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Celebrating the Overcoming of Challenges: Abelle Portrait Studio

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. George S. Patton

Business profile portraitThere are no words to describe this session. I decided to let my client share her story in her own words.

“Most of us know life can bring challenges that knock us down for a while. And even when we know things have started to turn around, this turn-around can take a while, in little steps at a time. When I moved to Brockville in 2015, it was to start over. I found Isabelle’s blog by a “happy accident.” And I put the beauty makeover photo shoot on my wish list for when I felt ready to “come back out” into the world. It took 3 years, but then I contacted her, which started the ball rolling. I was excited and scared, and questioning it all as I met with her beforehand and decided what I wanted to wear. But also afraid that what I had been hoping for so much would turn into another disappointment that I had to overcome.

Disappointment was never part of this experience – ever—not during the shoot nor when I saw the pictures. The shoot felt professional and Isabelle’s photography knowledge was front and centre. However, her compassion for her clients like me was also an integral part of the process. She knew and understood this was not an easy experience for people to go through. Yes she was gentle and considerate about it all. My pictures surprised me but also made me feel like I had found me again….yes, a bigger size, a little more wrinkled and looking older. But I now had something—physical evidence– that showed on the outside how much better I was feeling on the inside.

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What are you celebrating?

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Hair & makeup: Madison Moore MUA

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Mother, Mother Ocean. I have heard you call: Abelle

If you don’t know the song, here it is: A Pirate Looks at Forty.

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Frisco Bath House Beach, North Carolina

 

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Waiting for the storm on Utopia Lane, Frisco, North Carolina

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Waiting for the storm on Utopia Lane, Frisco, North Carolina. Moments later.

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Life at f/1.8

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Feeding on sand fiddlers.

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Pastel contemplation.

 

 

Mother Ocean: She is  mightily fierce. She is immense and beautiful. Yet she is fragile.

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

The Reveal Wall: Abelle Portraits’ Wall of Fame

We’d love to have you on our wall.

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Personal Branding Photography Session: Abelle Portrait Studio

The initial request was for a new portrait for this business woman’s website. What started as a phone consultation for a corporate portrait photography session morphed into a double-duty session: a personal branding portrait session followed by a beauty makeover and glamour photo shoot.

How you look +
How you speak +
+ How you act = Your personal brand.

Erica worked with L. to create a professional and natural look.

Images of a makeover for a personal branding photoshoot.

Images of a makeover for a personal branding photo shoot.

Beauty makeover and glamour photography session.

Beauty makeover and glamour photography session.

We worked on creating a couple of business outfits using the suitcase of clothes L. had brought along. 30 minutes later, we had enough corporate portrait images to choose from.

“ You are the brand. So let it show! “  – LKRsocialmedia.com/blog

Corporate portrait photo shoot: Abelle Portraits

Corporate portrait photo shoot: Abelle Portraits

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After the personal branding portraits portion was finished, we touched-up the makeup. Out came the sparkly and the cocktail dresses for this part of the shoot.

Glamour portrait photo shoot and makeover: Abelle Portraits

Brockville portrait photographer: studio makeover portrait photography session. Corporate portrait photo shoot. Glamour photography.

Glamour portrait photo shoot and makeover: Abelle Portraits

Brockville portrait photographer: studio makeover portrait photography session. Corporate portrait photo shoot. Glamour photography.

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A quote from a very influential lady.

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More corporate images from this photography session.
More beauty images from this photo shoot.

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Beautiful Makeover and Elegant Portrait Session: Abelle

She is a business owner, a mother and grandmother and a woman full of life. She needed a new corporate portrait for LinkedIn and her other social media profiles. She had the honesty to come into the photography studio and say: “I didn’t know what to bring.  I either like wearing these outfits or people have complimented me on them. So I brought them all.” I think you nailed it. A+ on your selection Marjorie!

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Beautiful studio makeover session professionally photographed by Abelle Portraits. Some of the portraits taken during this photography session were also used as corporate headshots. Brockville portrait studio.

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Beautiful studio makeover session professionally photographed by Abelle Portraits. Some of the portraits taken during this photography session were also used as corporate headshots. Brockville portrait studio.

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Beautiful studio makeover session professionally photographed by Abelle Portraits. Some of the portraits taken during this photography session were also used as corporate headshots. Brockville portrait studio.

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Beautiful studio makeover session professionally photographed by Abelle Portraits. Some of the portraits taken during this photography session were also used as corporate headshots. Brockville portrait studio.

Brockville wedding photographer

Beautiful studio makeover session professionally photographed by Abelle Portraits. Some of the portraits taken during this photography session were also used as corporate headshots. Brockville portrait studio.

 

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Beautiful studio makeover session professionally photographed by Abelle Portraits. Some of the portraits taken during this photography session were also used as corporate headshots. Brockville portrait studio.

Thank you for the privilege. -Isabelle

Hair and makeup: Kathy from Winx Artistry

 

Une question d’algèbre : Abelle Photographie

Abelle portrait fiançailles MontréalJ’aime l’algèbre. Oui, j’aime ça. Je suis prof de maths de formation. J’aime l’algèbre quand en plus ça donne ceci comme résultat: M + K = A. Soit: [M: Marjolaine, K: Keven, A: Alyce].

Ces images sont le résultat de 3 types d’équations: celles du premier degré, celles au carré puis, finalement, à la puissance de 3.

Quel privilège que de photographier ces 2 variables (maintenant 3) depuis les 3 dernières années, de leurs fiançailles, au mariage, à la grossesse jusqu’à la photographie de leur famille.
Ce qui est le plus beau, selon moi, est le fait qu’il la fait encore rire. Aux éclats.

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Elegant Makeover & Portrait Session: Abelle Fine Portraits

Makeover and Glamour Portrait Photography: Abelle
This lady came in contact with me through a member of local business woman, Lorrie Brown of L.B. Office Admin, member of BWB. She drove from Ottawa for this experience:  a hair and makeup pampering session (Thank you Erica) followed by a portrait photo shoot. There are many reasons why women wish to sit in the makeup chair and come to our portrait studio. In this case, the reason was simple: she wanted to do something special for herself.

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Her resting face is a contagious grin. Not smiling is difficult for her and it made the session fun.
I think she loved the result. I know I do. Here are some of our favorite images.

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Beauty Makeover and In-Studio Elegant Photography Session: Abelle Portraits

This elegant lady and I are connected. We come from the same little farm town. A town so small it wasn’t even on the map when I was growing up: Iron Hill, Quebec.

She says she came upon journalism later on in life. She is a freelance writer, marketer and TV producer and host. She is also an avid community supporter and promoter of the community in which she lives and serves. She has an knack for networking. Listening to her talk about her engagements for the upcoming week made me tired. She is a vivacious, curious, inspiring and authentic.

She came fully prepared for the session. During the pre-shoot consultation, we talked about what to wear and how to get ready for the shoot. We discussed outfit choices: colours, material, necklines, textures and accessories. I would give her an A+ for the getting ready part of the shoot. This made things easier for us during the photography session. I feel the portraits below are the result of a great team effort.

Abelle makeover portrait photography session

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Erica Wright MUA worked her magic during the beauty makeover session. The result is stunning. I love Doreen’s short strawberry blond hair and those blues eyes. (Somehow the images of Anne Murray and a younger Judi Dench kept popping up in my mind during the photo shoot. Do you see it too?). She didn’t even look at her reflection once the hair and makeup transformation was finished. Then, together we created these elegant photographs.
Thank you Doreen for this memorable opportunity.

The importance of a great headshot: Abelle Portraits

Whether it is to promote your personal blog, your small business, your business Facebook page or your LinkedIn profile a professional looking headshot is essential. Also called corporate portrait, I prefer the term “personal branding” photographs for this type of headshot. Most of us take great care in branding our business.

Professional corporate portrait: Abelle.ca

As your personality is an extension of your brand, I feel a quality well-lit headshot is equally important. What message are you trying to convey with this portrait? casual, friendly, approachable, fun, professional, trustworthy, elegant, feminine, strong, …
Here is a great article from the Huffington Post offering advice on the matter.

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