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A weekend in Drumheller: Chelsea

A weekend in Drumheller: Chelsea

Here is the second part of my trip to Drumheller last month. Please, meet Chelsea, the uber talented lady behind the company Allure by Chelsea. She is a real boss, she is an amazing make-up artist. But most of all, she is a funny, dynamic and happy young woman who is ready for any kind of adventure.

We had so much fun during this weekend in Drumheller, and she made me laugh so much. It was a real pleasure to work with her, see her do her magic on the other girls, and then to have her pose for me for a few pictures.

Chelsea, you are one of a kind. Thanks for being the life of the party!

weekend-drumheller-allure-by-chelsea portrait of Chelsea from Allure by Chelsea pretty woman smiling at the camera

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A weekend in Drumheller: RobinDrumheller Portrait Photographer

A weekend in Drumheller: Robin

A few weeks ago, I had the huge pleasure of spending a weekend in Drumheller, with a few friends of mine: Robin, Tara, Sara, Chelsea and Jennie.

Our goal was to shoot a maximum of photos, in different locations, and in TWO DAYS. The good thing about traveling with other creatives is that they get what you do. If you pull over every five minutes because you saw a good spot for photos or if you insist on taking the small roads, they won’t be mad at you. No, the good thing is that they will probably jump out of the car because just like you, they want to get the perfect shot. Right Chelsea?! 😉

The other good thing was that because they were six of us, we had enough people posing and/or shooting. It was easy to just pick a spot, and then just play and be creative.

And because I took way too many photos during these two days, I don’t have any other choice than do several blog posts. So, I am starting with my dear Robin, from the blog My Closet Journey. It’s always so fun to photograph her.

We started with some photos in the hotel room. Not the most gorgeous hotel room, but the light was good.

girl in her Calvins girl with glasses in hotel room

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Cinco de Mayo shoot at El Cortez

Cinco de Mayo shoot at El Cortez

A few months ago, I had the pleasure to do a Cinco de Mayo shoot at El Cortez, the best Mexican restaurant in Edmonton! As an Edmonton Commercial Photographer, sometimes the best part of shooting for restaurants is that you actually can eat the food. Seriously, their guacamole is to die for. Have you tried?? It’s one of those dishes that you could eat everyday without any problem. Plus, I was in the kitchen when the chef made it, so now I know all the secret ingredients. But I can’t tell anyone, or he will kill me… or ban me from the restaurant (which is worse, haha!).

The decor of the shoot was realized by Robin from MCJ Events, and she did a fantastic job. I love those vibrant colours. They make me happy. Guacamole, tacos and bold colours make me very happy!

Enjoy these photos!

(Also, I decline all responsibility if these images make you hungry.)

  

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The Camp Collective in British Columbia

The Camp Collective in British Columbia

Hey friends!

I am trying to go back to better habits with blogging, so here I am. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that I attended a workshop called The Camp Collective in British Columbia in June. The workshop was a total blast, and I had a great time hanging out with my friends Tara, Frances, Cole, Ali and Jacob. I also met a bunch of new photographers at the workshop, and we all became good friends. This is really the best. Meeting new people at workshops, and making new friends, is my favourite part of attending workshops.

So, a hello to my new friends: Sara, Aileen, Lisa, Isabella, Monique, Danielle, Kim, Melissa, Mary, Emily and Amanda. You are all amazing!

Of course, we also took a lot of photos, like A LOT. We laughed, we cried, we played games, stayed up late, talked… a lot… laughed more, did yoga, ate good food, slept well, learned so much while still having lots of fun. This camp was like a small vacation for me, a camp for adults, or to be exact, a camp for photographers. Plus, we stayed at Bodega Ridge on Galiano Island. British Columbia is beautiful, and Galiano Island did not disappoint. I took the ferry for the first time to go from Vancouver to Galiano Island. This was fun. We also had the best bus driver who took us from the ferry arrival to Bodega Ridge. The drive was unforgettable. I wish I had a pic of the old school bus but I was too busy laughing and singing to take pictures.

Here are some images taken during the camp. There is a mix of lifestyle photos, portraits, challenges, etc. You get the point!

Enjoy!

camp-collective-british-columbia-emilie-iggiotti-1 photo of Ali by Emilie Iggiotti bodega ridge in galiano island

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French girl shoot in Edmonton

French girl shoot in Edmonton

When Ashley and I decided to shoot together, I sent her a few images for inspiration. And then when I looked at the images I sent, I told her the theme were obviously: French girl in Edmonton waiting for her boyfriend. Hahaha!

The day we were supposed to shoot was not exactly the best day for both of us. My phone died the day before, and I had to go to a shop in a mall almost outside of the city to get it repaired. They gave me a temporary phone until mine was getting repaired, and then I was late for the photo shoot. Ashley got lost on her way back from the make-up artist studio, and could not reach me, and she was late for the photo shoot too. We both started the shoot on a very stressful note, but ended up laughing about it.

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