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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

The truth in you with Tamsen, part two

The truth in you with Tamsen, part two

Hello there!

Time flies and we are already mid-August. My birthday was three days ago and I celebrated very simply with pizza and wine. Today, I want to share with you the second part of my lifestyle shoot with Tamsen. I decided to show you that Truth in You session in several parts because we took a lot of photos, with different outfits. Plus, I don’t want to overwhelm my readers with too many photos. There are still a lot of photos in this blog post but I tried to keep them organized. I hope you will enjoy them.

By the way, in case you did not know that already, Tamsen is a super talented make-up artist based in Montreal. I’ve worked with her a few times and she is awesome. Very professional, a total sweetheart and she is just so calm and positive on a shoot. If you need a MUA in Montreal, you should definitely check her out.

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Lifestyle portraits for Annick Gagnon

Lifestyle portraits for Annick Gagnon

She is an amazing wedding and event planner, but first of all, she is a great friend. I have only known Annick from Scenario Ideal for a few years now but I just know that she wears her heart on her sleeve and she is passionate about her job. It was a true pleasure to photograph her. I hope my photos at least convey her sweet personality and her great energy. If you are looking for an event planner, she is your girl. She will work her a$$ off for you to make your event the most memorable day of your life! No kidding!

Hair: Priska & Co

MUA: Katherine Cloutier

Photography: Emilie Iggiotti

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Lifestyle portraits for Priska & Co

Lifestyle portraits for Priska & Co

Do you know that when you are a business owner, you don’t have to hire a cheesy photographer to take pictures of you for your company? For example, my friend and uber talented hairstylist Priska hired me to take some photos of her and her freshly renovated salon for her new website. Well, she is young, smart, beautiful, modern, she loves social media, she is adorable, has the best smile, so I decided to incorporate all of this in her lifestyle photo session. Why am I telling you this? Because we are in 2016 and some people still think that having their picture taken for their business necessarily includes a studio, flashes, a suit and a white background. No, it does not have to be like that. You can just be you. And you will be amazing!

If you are looking for a killer hairdresser in Montreal, go to Priska & Co. If I could have her moved to Edmonton, I would be the happiest. Hahahaha!

Hair: Priska & Co

MUA: Katherine Cloutier

Styling: Annick Gagnon from Scenario Ideal

Photography: Emilie Iggiotti

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xoxo

Emilie

New photos for DJ Abeille

New photos for DJ Abeille

A few weeks ago, I have photographed my dear DJ Abeille again, as she needed new photos for her work. And yesterday, I participated in a contest on Instagram (#portraitsTamyUSA) and I wanted to share it what I wrote about the pic I have posted of Abeille:

“They say that a portrait tells a lot about the photographer, as much as it tells about the subject. I don’t know what this portrait tells about me… Maybe that I love light and photographing women.
But I can tell you that this photo is one of my favorite that I have made in a while. And I can tell you that the person photographed is probably one of my favorite subject.
I met @abeillegelinas two years ago when she was looking for a wedding photographer. She and @naeem.adam booked me. Then, I photographed her again for her professional work, and again when she was pregnant. This photo was created a few weeks ago. I needed some new work for my portfolio and Abeille needed some new promo pics.
What I love with Abeille is that every collaboration seems easy. We totally get each other and we enjoy working together. She pushes me to try new things but she also trust me and my work. I think I can say she is my muse.”

And what a joy to include baby Z in the photoshoot!

Make-up by the uber talented and adorable Amanda Priolo.

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