I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
We were honoured to photograph Carmel in our photo studio, a beautiful young woman and a cancer survivor. Here is her touching story:
“I’m Carmel and one year ago I was diagnosed with a rare form of sarcoma cancer on my scalp. Unfortunately this meant that my scalp needed to be removed in order to remove the cancer. The amazing surgeons at Princess Margaret were able to rebuild my scalp using two muscles from my back and a skin graft from my leg. However, this also means that I have permanent hair loss and lots of scars.
Every year I set a list of goals for myself, and one of those goals for 2016 was to get a photography shoot – to show that I’m proud of my scars and to celebrate how far I have come. It’s been a really difficult road, but I’m back on track and these photos represent both sides of me – owning my scars and my new image, while also celebrating the glamour and fun of a wig!”
Dear Carmel, thank you for being our beautiful muse!
As photographers, we think that a professional photoshoot is one of the best gifts you can give someone – a unique and classy way to show your care and love for that special person (family, partner, friend or a coworker). A professional photoshoot is a one-of-a-kind gift they will always remember and cherish. Our beautiful gift cards come in a chic and elegant packaging and can be used towards any photoshoot (any amount or a pre-selected package can be loaded onto the card). Call or email us to pick one up today!
The Winter Season may not be warm, but it is full of magic and … GIFTS!
As usual around this time of the year, we celebrate by giving away a special gift as part of our Holiday Season Promotion to all our clients booking their photoshoots with us this Winter Season! The promotion is valid from November 1st, 2016 until March 31st, 2017 and the number of gifts is limited, so hurry!
Our special gift for you this year is a gorgeous table-top Chrystal Plaque sized 5×7 printed with your favourite image from the session! Thin and stylish precision-cut glass with black fabric backing for a sleek, frameless, ultra-modern look, this frame can be kept either on the desk or inside the desk.
To book your session or with any questions, follow this link to our Contact Us page.
Over the years of capturing the beauty of our clients, we came to realize that a professionally done make up and hair styling are some of the key elements of a successful photoshoot. We are all naturally beautiful, just the way we wake up in the morning, but a boudoir photoshoot requires a very specific type of make-up due to the way the camera reacts to light and shadows. A regular day-to-day make up will simply not work, as our eye sees the make-up differently than the camera does. Even the very popular today “natural” make up look requires a touch of a professional make up artist and about an hour of application to achieve correctly. That is why we have only the top experts from the wedding and fashion make up industries in our team, who have the skills and artistic vision to make our clients look their very best on the day of the photoshoot and create make-up and hair styles perfect for our photoshoots.
And that is why we include professional make-up in all of our packages. Hair styling is also highly recommended, and is either included, or is available as an add-on option for some packages.
We’ve narrowed it down to 5 main reasons to use the services of our professional beauty experts for your boudoir photoshoot:
1. Be stress free on the day of your photoshoot!
Best way to avoid stress? Let the professional do what they do best. Your make up will be done in the studio prior to your photoshoot by one of our team’s skilled make-up professionals, who will work with you to create that flawless look perfect for a boudoir photoshoot. All you have to do is arrive at the scheduled time and be ready to get pampered. Our make up artists use top of the line make up and hair styling products (eye lashes, hair products, etc. will all be provided), so there is no need for you to bring anything else (except hair extensions, which you can bring to the studio and our hair stylist will style them for you; or any special products that you would want our make up artists to use). Please inform us about any skin products sensitivities ahead of your photoshoot.
2. Camera ready make-up is different than typical make-up.
The type of make up needed for a boudoir photoshoot is different from an everyday make up or from an evening style make-up. The closest description will probably be something in between, but with a more enhanced contouring and special products to make sure your make-up stays in place by the end of the photoshoot. As you will have a multiple outfits to change into during the photoshoot, our make-up experts will find a style and colour palette that will not only enhance and compliment your facial features, but will match your skin tone as well as the colours of your outfits. While some women know a make-up artist they trust and work with regularly, we will not be able to provide direction during their make-up application and therefore will not be able to guarantee the end results, as opposed to our team’s MUA’s, which we know very well and trust to create exactly what we need.
3. Learn more about professional make-up techniques!
It is not every day that you get a chance to work with a beauty industry professional, so this is an experience on it’s own. This is also a great opportunity to learn something new about your skin, facial features and hair care products that work best for you, ask questions and get answers from a skilled professional. Our make up artists have an in-depth knowledge of current trends, various beauty products and techniques to make you look your best on a daily basis and are happy to share these secrets with you!
4. Try something new!
Ever wanted to try a different make-up style, go for a bolder lip or wander what a perfectly done smokey-eye would look like on you? Our make-up artists will be happy to make that happen in a professional way, to combine just the right colours that work with your individual facial features and skin tones. The best part – you can customize your look, as we are completely open to your ideas and want to create the make-up that you will love and will be happy with (and if we feel that intense 80′s eye-shadow look will not work with your eye shape, we will be completely honest about that too!).
5. The results are guaranteed.
Unless you are a professional make-up artist or a hair stylist yourself, there is a good chance you don’t have as much knowledge as our experts do. Sorry, but it is true! Our beauty experts live and breath make-up and hair styles and grow their knowledge on a daily basis working in a fashion and wedding industries, doing make up on myriad of skin tones, different faces and hair types. They will know which look would suit you best, while also work to create the make up and hair style that matches your style and that you will love!
All before & after images are a courtesy of our talented make-up artist, Irene Sy. Visit her website to see the scope of work that she does: www.irenesy.com
We are speechless from the results of our recent creative with a stunning model, Fredau Wallace! It was the first photoshoot we did in our new photo studio since we moved in April 2016, and this session has set the mood for our future work here, helping us to uncover the unlimited potential that our new beautiful studio space has to offer. Fredau is a true muse – she was an absolute pleasure to work with, breathtakingly beautiful and infinitely creative. We were inspired by her Victorian’esque beauty and used a mix of pieces from our studio wardrobe to accentuate her delicate look – silk corsets, flowers and lace, all tastefully combined together with the help of our studio stylist, Ameri.
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