Category Archives: Family portrait

Brockville portrait photography Abelle

Abelle Loves: Made by Bees©

On my quest to reduce my use of plastic, especially single-use plastic, I found this product right in my neighborhood. I came across Priscilla, owner, and beekeeper, at yoga. She was gifting these wax-covered wraps to the owner-teacher-yogi. I inquired about these and found out that she was the maker of these gems and had them in stock.
These wraps are useful and cute and they smell nice.

Boutique photography studio: Abelle

These are the large-sized wraps which I use most of the time.

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I also got a few of these packets. They contain a mix of seeds of plants that attract bees. They make great hostess gifts for people who don’t drink wine.

Photography studio Abelle

This is a kit containing a wrap in each of the three sizes: small, medium and large.

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Isn’t the bee-shaped wax seal on the back of the packaging the cutest?

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The large 13″x13″ completely covers my medium-sized bowl and is perfect for large bowls as well.

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You can order these online at Madebybees.ca
So long plastic wrap!

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Celebrating Family: Mother and Daughter Portrait Photo Session

Ah women… They are a special breed. This mother, sister, wife, and friend is such a remarkable human being. I never want to get too personal so I do not reveal too much of my clients’ personal lives. However, I can assure you that the world is a much better place because F. and S. are in it.

Abelle Family Portrait Photography

Beauty runs deeper than the thickness of the human skin. This is what you is visible in these images: an inner beauty that shines through in these portraits.Abelle Portrait Photography Studio

Based on the phone consultation we had, F. brought a variety of top of various colors, necklines and textures. We tried different colors and played with different necklines until we found what was most flattering and photogenic on photographs. The deep royal and emerald blues looked great on F. You see, this woman is from Cape Breton and the sea is part of her DNA. Not surprisingly, these colors, reminiscent of the ocean, looked amazing on her. Also, notice the neckline on the royal blue top. Take note: cowl necks are a must in your wardrobe ladies.Abelle Portrait Photography Studio

S. came in with simple and understated tops that also worked well in the photos. I hope we did justice to her perfect creamy skin and her sublime eyebrows. Abelle Portrait Photography Studio Abelle Portrait Photography Studio

 

 

Madison’s lip color choices. Frances is wearing Greystone and Sarah is wearing Saint. Colors by Nude Stix.

 

Hair and makeup: Madison Moore HMUA
Photography assistant: Angélique Gravelle
Photographer: Isabelle Bouchard

High school senior portrait photography studio

High School Student Portraits: Abelle Celebrates Teenage

When I hear comments like: «Today’s youth are lazy.», «In my days, we were better at (fill in the blank)», etc. I think to myself that we are dead wrong about young adults. There are so many creative, eager, good-natured, whole-hearted and smart young people out there.

With high school graduation and prom season around the corner, this next post is a reminder that thousands of young men and women are about to start a new and significant chapter in their life. We love to photograph them in our studio to immortalize them at this very important stage in their life.

High school senior portrait photography studioHere is one such example. Angelique is an outstanding young woman. I have the pleasure of working with her in the studio. I wanted to capture her youth forever.

High school senior portrait photography studio

She willingly agreed to spend a few hours with me, at the studio. We tried out the new gear.

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Behind the scenes: a pulled back image of the lighting setup. A little Hollywood Glamour lighting never goes out of style,

Indeed, Christmas came early as we invested in some «light-in-a-can» portrait studio photography equipment. There is only so much daylight November and December can bring.

High school senior portrait photography studio

Doesn’t she remind you of Grace Kelly?

Our portraits celebrate people of any age. Young, middle-aged and mature women sit in front of our camera. Let’s celebrate you; because every stage of life is worth celebrating. 

 

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Mother and daughter portrait photography session.

Celebrating Family Ties – Mother Daughter Photo Shoot: Abelle

Meet Andrea and Annie, the models in this beautiful and intimate portrait photo shoot.
This is Andrea’s testimonial:

“ Isabelle in her thoughtful and skilled manner has marked a transitional age/stage for Annie and I. Annie is completing high school and is heading to university in September.

Studio magazine-style portrait shoot by Abelle.

She reminds me of Chelsea Clinton.

I am growing my businesses in preparation for retirement from soon to be 25 yrs. of teaching. We very much appreciated Isabelle’s organization, professionalism and attention to detail in creating a safe atmosphere for the photo shoot and the exciting reveal process. As a painter, I am fascinated by how she masterfully paints her subjects in their most beautiful and authentic light! Annie’s casting shot captured her fresh look and was ideal for the intended purpose of her performance audition in Toronto.Studio portrait photo shoot by Abelle.

Senior portrait photo shoot.Portrait photography studio: AbelleBeauty makeover and portrait photo session.

Isabelle suggested a business shot for me which I will use in various multi-media forums including Facebook promoting my local businesses – Buells Creek Furnishings (hand-painted custom furnishings) & Walk More, Bark Less  (pet nanny and dog walking).

 

Mother and daughter portrait photography session.I treasure the images which caught my girl and me in our groove together. Such fun working with you, thank you again.”

Photography assistant: Angélique Gravelle
Hair & makeup artist: Madison Moore
Photography and styling: Isabelle of Abelle

 

 

Beauty portrait photo session

A Few Shades of Grey: Abelle Portraiture

Remember this woman?

Back in 2015. A very different look.

Natasha was the face of a few of Abelle’s promotional pieces back in 2015 and 2016.
Well, look at her now!

It takes courage to go gray and for Natasha, it was a journey. Courage is this woman’s middle name.

Beauty portrait photo session

Rocking the Silver Pixie Cut!

After choosing to live a chemical-free life, it became clear that she would eventually have to make that decision. I cannot believe how stunning she looks. Look at the other glamorous portraits of her taken a few years ago.

Mother daughter portrait photography session: Abelle

She, too, has changed a lot since 2015!

Classic portrait of a young girl shot by Abelle

A classic portrait of her daughter back in 2015.

Beauty portrait photo session

Oh yes! A Sparkly Dress!

Beauty portrait photo session

A Classy Look. Love the Jackie O’ Dress.

Here is to celebrating the different stages of life! What stage do you wish to celebrate?

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Natasha is an energy worker: a Reiki Master Practitioner and teacher, a Young Living Essential Oil Aficionado. She is also a Raindrop Technique massage therapist.

Styling: by Natasha herself
Hair & makeup: Madison of Madison Moore MUA
Lip color: Sin by Nudestix
Photography: Abelle.ca

Abelle family portrait photographer

Before and After Baby Number Three: Family Portrait Sessions

This next photo shoot, actually photo shoots, is of a gorgeous family of 5. Made up of three little boys who are full of beans, a mom and a dad, a dog and chickens. There is never a dull moment in this household.
Only a few weeks after delivering baby number 3, she was out on the ski hill with the two oldest boys.Abelle family portrait photography

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Then came boy number 3: Grayson.Abelle family portrait photographer Abelle family portrait photographer

When I met them this Fall, they were just finishing some major home renovations including an entire addition. Where they find the energy, I don’t know. All I know is that this family is GORGEOUS, friendly, funny and authentic. I love them to bits.

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People often ask What do you do? “I am a photographer’ isn’t enough“. This is what I do: I photograph connections and love and give families heirloom images of moments. Portraits that will stand the test of time. It is an honour and a privilege to do this for people and their families.

Brockville family portrait photography

Abelle Portraits Mother’s Day Promo: Another Chapter

The Mother’s Day Promotion held last spring led to this family portrait photo shoot. During the pre-shoot phone consultation, it was made clear that the goal behind this studio photo session was “to capture the children at their age.“ In essence, isn’t this what photography does: stop time?

Brockville family portrait photography
This session was really four mini-sessions built into one, combining individual magazine-style photos with family portraits. This is certainly possible and makes for a busy fun-filled day.

This session also coincided with another milestone for this family: their nest will start emptying out as the eldest daughter is leaving for university once school starts again this Fall.

Brockville family and portrait photo studio

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If you wish to combine different types of photo shoots, make sure you pack a variety of outfits and that you eat your “Wheaties“ in the morning. Energy helps you stay alert for the duration of the photography session. I will guide you and help you plan for this ahead of time.

So, when was the last time you and your family were photographed professionally?

Click here to book or inquire.

It was a pleasure for Erica, Angélique and I to create these family portraits.
View more images from this photo shoot.
Photography assistance: Angelique Gravelle
Hair and makeup: Erica Wright
Direction and photography: Isabelle of Abelle.ca

This family’s professional services include: Thousand Island Hearing Clinic and Brockville Chiropractic and Health Associates.

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Mother’s Day Portrait Sessions, Chapter 1 : Abelle

In early April, we carried out a Mother’s Day Portrait promotion. After seeing the ad in the local paper, this young woman (Jody), mother of two little munchkins and professional massage therapist, contacted me. She needed to update her family portraits. I convinced her to come early and get portraits of her done as well. We had the phone consultation; went over Abelle’s Getting-Ready Guide and set a date. She gets an A+ for having selected great outfits and accessories for her and her children.

The session was split into two parts. First, we took care of her. Kathy worked her magic with Jodys hair and makeup. Abelle portrait studio photo sessionWe photographed her in various outfits. Her grace and beauty in the portraits are remarkable. She got more and more comfortable in front of the camera as the session progressed.Glamour portrait photography studio: Abelle

Secondly, her two precious munchkins arrived. We then set up a fast paced portrait session that included giggles and a snack break.

Family Portrait photography studio: Abelle.ca

Family Portrait photography studio: Abelle.ca


Lastly, I saw Jody again for her reveal and sales session. She went home with a set of precious portraits for her home.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to take part in creating these priceless portraits for your family.

H&MU: Kathy of Winx Artistry
Photo assistance: Angelique Gravelle
Photography: Isabelle Bouchard

Les 9 ans de Mlle C.: Abelle Photographie

C’est avec sa robe de première communion, une crinoline en tulle, des ailes d’ange (oui, oui, vous avez bien lu) et des ongles d’orteils presque propres que Mlle C s’est fait photographier au studio. Seule. En lumière naturelle. Par un samedi matin tranquille.

 

Abelle family portrait photography studio: Portraits of a child

Il y a presque exactement deux ans, elle était venue au studio se faire photographier avec maman. C’est fou ce qu’elle a grandit depuis ce temps-là.

Family portrait photography studio in Brockville

Mlle C. en 2015

Les enfants, c’est du bonbon. Ils se donnent sans réserve, sans gêne. C’est pourquoi ils sont si photogéniques. Donc,  à la base, tout le monde est photogénique. Il s’agit de faire confiance et se laisser diriger pendant la session photo.

Abelle family portrait photography studio: Portraits of children.

Abelle family portrait photography studio: children portraits.

Abelle family portrait photography studio: Portraits of a child

Abelle family portrait photography studio: Portraits of a child

Maintenant, Mlle C. a des devoirs. En plus de devoir apprendre le violon :),  elle doit aussi choisir quelles images et grandeurs de cadres elle mettra sur le mur de sa nouvelle chambre.

Les autres images de la session de portraits en studio sont visibles ici.

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family portrait photographed by Abelle

Mother-Daughter Contemporary Portrait Photo Session: Abelle

This beautiful and talented woman is a loving life partner to a lucky man and mother of two smart, confident and funny young girls. She is a great role model to her daughters who are beautiful inside and out.  Kathy is a professional makeup artist, owner of Winx Artistry.

glamour portrait photographer: Abelle.ca

Glamour portrait photography studio

I have the pleasure of working with this incredible artist on beauty makeover and magazine-style portrait sessions we create for women in our studio.

Abelle Brockville family photographer

There are no words to describe what I feel knowing these portraits will now be part of this family’s home and legacy. This is why I do what I do.
PS: Photographer’s secret tip: tickling was involved in the feature image.
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