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Capturing new beginnings

 

Amidst what seemed like endless interruptions, restrictions, and lockdowns, our studio, just like so many others, had to close its doors for most of the past year. Despite the pause, we wanted to continue envisioning and aspiring for a new and better future for the studio in all its aspects: from set up design to boudoir posing and style evolution. And as we are reopening our doors to photo sessions once again, our team is putting in all of the inspirations they dreamed up during this difficult, albeit renewing time. Embracing new set ups (and long forgotten classics), new makeup styles (courtesy of our lovely makeup artist Angelina who continued perfecting her techniques amidst the pandemic), and new angles is giving some of our latest sessions that fresh breath.

So it was a great delight to work on a maternity photo session with our lovely Miss Nelly, a close friend of our studio and a talented artist (see her past session with us here), who wanted some charming and varied captures of her very own new beginning as she expects an addition to her lovely family. From contemporary to light and airy, we wanted to capture Nelly’s different styles, in what was a delightful and fun session to do. Nelly was a little bit ahead of our usual 30-32 week term pregnancy, so her belly is a little bit smaller than in our usual maternity captures but it only added to the session’s relaxed look.

We are sincerely wishing this lovely family great happiness on their new beginnings and hope that you enjoy viewing this lovely photo series!

 

Power dressing

 

We often wondered, what is the secret of the outfits that make you feel like the most confident, empowered version of yourself? It is a question that may, perhaps, only be answered individually, but one thing we know for certain – there are absolutely no restraints or rules when it comes to the looks that empower you! Be it unique colors, cuts or accessories, the potential for self experession is limitless, and, at last, genuine self expression is becoming the new form of power dressing. Originally a form of establishing authority in professional and political environments dominated by men, power dressing for women is becoming more and more about true confidence as old standards and prejudice are gradually starting to fade away. More and more companies are embracing relaxed dress code policies while business women expand on their personal branding, adopting looks that express their true self and make them feel powerful.

In our studio, we love to do photo sessions that expand on our lovely muses’ business vision and create captivating content for business’ web pages and social media. It is an undoubtedly very fulfilling kind of work where we get to expand on looks and set ups that make our muses feel their most confident, and the best part is that we get to be creative and have fun in the process!

Recently, we had a great pleasure working with a lovely and talented Melissa! A mindset strategist (see her page @mj_mindset for some wonderful motivational content), she was updating some of her web photography and, together, we created imagery following her personal branding style. With a great eye for beauty, she has brought some wonderful outfits that spoke of power dressing but in her own fun and unique way. And, to add an extra special note to the session, we finished it with one of our creative ballerina doll looks!

We hope that you enjoy viewing this lovely photo series!

 

Pin Up!

 

What might be boudoir photography’s most famous incarnation, pin up photography is an all around fun and glamorous genre! The term itself originates from the 1940’s, when photographs featuring glamourous models were printed in magazines and posters for informal display or to be “pinned up” on a wall. Full of history and cultural significance, today, this genre lives on in the hearts of many women who like to embrace a glamorous pin up model within themselves. And we can wholeheartedly understand the fascination – feathers, pearls, intricate lace, excquisite curls… How can we not fall in love with this style?! In fact, you will notice that many of our modern boudoir looks still often pay an homage to their pin up past as the feathers, pearls and perfect curls find their way into many of our photo sets.

So when we had a chance to work with the talented and stunning burlesque dancer Maddie on our very own pin up photo shoot, we couldn’t be more excited! The shoot was a real whirlwind of glamorous set ups, lingerie, accessories, and vintage outfits. Maddie looked absolutely stunning in her perfect burlesque look and we had lots of fun experimenting with some of our favorite set ups and burlesque posing. The results are absolutely wonderful and we couldn’t be more honoured to present this magical collaboration to you!

First impressions

 

 

In the recent years, more and more people are becoming acutely aware of the importance of a good first impression. According to the latest research, it can take just a few milliseconds to form an impression that lasts for months afterwards, even if it wasn’t initially correct or was made off a simply unsuccessful photo. It goes as far as politics where just a brief exposure to a political candidate’s photo and resulting perceived level of competence can directly predict voting results. And, while we can’t promise that a good professional portrait will get you elected Prime Minister, we are fairly certain that it can help! 🙂

Over the years, our team has gotten to learn the very best professional portrait techniques and worked with many of our clients to find that perfect photo – confident and striking, with an undeniably great first impression potential. It also happens to be one of our favorite sessions to do as we can’t help but feel honoured that our lovely muses, both women and men, choose us for this first step towards new opportunities. Be it a new job search, founding of a new business, or simply an update of a LinkedIn profile, a good business headshot is an online age equivalent of putting your best foot forward.

Recently, we had a great pleasure of creating a series of business portraits for our beautiful returning muse Miss I. Lady with a wonderful sense of style, she has brought some absolutely fantastic business looks for her session! Classic, tailored cuts, fresh colors, and a little bit of accessorizing made for some truly striking outfits proving that professional looks really don’t have to be boring! We can’t get over how confident, elegant, and beautiful Miss I looks and are absolutely certain that her photos are bound to make an amazing first impression!

 

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