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New Year + New Headshot = New Job

When T. reached out to me, she was finishing a degree in Data Analytics and in the process of embarking on a new career path.

She is an experienced and educated woman with a collection of impressive degrees: Biology, Fish & Wildlife Biotechnology, and now Data Analytics. She is a mother of two school-aged kids, who had gone back to school to reorient her professional life. This was a bold, ambitious, and courageous move. When life throws you a curve ball, you either duck or swing at it. And swing she did!

Time-pressed and budget-conscious, we had to get these headshots done. So we did.

We did a video call consultation before the shoot. We went over what message she wanted to convey with her professional headshots. We discussed the various looks we would photograph and talked about items of clothing and accessories to bring. She purchased some and borrowed a few items. Clean and simple was the way to go. We had to showcase her personality: competent, experienced, approachable, and talented.

As the session progressed, the self-confidence built. Can you see how much more relaxed she is becoming over time in the sequence of the portraits?

I’ve mentioned this before and will write it again:

A professional-looking headshot you are proud to show off to the world (online or in print) will boost your confidence. This newfound confidence generates an energy and a vitality that impacts your business directly.

Hair and makeup by the talented Samantha of Raw Beauty Cosmetology.

Lifestyle gender reveal family photoshoot

Social distancing and the shutdown of non-essential services had Abelle Photo Studio, like the rest of the world, at a standstill. I reconsidered the future of my portrait and wedding photography business. I dabbled in stock photography and fine art landscape photography. It enabled me to improve my study of light crafting and bending and my technical skills.
In the end, there was a silver lining to this. I realized just how important creating portraits and playing with light are to me. How contemporary portraits are priceless to families. How essential professional headshots are to business owners and entrepreneurs, and how cherished wedding photo albums are to couples and their families.

Time didn’t stand still, though. Children grew up and families shared more and more intimate moments. Some businesses disappeared yet others evolved, streamlined, and redefined themselves while new businesses were born during these unprecedented times.

Naturally backlit. Fall-style. The. Best. EVER.

Meet the Fortier family. They decided to document the announcement of the future member of their family in a fashion similar to their firstborn, Oli. We discussed the ideas and general feel of the session ahead of time. What types of images did we wish to create? When was the best time for our busy schedules? For Oli’s schedule? He is 3 years old, goes to daycare, and has decided to skip his afternoon naps.

With the help of a valiant helper, I tested various lighting situations. I got my light readings ahead of time and when the crew arrived, we started shooting, wasting no time.

A toddler’s attention span is short. Very short. But we rolled with what Oli was willing to give us. The images aren’t posed. Much. The images were directed. I decided on the best angles and sunlight position. The rest was taken on the fly in rapid-fire fashion. The results are images that convey a sense of joy and elation and tell the story of the day mom, dad, and son officially announced that Audrey would soon join this family.

To view more images of this cute family portrait session, click here.
To book or inquire about family portrait sessions, write to me.

Brand your business like a Girl Boss

Researchers say it takes many touchpoints before converting a follower into a client or a member of your tribe. A consistent and polished media feed is key to building trust with your audience.

Upgrade your social media presence to make your business stand out.

From professional, casual, or fun portraits to images of your storefront and polished photos of your service and products, this experience is all-inclusive to help you promote your business.

Abelle personal branding portraits

Define what your brand stands for, its core values and tone of voice, and then communicate consistently in those terms. – Simon Mainwaring

The shoot includes a styling consultation, an in-studio or on-location professional shoot, a variety of looks, professional business portraits, a curated bank of images of your place of business, and of the outstanding service and products you offer. Optional and highly recommended hair and makeup services are also available by a licensed professional.

Professional business headshot by Abelle.ca
Madison putting her best face forward.

When you photograph a face…, you photograph the soul behind it. – Jean-Luc Goddard

What types of images does your business need?

Clients do business with people they know, like, and trust, so it makes sense to proudly show your face in some of your social media and marketing.

Curious? Ask for the Girl Boss Photoshoot brochure.

For all of your luxurious pampering needs, be sure to check out the Madison Gagnon Beauty Lounge at the Glitz Spa in Prescott, On.

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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

The Reveal Wall: Abelle Portraits’ Wall of Fame

We’d love to have you on our wall.

For more information.

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Wedding at Maplehurst Manor & Carriage House, Maitland Ontario: as seen by Abelle Photography

These lovebirds exude youthfulness and vitality. They are creative and talented musicians. To photograph them was a treat. This wedding took place at the end of a glorious warm summer. The groom’s last name inspired the peacock theme and the navy and green colour scheme.

Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario Canada

Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

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Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

The venue is superb. Set on the side of the St-Lawrence Seaway, at the mouth of the Thousand Island in Maitland, Ontario, is Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House: “a magnificent Georgian Style Manor overlooking the beautiful St. Lawrence River.“ The historical manor has a Downton Abbey feel.

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Wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

Brockville Wedding Photographer

Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle Photography at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House

The bride revealed her gown to her father before the ceremony. This “Father Reveal“ was very touching.

Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario Canada

Beautiful wedding photography by Abelle.ca

The couple didn’t wish to see each other before the ceremony for a first look. However, they shared a prayer prior to the ceremony. This was another emotional moment.

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Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

Sophia is a brilliant musician and has a voice that is divine. She surprised and treated her family and friends by playing one of her own compositions.

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Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

 

Abelle Wedding Photographer

Wedding photography by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

Abelle Wedding Photographer

Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

Abelle Wedding Photographer

Wedding photography by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

See more images from this wedding on the website.

Makeup: Kathy from Winx Artistry
Venue : www.maplehurst.ca
Second Photographer: Laureleen Debat

A special thank you to the staff at Homewood Museum in Maitland, Ontario. They gladly let us photograph the couple on the museum’s grounds. It is one of Ontario’s oldest houses that is well worth a visit.

 

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.

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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.

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.

 

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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

 

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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30-Something Beauty Portrait Photo Shoot: Abelle Portraits

This is what 30 looks like:

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She is a tall, beautiful, independent and intelligent woman.She is bilingual. She is funny. She loves to travel. She is a role-model for her students. She is a fashion police and has used her authority on me. 🙂 She is a 2016 bride. Jean-Pierre Ferland said it best: C’est à 30 ans que les femmes sont belles. These are a few of Gen’s beauty portraits taken in natural light on a quiet Sunday morning.
Merci G2.
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Whether you are 29 forever or 72, what are you celebrating?