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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!

 

Boudoir story

 

 

We truly believe that photos can and should speak a thousand words, especially when it comes to something so intimate as boudoir! With each and every session, we look to place something special and unique into the composition to reflect our muse’s individuality, interests, and even a hidden alter ego! Besides, what better time to release your self expression than your very own photo session?! Which is why we always recommend to throw shyness away and have fun when putting together your vision for the session! Have that one Chinese fan that you never get to use but you absolutely adore? Bring it along for your session! (See an example here) Or maybe you’ve always wanted to feel like a real queen and don a beautiful crown? Bring one with you! (See an example here) Perhaps you are an avid clothing designer? Incorporating various elements of your passion into a session would be wonderful! (See an example here) These little details add depth to your very own boudoir story, making every photo speak for itself.

For one of our last pre-Covid sessions, we wanted to do something whimsical, gentle, and even poetic! Diffused light, beautiful fabrics, nude tones, and a feather, all contributed to this lovely boudoir story, giving it a beautiful character of its own. While special posing added a romantic feel to the artistic nude looks, making them uniquely playful!  We hope that you enjoy viewing this photo series as much as we enjoyed creating it!

 

Celebrating a friend

 

When two different worlds of taste and love for beauty collide, magic happens! And so was the case when our studio’s director Lora Vertue took to create a portrait session with her dear friend Anat! Friends for many years, Lora wanted to celebrate Anat’s birthday by gifting her a creative photo shoot inspired by all the things she loves. And so, as a result of their creative collaboration, their photos took on a beautiful, unique look, inspired by Anat’s love of textures, intricate fabric patterns, history, and rich color pallettes.

Featuring our studio’s signature dark set up and Anat’s very own gorgeous fabrics, this photo series are full of mystery and vivid beauty. Adding to the details of the composition, the photos feature Anat’s personal creation – a stunning, bohemian ring that she created for her jewellery brand Anouk Jewelry (see the ring on the official website – Tree of Life Ring). A talented jeweler, Anouk makes some of the most beautiful fine jewelry rings we have ever seen! Take a look at her Instagram page for some jewelry inspiration (we are already avid followers).

We hope that you enjoy this photo series!

 

 

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