Creating a style thats all about you.
“I want portraits that capture the real me, I want to celebrate a significant event in my life, I want to give my partner some pictures of me that they will never forget”. There are so many reasons to get portraits, what is yours?
Getting portraits taken is fun and excitig
For my style I like to combine beauty, lifestyle and story telling. This is a bit different then your typical boudoir session. It is more about the real you and about why you want to get photographed. No one wants to be put in a box and look the same as everyone else and your unique moments deserves some out of the box thinking. I want you to end up with beautifully original images that you can look back on for years.
Here is some information about the sessions below, please contact me to discuss further!
1. Be Who You Are
Really please! I want you to be in a location you love, wear what you love and bring anything you love. The last thing I want is for you to feel like you need to fit into a certain look. I want to get beautiful natural results with you just being you.
2. You Don’t Have to Know how to pose
Please leave this to me! We will get the best results if you are not stiff or trying to hold your body a certain way. I want you to relax as much as you can and just enjoy looking awesome and feeling awesome. If we have to dance to some crazy music, or put on a comedy pod cast to laugh and loosen up then I am in!
2. Being nervous is ok!
I have had everyone say this to me 99.9% of the time and those people are in the photos on my website. I think this is totally normal to be nervous and the most important thing is that I want you to be yourself. It is my job to direct you, I want you to focus on having fun and being in the moment we are creating. It is do normal to feel nervous but once we get started you will realize there is nothing to fear!
3. Choosing A Location That Reflects You
I shoot at a studio in Edmonton, outdoors or at your place. Depending on what you want I can help you choose what will suit your session best. If you want beautiful photos outside, in an outfit you are dying to wear, that is something we can do. If you have a special location or a place you think is beautiful, lets go there. At home sessions are a great option as well, and for some people they are much more comfortable. Your home is you! I have shot in the smallest places to very large homes. All we need is a window to let the beautiful natural light in. Finally there is the studio. It is all white with big bright windows, a cute vintage bed and a lays chair.
4. Hair & Makeup
This is personal. I have had clients on both ends of the spectrum either getting totally glammed up or shooting with a totally bare face. If you want to be simple and natural with just mascara and messy hair, let’s do it! If you do plan on wearing makeup I highly recommend having a professional makeup artist do it for you. Getting your makeup done is TONS of fun. I personally work with and recommend Amber Victoria Prepchuk who is an amazing artist located in Edmonton.
5. What To Wear
I want you to wear what makes you feel great. If that is a white tank and ripped jeans, a lacy bra set or your birthday suit we can go for it. The session allow for enough time to change a few times, I would recommend choosing at most 3 outfits. This is one awesome thing about home sessions, you have all your stuff there! So sometimes we can be a bit more spontaneous.
6. Feel Good
Have a relaxing day. Try not to fill your shoot day up with a million things to do before hand. Getting a session is special so take the time to feel good, whatever that looks like for you.