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Pushing my creativity with Alvina

Pushing my creativity with Alvina

Pushing my creativity with Alvina in Edmonton, AB.

As a photographer, I always try to push myself and to push my creativity and this is what I did with Alvina, at the end of last year in Edmonton. We did that portrait shoot in my apartment in Edmonton and it was great to create for me.

Alvina is a make-up artist, a student, a model. She is a creative herself, so it was great to collaborate with her on that session. I never saw someone posing so easily and being so intense while also being so natural and peaceful.

As usual, I kept my posing pretty simple and minimalist. The only things I wanted to use for this session were this black stool and the white curtains. They are both from IKEA and they are super cheap! Hahaha! I also shot a little bit under-exposed, so my images have lots of grain. It was starting to be very dark in the end, but I actually like the results.

I edited these images with the Wolf Pack presets by Tribe Photo Co. Those are my all-time favourite presets.

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The Truth in You: Tracey

The Truth in You: Tracey

I realized I never shared this Truth in You session I did in Edmonton with my friend Tracey.

Tracey and I met two years ago when we both moved to Edmonton. She messaged me on Facebook one day, asking me if I would like to meet her for coffee. I remembered the feeling I had when I first moved to Edmonton and I would email photographers I was following on social media to ask them to meet for coffee. How scary! I don’t want anyone to feel rejected, so of course, I said yes. Oh boy, I am glad I did. We quickly became friends and I am happy to have her in my life. That girl brings another level of positivity and energy in my life. She is hard-working, dedicated to her job, she is a loyal friend and a beautiful person inside and out.

We did that session last year and I can’t believe I never shared it. Well, it’s time for you to discover how gorgeous she is. Watch out!

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Remember when it was Summer?

Remember when it was Summer?

Remember when it was summer in Edmonton? Well, I do and I remember I did that shoot with Devyn at the famous “accidental beach” in Edmonton. Of course, I forgot to blog it. What’s wrong with me?

Anyway, I thought it was a good time to post these images. It’s February, we are over winter and ready for Summer. These photos make me happy!

Also, it reminds me of my favourite quote by Albert Camus.

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” — Albert Camus

Okay, who miss summer??

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The Truth in You: Blake

The Truth in You: Blake

The Truth in You: Blake… by Emilie Iggiotti

Where do I start with this woman… there are so many things to say, and at the same time, I think the photos will talk by themselves.

Blake is a photographer and a mental health advocate. She is the creator of We All Believe in You! Many people in Edmonton know Blake. You don’t even need to mention her last name. She is so dedicated to being a voice for mental health, her fierceness and courage are beautiful to watch.

I was very honoured when she asked me to do a Truth in You session with me. I know it’s hard for her to step in front of the camera. However, I am glad she did it, and this is probably one of my favourite sessions.

Many people told me that when they saw those images of Blake, they felt like it was really “her”. This is the best compliment.

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My best photos of 2017

My best photos of 2017

I was not planning on doing a “best of 2017” blog post but I realized, I still want to show off all the gorgeous people I photographed in 2017. So here is my “best photos of 2017” or as I should call it, “my favourite shots of 2017” that never been posted on social media (for most of them).

My favourite photos are not my clients’ favourite photos and not the most popular posts on Instagram. Also, it’s my second official year in Edmonton. How cool is this? I finally feel like home here.

So, here you are. I hope you enjoy and may 2018 be full of beautiful photos sessions with amazing human beings!

Cheers and happy New Year!

(Clearly, I have a thing for gorgeous women laughing. I am good with this!)

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