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Create RetreatFashion Photography Workshop

Create Retreat

Last October, I flew to California for a fashion photography workshop called Create Retreat hosted by two of my favourite fashion photographers who are based in the US: Lara Jade and Emily Soto. To say that I enjoyed this workshop is an understatement. I met so many wonderful people at the retreat and I learned so much from Lara and Emily. Plus, we stayed at a gorgeous location, as I showed you in this article.

I already posted some pictures of Bailey that I took at the workshop. Now, it’s time to share some photos of the two shoots we had during the retreat. We were able to work with an entire team of stylists, make-up artists, hairstylists and models. The whole experience was great and I recommend any photographer interested in learning fashion photography to attend the Create Retreat Workshop. Emily and Lara are open books, they share a lot and they would answer any question. Plus, they are the sweetest and it was a real pleasure to get to know them more.

For the first set up of the Create Retreat Fashion Photography workshop, we shot inside the house with model Paulina. Emily Soto had set up a backdrop and some lights. The thing is I really liked that set up and now I want to use more artificial lights for my shoots. But I am still a bit shy about it and I need to practice more, so if anyone wants to play, let’s do it together.

I have edited all my photos with the Tribe Red Leaf and the Tribe Archipelago presets.

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Meanwhile, Lara was shooting outside with another set up and a second model…

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After the first shoots, the models changed outfits and then we moved outside. We started with Lara and the gorgeous Brea dressed in a beautiful hispanic style… beautiful!

More photos with Paulina…

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Credits for the Fashion Photography Create Retreat workshop:

Models – Paulina and Brea
Styling – Janiya
Make Up & Hair – Jenn H
Teachers – Lara Jade & Emily Soto

Alberta fashion shootPart Two

Alberta fashion shoot

This was my first Alberta fashion shoot and I was pretty happy about it. I had this vision like I explained in my previous blog post (see Part one of my Drumheller fashion shoot) and I could not wait to execute it. After the first part of the shoot in the desert, we found these outstanding cliffs with more greenery and decided to shoot there just before sunset. The light was so beautiful, creamy and soft. After a quick outfit change, we shot a few more images there, just before heading back to Edmonton.

These images are probably my favourite images from this shoot. Melody’s make up, her dress, her hair, the landscape… everything seems to be fitting perfectly. I styled this shoot myself and I gave Amanda and Melissa my entire trust for the hair and make-up. And I think they did an amazing job! I love working with other creatives, I love trusting them because this is when people gets more creative and deliver something that is even better than what you were expecting.

This shoot turned out to be one of my favourite of 2016… so let’s hope that 2017 will be full of even more great shoots like this!

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A big thank you to Cammielle from Mode Models International for introducing me to Melody who is a doll. Plus, it’s amazing to work with her. And last but not least, she is absolutely gorgeous and super photogenic. I’ll re-shoot with her anytime!

Another big thank you to Amanda and Melissa for the make-up and hair. These two are so good at their job, it’s insane. I would highly recommend them for sure.

Credits for my Alberta fashion shoot:

Make-up: Amanda

Hair: Melissa

Model: Melody from Mode Models International

Photography: Emilie Iggiotti | Edmonton Fashion Photographer

xoxo

Drumheller fashion shootPart One

Drumheller fashion shoot

I photographed this Drumheller fashion shoot last summer and I never posted it. What a shame! It was one of my favourite shoots of 2016 and if you follow me on Instagram, you probably have seen a few sneak peeks.

I had this shoot in mind for a long time. A desert, the light, a girl with a long dress and a hat… I just had to find the perfect place to execute. And because I don’t live in California, or near Joshua Tree, I thought I could never do it. Until someone told me about Drumheller… it’s a special place in Alberta where they basically discovered traces of dinosaurs. There is actually a famous dinosaur museum there. It’s a super cool place.

So, I started to plan my shoot. I contacted Amanda, a make-up artist I met in Edmonton a few weeks before. Then, I contacted Mode Models International, a model agency based in Edmonton. They booked me the most gorgeous girl. Her name is Melody and just remember her face, I am pretty sure she will become famous soon.

Please, enjoy the part one of my shoot…

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Part two coming soon…

Credits for this Drumheller fashion shoot:

Make-up: Amanda

Hair: Melissa

Model: Melody from Mode Models International

Photography: Emilie Iggiotti | Edmonton Fashion Photographer

 

Test shoot with Brooklyn

Test shoot with Brooklyn

I love doing a test shoot with models. As a fashion photographer, it’s a great way to practice and I love photographing new faces. And this week I did a test shoot with Brooklyn from Mode Models International, a model agency based in Edmonton, Alberta. I love working with them, they are the best in Edmonton.

I am just posting a few images because I did not have to edit more but I wanted to share these ones with you. It was shot at the Victoria Park in Downtown Edmonton on a very chilly Saturday morning.

Today, the temperatures are way too cold too shot, so I am glad I did that small photo shoot last Saturday. Shooting outside during winter is definitely a challenge and you don’t want your model to freeze or lose your fingers. I am looking for options in Edmonton regarding spaces or locations where I could shoot indoors. If you have any suggestion, feel free to comment.

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Credits for the shoot:

And for my photographers friends, I shot with a Nikon D3s, a Sigma Art 50 1.4 and I edited the photos with the LXCN presets by Tribe Archipelago.

To be continued…

 

Mountain Mermaid TopangaCreate Retreat workshop

Mountain Mermaid Topanga

I went to my first fashion photography workshop at the Mountain Mermaid Topanga in California and it was a memorable week.

Being a fashion photographer takes me to amazing places and I am grateful it took me to the Mountain Mermaid Topanga. This place stole my heart forever. I loved the decoration, the garden, the quietness of the place. Bill, the owner of the place, is such a nice gentleman. It’s impossible to not feel at home there.

I left Edmonton for a few days to stay there for the Create Retreat. It was an absolute dream. Shooting there was a dream. I still can’t realize that I had the opportunity to stay there and to learn from two of the best photographers in the fashion industry right now: Emily Soto and Lara Jade.

The workshop was full of resources and very helpful and I learned so much. I will share the images I took during the workshop very soon but first I wanted to share a few images of that magical place. If you have never been to Topanga in California, well let me tell you something: it’s a special place that seems stuck in a different era. It’s probably stuck in the 70’s with the hippies and the cool people wearing flare jeans, rounded sunglasses and peace signs necklaces. It’s quiet, it’s peaceful, it’s perfect.

I stayed in one of the bedrooms in the residence with a view on the garden and the swimming pool. It was like being in a movie. I actually learned that a few celebrities stayed at the Mountain Mermaid, like Lana Del Rey and Rihanna. They also filmed some video clips there. How amazing is this?

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Creative team behind the workshop:

Emily Soto // Lara Jade // Create Retreat

I am ready to go back anytime! It was so nice to stay at the Mountain Mermaid in Topanga for my first fashion photography workshop.

xoxo

Emilie