Taking portraits is my favourite thing to do. I am never tired of photographing people, but it gets even more interesting when I get to photograph someone so beautiful as Monique. I found Monique on Instagram. She is a young model in Edmonton. I kept seeing photos of her popping up in my feed. So, I decided that I wanted to do an editorial portrait session with her. And that’s what we did!
Monique is incredible. Sweet, professional, so good at posing and those freckles!!! I can’t get enough of her face! Haha!
For this shoot with Shiann, I had a few ideas in mind but not a clear vision of what I wanted to get from the session (ugh, hello burn out!). We were texting and sharing inspiration and she showed me a picture of this kimono. Right away, I knew I wanted to use it for the shoot and style it a certain way.
I love coming up with a concept, creating an entire shoot, photographing it and seeing it become a reality. It makes my heart happy.
Sometimes, we feel stuck and burnt out. But actually, doing something and “forcing” ourselves to create can help. I felt so much energized after this shoot. Finally, I was able to create something that was aligning with my brand, my style and my vision for my photography. What a relief!
I’ll post more pics of this shoot in another post. Different outfit, different look. Stay tuned!
Wow! I can’t believe I never blogged these images of Mary in the forest, taken in 2017 in British Columbia. It’s about time!
Also, a portrait from this session has won a final place at The Voice competition organized by Clickin Moms and Click Magazine. And I got to win my own print of my photo!
The winning photo combines two of my favourite subjects to photograph: nature and a woman’s face. Maybe it will be the beginning of a series, actually. In fact, there is something magical about a woman photographed in a forest, surrounded by trees and leaves, sitting on the ground and celebrating her life and her beauty. So, I hope these photos make you stop and think for a second. Indeed, think of nature, think of the beautiful women in your life, think of what you want your images to be, and what you want people to feel when they see them.
For the technical details:
Photographed with a Nikon D810 and a Sigma 50mm 1.4
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!)
A few months ago, the ladies at Plaid and Paisley Littles Boutique asked me if I would be interested in shooting an editorial for them, for Mother Muse. Being a fan of the magazine already, of course, I said yes. Plus, I needed to shoot something different, and I am always in for a good collaboration that boosts my creativity. Well, let me tell you that I was not disappointed. Brandi, Bryttani and Brookelyn had something specific in mind, and it was a bit different from what I usually shoot. But the truth is that I liked being pushed, I liked getting out of my comfort zone.