When people arrive in my studio, my ultimate goal is to give them an amazing experience where they will leave and have had a fun, exhilarating day. I recently did a shoot whereby the mother only wanted pictures of her daughters taken. I managed to convince her to join in the fun and have her hair and make-up done and have a few shots taken with her daughters. I even went as far as to convince her to borrow one of my black gowns for some rather elegant portraits of herself. Below are some of the results.
young girl drressed in a tutu and looking like a little ballerina
Last fall, I had the wonderful experience of working with a model who was willing to let me try my hand at something that I really hadn’t touched before. I wanted to do a shoot in the woods with a mystical, fantastical feeling to it. The day in Ayer’s Cliff was beautiful and I set about looking for spots on my land that would be appropriate for this type of shoot. I finally found a spot and decided to use the fallen tree and the canopy of leaves that filtered the light and was giving me the type of feel that I wanted to obtain. Below are a few images from this shoot.
A few months back, I did a vintage inspired wedding shoot at Château St. Ambroise in Montreal with the wonderful Fanny Wong and MUA Kitty Mann, Here are some of the results of that shoot. The enitre shoot was conducted with ambiant light only. So no flash, a high ISO and at times a reflector. Enjoy the results.
As we women know wearing high heels all day long can get quite painful, so here is an image ‘au naturel’ in regards to shoes
I recently had the honour and priviledge of working with a wonderful family and creating some everlasting memories for them. I love these guys. They are absolutely wonderful and have the cutest kids possible. Making them look good was not too difficult as they are already beautiful on their own. I hope that you appreciate some of the following images.
I recently did a photoshoot with a beautiful you woman. Everyone believes that they can take a good picture with their point and shoot camera or their iphone’s, blackberry’s etc. However, the difference between a good picture and a great picture takes planning. Make-up, hair, clothes, setting up the sceen, how do you want to be represented, and lastly post-production or retouching. I wanted to show everyone how a little planning will get you the great shoot. Check out the following:
Before & After
Getting your model comfortable and posing her to get her best feminin angles.
I wanted to try my hand at a little more boudoir and was inspired by Dita Von Teese. She has the retro or vintage look all the while looking rather contemporary. If found a model who when posed the right way looks so much like Dita she could be her sister. We had a great time doing this shoot and hope that it will lead to more in the future.
Interested in doing a boudoir shoot with me that has a vintage twist to it? Just contact me. I’ll be thrilled to oblige.
In June, I had the priviledge of working with an amazing hair and make-up artist called Tomoko Hidaka and a clothing stylist called Camille Perreault. They managed to work together in order to help me make my vision of an outdoor vintage shoot come to fruition.
Vintage 50s Fashion look in Rue Des Artists, Old Montreal
Vintage 60s look in rue des Artists, Old Montreal
Old Port with the Jacques Cartier Bridge in the background
A few weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Bobbi from Tarte Nouveau who is a creator of fastenator hats. We thought it would be great to shoot these little hats on models as opposed to doing a catalogue type shoot that would just show case the hats. In using models, we are able to show the public how these hats can be worn.
The day was very long as I live on the south shore of Montreal and Bobbi lives on the North shore, but once we reached our destination, the two models were ready and willing to do and try anything and any location to turn this into something wonderful. We also must not forget Bobbi’s husband who was generous in feeding us both lunch and dinner. He’s the type of guy a girl must hang on to. However, I digress.
If you like what you see please do not hesitate to leave a comment, follow my blog or contact me. As well, If you would like to obtain a wonderful little fastenator hat for yourself, check out Bobbi’s website at: http://www.tarte-nouveau.ca/
A couple weeks ago I had the priviledge to work with two wonderful and amazing people who enabled me to produce some pretty darn good images for my vintage photography series. These amazing people where Tomoko Hidaka a make-up artist who has been in the business for quite a few years and donated her time to my cause. You can check out her work on her website at: http://www.tomokoh.com/tomokoh_makeuphaircreations/Welcome.html and the other amazing person I worked with was Camille Perreault who is a clothing stylist. You can view her work on her website at: http://camillepstyling.carbonmade.com/about.
I also worked with two great models Emilie Benoit and Emily O’Connor and was assisted by En JuLee. All together we made an amazing team.
I am attaching a few images of my Vintage Shoot. These were all done in Montreal near the waters edge. The setting was beautiful and the temperature was equally cooperative (not always the case in our part of the world). The clothing was supplied from H & M with some of the clothing and accessories being vintage pieces provided by myself and Camille. This shoot was inspired by a Vogue shoot that I had run across a while back.
Hope you enjoy the images. I will be posting more in a few days time.