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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
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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

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

personal branding photographer Ottawa: Abelle Studio

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.

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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Makeover Beauty Portrait Photoshoot by Abelle: what to expect

What to expect:
Before: We do a pre-shoot consultation session and talk about styling and how you want to be photographed.
During: Lots of pampering going on. Food, hair, makeup followed by the glamourous photoshoot.
After: The reveal session when the beautiful photographs are revealed for the very first time. You choose your favorite images.

Isn’t it time you start existing in photos?  #existinphotos .

glamour portrait

For more information about these professional glamour photo shoots: Glamour Makeover and Beauty Portrait Information

Mother, Wife, Sister, Editor, Friend and Goddess. Makeover Beauty Portrait Session by Abelle

Laura has time for everything and everyone: her two children, her husband, her family, her friends, her work, her business, her community,… Her good friend Natasha thought this experience might be the type of pampering Laura needed.

After a styling consultation, held prior to the photoshoot, Laura was ready for a morning of transformation and fun at our Brockville photo studio. Erica (MUA), hair & makeup artist, enhanced Laura’s flawless skin and beautiful features and did a wonderful job with Laura’s naturally curly hair. Laura knocked this makeover beauty portrait photoshoot out of the park! A real pro.

At her reveal session, she couldn’t get over the photographs. She said knew she had it in her somewhere to let her inner Goddess out. This makeover session proved her right.

Laura: Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Editor, Friend and Goddess.
Abelle Photographie: Glamour Beauty Portrait Session

For more images of Laura: http://abelle.ca/beauty-portrait-makeover
Beautiful hair & makeup by: ericawrightmua.com
To book your session: info@abelle.ca or 514.259.5006

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Afternoon Tea with The Queen’s Crumb: Snapshot of a Corporate Portrait

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The Queen, her work and her castle. 🙂

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Melissa Doherty: owner of The Queen’s Crumb

She’s sweet, delightful, bubbly, genuine, talented, sophisticated and passionate. She is the queen of The Queen’s Crumb. Her name is Melissa and she is the talented artist behind Ottawa’s premier cake and confectionery company operating in Ottawa’s Westboro district. She left a paralegal career to pursue her passion. To top it off, she also has great marketing and business flair! http://queenscrumb.ca

We met at the Millisle Bed and Breakfast in Merrickville, Ontario on a super hot and muggy Summer afternoon. The Millisle B & B is a historical three-storey Victorian mansion. Check out this elegant Bed & Breakfast here: http://www.bbcanada.com/millislebb

We had to stay focused on the corporate portraits we wanted to create as we could have easily photographed for days in this sumptuous historical gem. I was thinking that a Boudoir photo shoot there would be absolutely divine!

Although I mostly photograph people in intimate settings such as weddings, anniversaries and family portrait sessions, we were trying to create portraits that were not too square. The goal is to portray a person’s personality through the images. Here are some images of the woman and artist behind The Queen’s Crumb. How did we do?

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Abelle photographie's portrait of The Queen's Crumb

Melissa Doherty enjoying High Tea and some of her sweet creations. Wedding cake by The Queen's CrumbA sample of The Queen’s Crumb’s wedding cakes.