creative director/ founder/ photographer
Lora Vertue is an accomplished professional photographer and the Kissed By Light Studio’s founder. The art of photography became her passion and life’s work – she has skillfully navigated the fields of professional art and fashion photography for many years, learning how to capture the intricate beauty that lies behind a camera lens. Her work is airy and bright, her captures are full of love, intimacy, and delicate details. Behind her extensive knowledge of angles, light amplitude, and compositions lies a true fascination with human beauty and personality.
With her gentle and kind demeanor, she unveils the personality of her subjects during the shoot, exposing their unique beauty and character. To Lora, every subject is a muse, for every photo shoot is a collaborative experience, where both photographer and subject inspire each other, find their flow, and decide on a creative direction together.
Lora is a single mom of three beautiful children. You may sometimes see her family photos on our blog. She is also very dedicated to charitable causes, finding many ways her business and passion can help the environment and various social programs.
photographer / editor
Daria is a professionally trained photographer with a background in fashion photography, photojournalism, publishing and graphic design. She has a great eye and a skill for capturing beautiful moments that make a unique, one of a kind imagery. Her photography has an airy, momentous feel to it, making her photographs both artistic and realistic. She loves to work with natural daylight that adds softness and sensuality to the atmosphere of her sets.
photographer / photo editor
Taira is our talented photographer, coming from a fashion, corporate, family and wedding photography background. She masterfully captures beautiful moments in a light and airy style, working primarily with natural daylight. With her camera in hands and lovely demeanour, she strives to make women feel powerful, accentuating their strengths and beauty with careful posing and styling direction.
studio assistant/ production manager
Céline is our very own production talent. She is creatively involved in studio’s projects at all stages, from the inception of ideas to the completion of the beautiful photo products. An English/history student and an avid creative, she likes to practice calligraphy and work with film photography that channels her romantic, vintage-inspired style. She helps motivate and guide our clients through their Kissed By Light experience and always goes an extra mile to help them feel their most confident. Be it photo shoot assistance, direction of a viewing session or creation of photo albums, she keeps an eye out for details and ensures perfect results every time.
Sonia is our studio’s diligent administrative manager. She helps guide our clients through each and every step along the way, as they prepare for their photo session, and solves any problems or questions that may arise during that time. She often creates blog posts for our social media pages, sharing with our readers some of the studio’s latest work and insights into various photography themes. An avid creative and screenwriter, she works on documentaries, and loves all things culture. She is always happy to discuss every detail involved in our photo shoot process and make your experience enjoyable.
photo editor / graphic designer
Alisa is our professional photo editor a.k.a the magician. She has been with Kissed by Light Studio for the past 10 years helping us to create magazine quality images with her magic digital touch, emphasizing beauty, femininity, sexuality and power of a woman’s body and soul in our photography. As an artist with a degree from OCAD University, she has a unique artistic vision and is an integral member of our team.
make up artist & hair stylist
Jennifer is our talented MUA professional with years of experience working for editorial and private clients. She has a keen eye for details and a great understanding of female beauty and facial structure. Valuable and trusted part of our team, she has a magical ability to highlight a woman’s natural beauty. She uses the finest cosmetics and is there to help you look your best for this very special photo shoot.
make up artist & hair stylist
Angelina is our hair expert and makeup artist with over 8 years of professional experience in the beauty industry. She has worked on numerous fashion shows and photo shoots, collaborating with designers and photographers, and is currently in demand as a freelance make up & hair artist. Angelina’s professionalism, lovely demeanour, enthusiasm, creativity and skill make her a valuable member of our team. She’s a great listener and knows exactly what her clients need, emphasizing their beauty and making them feel sexy and confident.