When I was in California last October, I had the honour of photographing Lara Jade, host of the Create Retreat workshop but most of all, one of my favourite fashion photographer. I have been knowing Lara since her early days at Flickr and Deviant Art. I have always been amazed by her talent and her beauty. Meeting her in real life was a real key moment for me. I know the quote which says that we should not meet our idols but meeting Lara has been a great experience for sure.
On the second day of the workshop, we had an impromptu photo shoot with all the attendees and Lara was kind enough to pose for us. I was able to capture a few images of her. She is a natural beauty, and she knows her angles for sure. But there is something else coming from her. She is quiet, posed and confident. Meeting one of your favourite photographers is already a great moment, but being able to photograph her is definitely a huge honour.
I hope you will like the few portraits I took of Lara.
Credits of this shoot:
- Model: Lara Jade
- Location: The Mountain Mermaid in Topanga
- Hosts: Lara Jade and Emily Soto for Create Retreat
- Photographer: Emilie Iggiotti
- Images edited with ELMT Earth from Tribe Red Leaf
You can read more about Create Retreat here and here.
I have been having a bit of summertime sadness for the past few days. It’s “finally” winter here in Edmonton, it snowed a little bit already and you can feel that the Holidays are just around the corner. But I still have so many photos to share from this summer, it will still be summer on this blog for a few months.
Do you remember my friend Danielle? She is talented wedding photographer in Edmonton and she also has her own online boutique. We met at the beginning of summer to take some pictures for her shop. It was our first time meeting and we met again last month at the Let’s go workshop. She is funny, sassy and very photogenic. She is a professional hair flipper and the only person I know who can walks in heels in a field with grace. She is amazing!
Edited with the ELMT Water presets by Tribe Red Leaf.
See you soon Summer!
It took me so long to blog the last part of that session… maybe because I don’t want it to end. I don’t want to put an end to that series of photos because it is one of my favourite series created so far. I am a bit scared I won’t be able to create something similar, something better. Creativity is strange. We fight for it, we struggle and when we are done with a project, when we finish, we are scared to start again. Because we know the process, we know it’s going to hurt.
These photos created with and for Tamsen are a memory of a difficult time for me. A time where my soul was crushed, my faith was lost and my energy was so low I could not operate properly. I remember driving to the location of the session and asking myself what I was going to do, and why I was doing this. But then, I remember the liberation of creating, the freedom of being alone with my model and my camera, feeling no pressure, no stress, no judgement. I almost forgot how rejuvenating it was for me to be able to just create.
These photos are the testimony of a battle, a struggle with my own mind and the result of a difficult but rewarding journey.
If you are interested in a session “The truth in you”, contact me via email at info at emilieiggiotti dot com.