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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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We pray

We pray

We pray.

By Reg Madison

“The thing about us women… we pray. Whether we call it that or not. Ceaselessly. Reverently. Desperately. We pray. Over the simmering pot of I love you too much to let you go hungry, to the mindfulness in striking the match, it’s all prayer. When we turn off and tuck in, we pray. Through each I’m not good enough and How can I possibly? We pray. When we steal 4 minutes in the bathroom while catching our breath, 3.5 of those are spent in utterances of sanctification.
Over our earth. Over our children. Over our people. Over ourselves.
We are women, and each step we take is a walking meditation calling in spirit to move and guide us that we, as women, can keep the diamonds of faith tethered to our hearts.
Through sighs of exhaustion and the syphoning of resources, whether to a Him or Her or both. We ask. We thank. We pray. Through restless feet and tireless duty, through night and day and in stolen moments of powerlessness, we offer it up and out.
Because we know from our mothers, and their mothers’ mothers, that the only way to taste heaven with both feet covered in soil, is to expand like an acrobat with folded hands and open hearts. And surrender.
We pray with a mysticism that keeps crops sprouting, tides rolling and winds changing. We stay on our knees to see God, not to be noticed by a godless society. We Houdini 4 loaves from 2 because guess what? God honours that shit.
There is a knowing in our bones. Something that is silently declared when our parents are told, “It’s a girl.” We will live a life of reverence. We will exalt all that is holy. We will baptize and be baptized in lifetimes of bleeding truth. And when we are drowning in tears of self-doubt and shame, we take the pause, lean in and practice acceptance. All within a prayer.
Before we learn to talk or walk or say no, we pray. Before we leave this life on earth, we pray. Before we wake. Pray.
In our art, in our gaze, in our laps.
With supplication and grace, we pray.
We bathe in it. Breathe fire with it. Move mountains through it.
And dance intimately beside it.
In gratitude, in awe, in humility.
For peace, for patience for strength
Because we honour that space between here and there
Because even the mundane requires it
And the sacred gives evidence to it.
Because we can’t afford not to.
We are women.
And we pray.”

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Model is Tamsen Rae.
Photography by me.
Edited with Tribe Archipelago.

More of this session here.


A weekend in Drumheller: Tara | Part One

A weekend in Drumheller: Tara | Part One

A weekend in Drumheller with Tara by Photographer Emilie Iggiotti

Shooting in Drumheller for a photographer is like shooting in Texas or in the Californian desert. You have the feeling that we are in a different country but we are still in Alberta! I love shooting in Drumheller. The landscapes, the colours, the desert vibes make me happy. I could totally be a Drumheller photographer and I will be happy to shoot there all the time!

The first time I met Tara was a few months ago, at an event in Edmonton. Since then, I have been following her on Instagram, and fan girling her like crazy. So, when I knew she was coming with us to Drumheller, I was so excited. I wanted to shoot with her for a while now, and I was thrilled it was finally happening.

Tara is for me the definition of an Amazon: tall, gorgeous, wild and free.

This is part One of my photos of Tara.

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We took some photos at our hotel too…

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Stay tuned for Part Two!

Creative team:

Model: Tara

MUA: Allure by Chelsea

Other babes: Sara, Robin and Jennie

Photography: Edmonton Portrait Photographer | Emilie Iggiotti

All my photos are edited with the Wolf Pack presets by Tribe Photo Co.



The Queen of HollywoodEdmonton Women Photographer

The Queen of Hollywood

When I asked my friend Danielle to pose for me, I did not have an exact idea of what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted something glamorous and classy. But it’s only when I saw this dress in Danielle’s closet that I had this idea of a shoot around the theme of the “Queen of Hollywood”. As an Edmonton photographer specializing in women portraits, it’s important for me to create imagery that tell real and honest stories.

Queen of Hollywood is a song by The Corrs, one of my favourite groups from the 90’s. The story of the song is a bit sad, but it’s a beautiful song.

I wanted the series to follow the lyrics of the song… it starts as a happy story, a woman who follows her dreams and wants to become the Queen of Hollywood. But soon, she starts losing her spark, and her life becomes sad. It’s the story of so many persons, who go after their dreams, but realize that their life can become completely different. It’s not easy to try to follow your dreams, sometimes you lose yourself while doing it. But the woman in the song never gives up, she believes that she’ll be the Queen of Hollywood.

The series start with bright and happy photos, but end with moody, dark and blurred pictures to emphasize the despair she is starting to feel.

I hope you will enjoy these images! And how gorgeous is my friend Danielle Lucier?

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