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Fall in love with yourself: Abelle Portrait Studio

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” – Oscar Wilde

Fall in love with yourself: portrait promotion for Valentine's Day by Abelle.

Many female clients put portraits of their loved ones on their wall. Some women admit they feel vain displaying a portrait of themselves. Yet, they have no difficulty having their partner’s portrait or their children’s in the home.

Think an 8 x 10 is large?!
This image is 16 inches by 20 inches and professionally framed in a 20 x 24 frame.
Every morning, this is N’s reminder of how uniquely beautiful she is.

Women clients tell me they are not photogenic, that they dislike their arms, their double-chin, their thighs, their behinds, their hooded eyelids, etc. In the last 20 years I have heard it all!

Fine art boutique portrait photography. Abelle Studio.

So I have a challenge for women, this Valentine’s Day. How about honouring your unique beauty? That inner beauty that is uniquely yours. That beauty that is earned in a life of raising children, staying in or leaving a marriage or long-term relationship, caring for aging parents, losing a loved one, going back to school, building a business, embracing retirement, etc. The beauty that comes from a life lived to its fullest.

The unique features that define your body image create an energy that is perceptible in a portrait. Energy, passion and sparkle cannot be Photoshopped into an image. Those are superpowers that you bring to the photo shoot.

9-up portrait sequence.

Hanging portraits of yourself in your home, reminds you of how uniquely beautiful you are. It lets the other members of the family know you are as important as they are. It is a great way to model self-love and acceptance to younger family members. If nothing else, you leave a legacy-portrait of yourself to those who love you. More importantly, it may change the way you see yourself.

Boutique portrait studio: Abelle Wedding and Portrait Photography. Montreal. Brockville, Canada.
Boutique portrait photography studio: Montreal, Brockville Canada.
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In the beauty magazine-style photoshoot experience, we go after your sparkle. Your inner light. The styling of the photo session is customized. It can be as casual or as glamorous (or both) as you wish it to be. You decide.

Request the Magazine-style photoshoot brochure here.

Boutique portrait studio photography printed on canvas.

Your brand’s visual identity includes a business headshot

If you think we live in a digital world and that human connection no longer matters, think again. However, people will probably see your face online before they hear your voice or shake your hand. Which means that subtle grin, that eye twinkle, that confident stare or that laugh-out-loud smile affects how the viewer perceives you and your brand.Casting portrait of a young model shot at Abelle Portrait Studio.

This idea leads me to reiterate the importance of a great business portrait. Technically, it should be above average, with flawless posing, lighting, retouching and composition to catch the viewers’ attention.

”Your headshot is like the logo of your personal brand.”– Giancarlo Pawelec for LinkedIn

Business headshot for a Brockville author. Shot by Abelle.ca Judy is a published author. You may purchase her book on Amazon. Voices in the wilderness

The corporate portrait becomes one of the elements that make your business’ visual identity along with the logo, colours and typefaces used.

Personal branding portrait shot by Abelle.ca
Find out about Kelly’s social media strategy services: KellyBateson.com

When you book a photo session, make sure your share your brand’s visual identity with the image creator. It is also a good idea to answer some of the following questions:
– What is the intention behind this headshot?
– How do you define yourself in business?
– What is the message or feeling you are trying to convey?
– How do you want to be photographed?
– Which platform or media is this image (images) going to be used?
– Will there be copy written onto it? Where will this text appear?

Business headshot photographed by Abelle.ca photo studio

If you do not have an answer for most or any of the questions above, I can help you start the reflection and discussion around your future or current brand identity. I am not a branding expert by any means but I am a graphic designer and have helped small-businesses develop their brand. I will gladly share tips and content with you.

After the pre-shoot discussion, we can design a customized photo shoot for you and help you create the perfect image for you and your brand.

If your business requires some product shots or images of your services for the website or for printed documentation, this can easily be included.

 So take a look at your current headshot. Is it doing you and your company justice? If not, it’s time to fire it and get the job done right. – Kate L. Harrison for Forbes.com

Attracting Clients I Deserve: Abelle Portraits

The web makes learning accessible. I use it as part of my regular training to perfect the mastery of my craft, I follow a number of entrepreneurs and leaders in my industry. I am constantly watching and listening to webinars and podcasts. Like every day. Like all the time.

The other day, while listening to a business webinar, the influential speaker said this: «You attract the clients you deserve.» In other words, you attract clients who are aligned with your energy. This line has stayed with me since.

I struggle with the confidence in the service I provide and the quality of the work I produce for people. I have come to understand that and expect it. I know many artists and soul-preneurs feel the same way because our soul is part and parcel of the service we provide for others. Indeed, portrait photography is my labor of love.

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These are some of the lovely souls that have come into my life in 2018.

When I read this line over and over again: «You attract the clients you deserve.», I am at a loss for words to express my gratitude toward the clients who come into my studio. All I know is I am one darn-lucky and blessed human being!

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.

Business profile portrait Business profile portrait: Abelle Photography

What are you celebrating?

Photography and styling: Abelle.ca
Hair & makeup: Madison Moore MUA

Abelle Photography landscape

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

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

Abelle Photography landscape

Frisco Bath House Beach, North Carolina

 

Abelle Photography landscape

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

Abelle Photography landscape

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

Abelle Photography landscape

Life at f/1.8

Abelle Photography landscape

Feeding on sand fiddlers.

Abelle Photography landscape

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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Personal branding photographer in Ottawa

personal branding portraits in Ottawa

Personal branding portrait photographer Ottawa

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.

Hair and makeup 
More corporate images from this photography session.
More beauty images from this photo shoot.

Brockville wedding photographer

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.

Ottawa 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.

Ottawa 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.

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.

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.

 

Kingston 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.

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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