Category archives: Portraits

Playing with light with Devyn

Playing with light with Devyn

It’s not a secret that I love to play with the light. I am obsessed with light and shadow.

A few years ago, I remember trying to explain to someone that “I can see the light”. They look at me like I was the boy in The Sixth Sense telling Bruce Willis “I see dead people”. Hahaha! But what I was trying to say is that I can see where the light is, if the light is good, and how I can use in my photographs.

As a portrait photographer in Edmonton, winters can be long, so I learned to shoot indoors and play with the light and create interesting images. I really think that being limited by the light and the location can sometimes help you be more creative, and it pushes you out of your comfort zone.

So, with Devyn, it was winter, I wanted to shoot outside and I did not have any artificial light so everything you see was photographed in natural light.

We started in my bedroom. There is a corner next to the window which has some interesting light. I used my curtains to bring more light or limit the light. I don’t think we need lots of props when photographing someone, especially if you are making portraits. Just focus on your subject.

So, a chair, some good light and a photogenic model… this is what I had for my session with Devyn. 

Enjoy!

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Don’t be afraid of shadows. Not every photo needs to be in full light. Shadows can actually bring some mystery and mood to your photographs. Embrace them!

She has the best smile!

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Do you want to come shoot in my small apartment and play with light with me? Haha! Send me an email!

Love,

Em

Mini portrait sessions

Mini portrait sessions

It’s been a while since I blogged. But I have so many beautiful sessions to share, I need to get back to blogging.

Anyway, if you are reading this, I am here to announce a day of mini portrait sessions in November.

Date: November 24th, 2018

What does that include?

  • A 30 min session in my home studio
  • 5 HD images + an online gallery where you can buy more images
  • Cost: $200 + GST

Contact me here if you want to book your spot!

And if you need a makeup artist, the talented Kaitlin of Upstairs Glamour is available to do your makeup on November 24th.

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Contact me HERE to book your spot!

Emilie

Jennie in black and white

Jennie in black and white

I have been holding these black and white photos of Jennie for a while now.

Sometimes I like to keep images for me because I am protective of them. I love them so much, I want to keep them for myself.

It’s always a stress to photograph a fellow photographer, but it can also be a lot of fun. To see a woman you personally know express herself in front of your camera, and blossom like the gorgeous and sensual person that she is in front of your eyes is such a gift.

I will share the colour version of this session in a second post.

Enjoy!

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The Truth in You: Zviko

The Truth in You: Zviko

A Truth in You session with Zviko

I met Zviko through Tuesday Together, the Edmonton chapter of Rising Tide Society. I immediately noticed her incredible beauty and her kindness. She is also a boss lady as she is one of the owners of Casa La Deesse. It was such a pleasure to photograph her.

We did the photo session in my apartment, where I have a good amount of decent light and a huge window. It was easy to capture the beauty of Zviko as she is a natural in front of the camera. I also love to keep my sessions minimalist and simple.

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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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