Portraits of a womanEdmonton Woman Photographer

Portraits of a woman

I did a casting call a few months ago because I wanted to take some portraits of a woman who is 45 years old and more in Edmonton. Because in this society, if you look around, on TV, or in magazines, the majority of women are 30 years old and less. After 30, you are considered “too old”. In movies, we frequently see actors playing the roles of older men (60 years old and more) being married or in love with younger women. The photography business is no different. Women are photographed when they are playing a role: fiancee, bride, mother, wife. And as soon as you don’t fit in any of those “roles”, why would you be photographed? That’s why I am making a point in photographing all women, not because you need to fit in a role, but because you deserve to be “seen”. It’s that simple.

So, this is how I met Nancy.

Her beautiful niece sent me her contact on Facebook, and then Nancy sent me an email. We met at my studio, where I photographed her on a Saturday afternoon.

I was in awe of her class, her elegance, and how photogenic she was. It was easy to photograph her, and I love her genuine attitude and her quiet presence.

Here are some of my favourite shots from her session. Here are some portraits of a beautiful woman.

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A woman who can rock this colour should wear it everyday…

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If you are a woman, of any age, who wants some portraits, feel free to contact me.

Love always,


  • Tracey said:

    Oooh, I really love these! She is super classy. Definitely an enviable woman. :D

  • So beautiful! And so true, what you're saying. now that i am at that age, i noticed that we become invisible for the society. if you're not a mother, and I am not, even more... thanks for shifting the spotlight...

  • Brittany said:

    It is so vital that women not only be seen outside of those roles, but particularly, that we see ourselves outside of those roles... truly see ourselves. Beautiful work Emilie, I hope more women have a chance to see themselves this way.

  • As always, Emilie, your portraits are generous and utterly gorgeous. Nancy, these portraits reveal a woman who isn't afraid to be pensive or amused, a woman who knows her worth, a woman who embraces all that she has become and all that her body, her life, has given her.

  • Karena said:

    You did a wonderful job capturing her as herself. Beautiful.