Category archives: Portraits

Hello 2020!

Hello 2020!

Hello friends!

Last time I blogged was in June 2019. I decided to try again this year. No, it’s not a resolution. Haha!

So, what happened in 2019? A lot! But we are going to focus on 2020.

Here are a few things I want you to know about this year. I want to talk about the things that worked in 2019 and that will continue this year:

  • my Empowered Portraits have been such a success! My clients love that short and sweet session that leaves them with fun photos that actually look like them. Check it out here!
  • my Editorial Motherhood Portraits have been a big hit too. Mothers need to be in front of the camera with their kiddos. I had the pleasure of having some sweet motherhood sessions in my studio and I am excited about the upcoming ones.
  • of course, the Truth in You sessions are still there. They have become a landmark in my marketing and I am proud to tell you that lots of women have stepped in front of my camera and been brave enough to share their truth with me, and sometimes the world.

 

A sneak peek of an Editorial Motherhood Session
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Truth in You session with the fantastic Jillian Schecher
A portrait from an Empowered Portrait session with Margot Ross-Graham

These sessions are staying in 2020 and I hope I will see you in front of my camera soon.

Love,

Em

Editorial Motherhood Portraits

Editorial Motherhood Portraits

For this year’s Mother’s Day, I wanted to celebrate motherhood with beautiful editorial portraits. Motherhood is challenging and can be hard. Mothers deserve a break sometimes. But I know that what they cherish the most is a gorgeous photograph with their kids.

All they want is a lovely picture of them with their children. Of course, we all have great phones now and kids have their life documented every day. But it’s important for moms to be in the picture. That’s why I wanted to offer these editorial portraits.

Take a look at all the beautiful families who booked a session with me!

And these kids are just the cutest!

I would love to photograph some dads, so send me a message if you want to book a Father’s Day photo session.

Em

Editorial portrait session in Edmonton

Editorial portrait session in Edmonton

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!

Enjoy the photos!

Monique is represented by World MGMT.

Book your editorial portrait session here!

Love,

Em

The Truth in You: Sharon

The Truth in You: Sharon

As a portrait photographer based in Edmonton, the biggest compliment I can get is when another photographer asks me to take their photos.

A little back story about Sharon… I started following her on social media way before I moved to Edmonton in 2016. You know these people you follow online and you immediately think “Oh, I want to be friend with that person”? Well, Sharon was one of these persons.

So fast forward to 2019, Sharon is one of my closest friends now. Yes, I kinda forced her to be my friend at that point. Haha kidding! I think she likes me.

Actually, when she asks me to do a Truth in You session for her, I freaked out a little bit. You need to understand that Sharon is one of the best wedding photographers in Edmonton. She is admired and followed by so many other photographers. For sure, it’s a big honour to be hired by someone like Sharon. But this also comes with a bit of pressure.

But I accepted the challenge and put on my big girl’s pants. I worked with Sharon the way I work with my “regular” clients. I created a mood board for her on Pinterest and I took control of the creative direction of the shoot. I chose a few locations that I thought would be a good fit for her.

truth in you session mood board emilie iggiotti

We picked her clothing together so it fits with the locations I picked. It just helps me more efficient while shooting and we don’t waste time changing outfits. After that, it was time to shoot.

I mean, how gorgeous is this woman?

When I posted a sneak peek on social media, Sharon sent me this message:

“I am so in love with that photo. It matches who I want to be.”

What a beautiful way to honour my work. Thank you for your trust, Sharon.

Love,

Em

A video about my creative shoot

I did a creative shoot in April and I asked my friend Sara Jewell if she would like to film a little promotional video for me.

Sara is so talented and I am so grateful to be surrounded by so many amazing creative people. I love the video she has created for me and I am happy to share this film with you.

Creative team of the shoot:

A film by Sara Jewell

Thank you Sara for creating this video for me!

Love,

Em