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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.

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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

French girl shoot in Edmonton

French girl shoot in Edmonton

When Ashley and I decided to shoot together, I sent her a few images for inspiration. And then when I looked at the images I sent, I told her the theme were obviously: French girl in Edmonton waiting for her boyfriend. Hahaha!

The day we were supposed to shoot was not exactly the best day for both of us. My phone died the day before, and I had to go to a shop in a mall almost outside of the city to get it repaired. They gave me a temporary phone until mine was getting repaired, and then I was late for the photo shoot. Ashley got lost on her way back from the make-up artist studio, and could not reach me, and she was late for the photo shoot too. We both started the shoot on a very stressful note, but ended up laughing about it.

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