Tags archives: edmonton photographer

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. 


woman portraits edmonton

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!

edmonton portrait photographer
moody portrait of woman

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



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.

edmonton portrait photographer
Edmonton portrait photographer, Edmonton woman photographer,
jennie in black and white

Contact me HERE to book your spot!


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 Archipelago. Those are my all-time favourite presets.

pushing-creativity-alvina-edmonton pushing-creativity-alvina-edmonton

Read More

The Truth in You: Tracey

The Truth in You: Tracey

I realized I never shared this Truth in You session I did in Edmonton with my friend Tracey.

Tracey and I met two years ago when we both moved to Edmonton. She messaged me on Facebook one day, asking me if I would like to meet her for coffee. I remembered the feeling I had when I first moved to Edmonton and I would email photographers I was following on social media to ask them to meet for coffee. How scary! I don’t want anyone to feel rejected, so of course, I said yes. Oh boy, I am glad I did. We quickly became friends and I am happy to have her in my life. That girl brings another level of positivity and energy in my life. She is hard-working, dedicated to her job, she is a loyal friend and a beautiful person inside and out.

We did that session last year and I can’t believe I never shared it. Well, it’s time for you to discover how gorgeous she is. Watch out!

edmonton photographer do what you love photo woman laughing edmonton st albert portrait photographer

Read More

The Truth in You: Blake

The Truth in You: Blake

The Truth in You: Blake… by Emilie Iggiotti

Where do I start with this woman… there are so many things to say, and at the same time, I think the photos will talk by themselves.

Blake is a photographer and a mental health advocate. She is the creator of We All Believe in You! Many people in Edmonton know Blake. You don’t even need to mention her last name. She is so dedicated to being a voice for mental health, her fierceness and courage are beautiful to watch.

I was very honoured when she asked me to do a Truth in You session with me. I know it’s hard for her to step in front of the camera. However, I am glad she did it, and this is probably one of my favourite sessions.

Many people told me that when they saw those images of Blake, they felt like it was really “her”. This is the best compliment.

the-truth-in-you-blake-loates the-truth-in-you-blake-loates the-truth-in-you-blake-loates the-truth-in-you-blake-loates the-truth-in-you-blake-loates the-truth-in-you-blake-loates blake loates we all believe in you the-truth-in-you-blake-loates

Read More