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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.

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Portraits of BaileyEdmonton Portrait Photographer

Portraits of Bailey

As an Edmonton portrait photographer, it’s not a secret anymore that I love taking portraits of women. So I was super happy to take these photos of Bailey when I flew from Edmonton to California in October for a workshop. And they turned out to be some of my favourite portraits I have taken. Sometimes we think that we have to plan an entire shoot, find a stylist, get a make-up artist, find a location, etc… I am all for a super planned shoot but I realized that sometimes shooting a very simple portrait in a very good light is just what you need. No tricks, to special effects, just very simple portraiture. I think as portrait photographers, we sometimes forget to go back to the basics. So, it’s good when you have a chance to just do that. It’s simple, it’s minimalist.

Of course, the California light helped me here and Bailey is very photogenic. But I am glad I kept it simple. This is exactly what I wanted to achieve here.

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Credits for this portrait shoot:

Location: Mountain Mermaid

Model: Bailey Webster

Photographer: Emilie Iggiotti | Edmonton Portrait Photographer

Editing: I used the LXCN presets by Tribe Archipelago and the ELMT Fire presets from Tribe Red Leaf for the black and white images.

I have so many other sessions to blog. See you soon!

xoxo

Emilie

 

 

The truth in you with Tamsen, part threePart Three

The truth in you with Tamsen, part three

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.

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If you are interested in a session “The truth in you”, contact me via email at info at emilieiggiotti dot com.

xoxo

Lifestyle session in Montreal with Kate

Lifestyle session in Montreal with Kate

When people tell me that they found me on Instagram, and then hire me to take their photos, I am always surprised, but in a good way of course. What an amazing way to connect with people!

This is how Kate found me and then decided to hire me for a lifestyle session in Montreal. As an entrepreneur, brand strategist, wine specialist, Kate needed new images for her upcoming website and I was so happy to work with her. She is such a character, I wanted her session to reflect all of her interesting sides. We created the perfect “brand session” for her in association with her own brand strategist, Phil Pallen.

So, here is Kate’s session. I hope you will like it! There are a lot of photos because I just loved working with that woman.

Styling: Marjolaine Viau // MUA: Amal Afoussi // Location: Hotel Gault // Photography: Emilie Iggiotti

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If you want to do a lifestyle session in Edmonton, feel free to contact me.

xoxo

Emilie