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You deserve to be in the picture

You deserve to be in the picture

M O T H E R

She is always running after time. She wants to slow down but there is always something to do on the to-do list.
She is tired but she does not tell anyone, because she feels like she can’t complain.
She looks at her kids growing up and her heart does that thing where it’s breaking a little bit. She can’t believe they are this age already. Where did the time go?
She wants to freeze the time but she also can’t wait to see what things they are going to accomplish in their lives.
She is always torn between nostalgia and excitement for the future.
She wants to soak it in as much as she can. But she is always moving on to the next task.
She is here and thinking ahead at the same time.
She is simultaneously the witness and the main character of the story.
She is the mother, the guardian of all memories.

Book an Editorial Motherhood Portraits for you now or gift it to someone special to you.

Email me HERE if you have questions or to save your spot!

Don’t wait for too long, as spots fill up fast!

Lots of love,

Emilie

This is my face

This is my face

This is my face, y’all.⁣

⁣Not the face I make when I try to be sexy on Instagram.⁣

⁣This is my REAL face.⁣

⁣This is the face I make when I am laughing really hard, and you can’t see my eyes anymore, and you can almost count all my teeth (I am missing a few, thank you braces!).⁣

⁣That’s the face of joy and happiness.⁣

⁣I used to not like that face. Too many teeth. Big nose. Double chin. My skin is not perfect.⁣

⁣But I realized that this is the face people see all the time, and they seem to like my face because they don’t run away with fear in their eyes when they see me.⁣

⁣So I learned to like my face, and my all self.⁣

⁣It’s a process, I won’t lie to you.⁣

⁣But maybe learn to like your face too. Especially if you are a woman and people tell you that you need to change your face to be liked/loved.⁣

⁣You don’t.⁣

⁣I like your face. Your face is your face.⁣

⁣And it’s also okay to do things that make you feel more confident (like, getting braces, lol).⁣

⁣But do it for you, not for the haters.⁣

⁣Anyway, this is my face.⁣

⁣You are welcome!⁣

⁣Have a good day!⁣

Emilie Iggiotti - At Photo Native 2020 photographed by Justin Hackworth

Photo by Justin Hackworth, taken at Photo Native 2020 in Santa Barbara, California.

Simple Portraits

Simple Portraits

Do you need new headshots?

Or as I call them, “professional portraits”?

I just got this amazing backdrop and I would love to get some people in front of my camera.

First, I thought of doing a “marathon” day of shoots where I would have maybe 10 people coming in one day for a 30 min session.

However, I realized that I was doing these marathon shoots because everyone else was doing it. But to be honest, I hate being stressed and these days would be extremely stressful for me. One of my life goals is to live a peaceful life aligned with my values, and basically, these shoots would just kill my soul.

I love talking to people, I love taking my time, especially if I am photographing you. Even if it’s a 30 min shoot, I want to take the time to get to know you. I don’t want to rush you out the door if we are having a meaningful conversation.

So, I am breaking up with the marathon shoots, or mini sessions or whatever you want to call them.

But I still want to photograph you and offering affordable portrait sessions for people who need a good and simple portrait.

***We don’t even have to use this backdrop. We can use my plain walls or a beige backdrop.

So here are the details of these simple portraits:

– The cost: $250 + GST

– The details: 30 min shoot + 10 images included.

– Location: My home studio in Edmonton.

Email me if you have any questions!

Emilie

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. 

Enjoy!

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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!

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

Love,

Em

Jennie in black and white

Jennie in black and white

I have been holding these black and white photos of Jennie for a while now.

Sometimes I like to keep images for me because I am protective of them. I love them so much, I want to keep them for myself.

It’s always a stress to photograph a fellow photographer, but it can also be a lot of fun. To see a woman you personally know express herself in front of your camera, and blossom like the gorgeous and sensual person that she is in front of your eyes is such a gift.

I will share the colour version of this session in a second post.

Enjoy!

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