image creator + inspiration giver styled portraits | commercial portraits
image creator + inspiration giver styled portraits | commercial portraits
//BALI SERIES PART NINE// exploring waterfalls 🗺 One of the many perks of staying at @mundukmodingplantation , they offer a tour of the local waterfalls. 😍 One of the friendly staff members drives you down to a tucked away trail where you are free to explore three different waterfalls. @carsonburkee and I were only able to hit two of them before we had to turn back to meet with our driver, but both of them were absolutely stunning. It was a bit of a hike but TOTALLY worth it!
//BALI SERIES PART EIGHT AND A HALF// I thought about including these images in my last post because they’re from the same spot, but quickly decided they needed to exist on their own. This woman was singing so sweetly while chopping the tall grass with a landscape scythe, and she radiated happiness. Her calm and warm energy was infectious! @carsonburkee and I both agreed we could have sat there all day listening to her singing ☺️
//BALI SERIES PART EIGHT// A random temple in the middle of a field, next to a small body of water. 😌⛰ This was a pit stop our driver made on the way to some waterfalls, and we were the only tourists on this massive spot of land. The only other people were locals offering canoe rides, enjoying some lunch, or taking care of its nature. This was probably one of the most quiet and relaxing parts of my trip, and we only spent about 30 minutes here.
//BALI SERIES PART SEVEN// the tegallalang rice terraces 🌾 a tourism hot spot that even at sunrise will have you surrounded by likeminded photographers. Of course, you’ll also meet some local farmers who hang around offering a photo in exchange for some cash 😅 (this first image cost me 20,000 IDR which is about $2 CAD 🤷🏻♀️ ) The terraces were not at all what we expected, and definitely should have scoped it out prior to getting there for sunrise photos, but we got to explore quite a bit in search of the ~right~ shots 🤗
//BALI SERIES PART SIX// coffee and conversation with the ever-so-lovely @wiolettatuschnio 🌺☕️ Wiolettas full collection is now up on my website! Click the link in my bio to see her entire set. 👀 I miss Bali more and more every day, and I can’t wait to be able to adventure again soon. A few places on my list are: - California (with @jesse .hebert + @milanaradic_ + @carsonburkee ) - Newfoundland - Scotland - India Tell me three places on your travel bucket list! 🧳 🗺
//BALI SERIES PART FIVE// Everyone, meet @wiolettatuschnio . A beatiful Bali babe on a mission to inspire and motivate people to create a happy and healthy lifestyle by showcasing her own vegan and sustainable living. What an absolute honour it was to not only create some content for her - as I had been following her for months leading up to my trip - but to also connect with her and have conversation over coffee. Her message resonates with me on a personal level and her bright personality is contagious. Such a kind, caring and beautiful woman both inside and out. This is just the first set of images from her collection, I’ll be posting the rest tomorrow 😉☕️ Side note: I asked you all yesterday in my stories what kind of style of sharing you preferred more (single image or carousel series ), and it was a pretty close call! I’ve come up with a solution that gives you the best of both worlds 🥰 I hope this appeals to everyone’s taste! Thank you to everyone who voted and gave their opinion, it really matters!
//BALI SERIES PART FOUR// The most epic sunrise photos I have E V E R taken, at the incredible @villacellabella 🌅 One of the most iconic luxury spots in Bali. It had rained the entire day and night prior, and we were just kickstarting our day of shooting by planning for sunrise photos... but this we did NOT plan for 😱 These photos just turned out to be next level and we were of course more than ecstatic over the outcome. Our stay here was beyond incredible, I wish I would have gotten photos in every corner of this place because every inch of it was perfectly designed and expertly decorated. Guess I’ll just have to go back 🤷🏻♀️
//BALI SERIES PART THREE// Taking a mini break from the swipe content to bring you THIS IMAGE which was shot by @carsonburkee and edited by me ☁️😇 Carson and I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days at @mundukmodingplantation creating content, and if you didn’t already know, they have one of the top 10 best infinity pools IN THE WORLD. It’s what they’re known for, but aside from this, they are a COFFEE PLANTATION! 😛☕️ (my favourite ) This amazing resort has so many incredible activities to take part in throughout each day, their accommodations are STUNNING, the food is beautifully plated and delicious, the staff is so gentle and caring and thoughtful, and the views... omg the VIEWS. This resort is on the North side of Bali in the mountains... so you can imagine. I recommend this resort 1000x over. If you go to Bali, visit the North side. Trust me. ps, check my story to the the before + after of this image! I’m an advocate for getting things right in camera, but I will admit that when it comes to a fine art piece like this, a lot of the magic happens in post-production. 😉
//BALI SERIES PART TWO// The second series from my Bali trip is from @tropicalglamping on Nusa Penida. 🇮🇩 I originally splurged and booked this INCREDIBLE bungalow for just myself, but when @carsonburkee and I decided to meet-up, I told him he had to join me. I booked this bungalow for its absolutely astonishing location and view, and would have been selfish to enjoy it all to myself! I MEAN, LOOK AT THIS PLACE 😍😱 These photos don’t even do it justice, honestly. If you decide to go to Bali, and want to visit Nusa Penida, I highly recommend staying here even just for one night (which is what we did ). Trust me, it’s worth every penny. What do you make of this view?! (The landscape I mean, not the effortlessly cool guy 😎 )
//BALI SERIES PART ONE// Here’s the first of many series of images from my life-changing trip to Bali, Indonesia 🇮🇩. Recognize this cool dude? That’s because he’s another Windsor local photographer that I had the pleasure of meeting up with halfway through my trip. By coincidence, @carsonburkee and myself ended up in Bali at the same time and we obviously had to meet up and shoot together. We had an overlapping week during each of our trips so, we decided to spend it exploring and photographing some of the most beautiful spots on the island. This first set of images is from the incredible Kelingking Beach located on Nusa Penida, an island just off of the mainland of Bali. Lemme tell ya, this hike is not for the faint of heart 😅 If you’ve ever done this trek down to the beach (the last photo in this carousel ), you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. 🥵 Although I didn’t get any photos when we reached the bottom, we did spend a couple hours enjoying the sand and salty waves... or rather, the salty waves enjoyed tackling us 😂🌊 I’m excited to share more photos from this trip! Do you like this continuous swipe?! I wanted to display these images in a fun, interactive way and show the whole story without having to crop any parts out 🤗 Let me know what you think!
I HOPE EVERYONE IS STAYING SAFE AND HEALTHY! 👋🏻 I've been absent on this platform, as I really needed to take a step back and analyze where I wanted to go next. I know, it seems weird that I just did a rebrand and began to fully immerse myself into this new avenue, then came to a complete halt. Truth is, life is MESSY and unexpected things happen that are out of your control, and sometimes those things shake up neglected internal turmoil. It happens to a lot of us, sometimes we just need a break to figure it all out and start to untangle the thoughts inside our own heads. I packed my bags and took a solo trip to the opposite end of the planet in order to make some sense of everything. Cliche, right? Well, it worked. I learned a lot about myself and my dreams during my trip, and of course I took photos that I am SO EXCITED to share with you (I don’t think you’re ready for these photos 😏🤩 )! But I’m happy to say I’m finally back on a path that feels right. ☺️ That being said, I want to assure you that I am STILL HERE and I am STILL ACCEPTING CLIENTS! 😁 Once this global pandemic clears up of course... I just wanted to pop in and say that I hope everyone is doing okay, not getting too stir crazy, and staying inspired. Times are weird right now, but I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s creations in the near future. 😍
bringin’ back a photo from this BANGER set. 😍 I know I’ve been a little (okay.. a lot ) m.i.a lately, and while I would normally apologize for it, I’m trying to not be so hard on myself for taking breaks from social media, despite it being such an important aspect of my business. This platform is by far the highest driving traffic source for me, and I’m trying to learn how to properly utilize it. I’m also learning a lot of other new things within other aspects of my personal life, which I’m sure everyone can understand. Just wanted to say, thank you all for sticking around and for always supporting me. Especially when I decide to disappear for a little while 😅 YOU GUYS ROCK THANKUSOMUCH.
PERSONAL BRANDING LOVE 😍🤩 Bethany reached out to me a few months ago with a big desire for a refresh. She started @bravaacademy one year ago and since then, her and her team of talented, cool people have been teaching piano, guitar, voice, violin, and ukulele to the public. When we sat down to discuss her needs for her latest vision for Brava, I couldn’t be more honoured and thrilled to create some images for her that she could be proud of. This is just a tiny handful of images from her personal branding session with me! I had so much fun creating a new story for Brava and I can’t thank @pianobybethany enough for trusting me and my vision with photographing her, her team, and her space.
Can I let you in on a little secret? I’m never going to get tired of showing off these photos with @grayerjoshua . 😉 If you haven’t seen all of these images yet, I still have the link in my bio to see the WHOLE GALLERY. Go check it out and help a sista out with her SEO (lol ) You’ll want to follow Josh while you’re at it because this guy is seriously going places. Can’t wait to see what kind of art he will create next 🤩
Some simplicity on this beautiful Saturday! Bianca has been a friend of mine for a VERY long time (we’ve known each other since we were about 3 years old!! ) and has been a supporter of my work since day one. She was my very first engagement, first wedding, my first and only boudoir, and now she’s one of my branding clients. It has always been an honour to be chosen time and time again for her images and this was no exception. Being able to create these images for her and her new real estate adventure reminded me of the trust she’s had in me for everything and definitely humbled me. Huge huge HUGE thank you to @biancaheuchanrealestate for trusting me with these images and for always trusting my vision. Can’t wait to see what you’ll accomplish for yourself. If you’re in Windsor-Essex and on the housing market (selling or buying! ) reach out to Bianca to discuss your needs.
SWIPE FOR A SURPISE 👉🏻😭😍 These two booked a mini session for some fun, fall photos which turned into some SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS 😱💍! I was so excited to be creating some cute images for some personal good friends but little did I know I would have the honour of being the one to photograph THE moment. Blake saw his shot and he took it. It was beautiful, and full of tears. I’m so over the moon happy for this perfect couple and can’t wait to see them flourish together. 💕 Brittany + Blake, thank you for trusting me with your first set of professional images. Thank you for giving me the honour not only as a photographer, but as a friend, of being the person to share this incredible moment with you. ❤️
I’m on a path of most resistance. Both in my personal life, and the life within my business. I don’t want to accept things as they are and don’t want to comply with this idea of a “norm” and how I should continue, I wish to create a path of my own that suits my own needs and personal/professional goals. I refuse to accept that this is the part where I get comfortable. I refuse to accept that this is the part where I give up and stop striving. I refuse to accept that my goals are unachievable based off of my lifestyle and the way I choose to take my next steps forward. I’ve been through a lot of extreme highs and also my deepest low recently, and what I’ve learned is that it’s hard to focus on the highs when you are so deep down below the surface that you can barely see a trace of light. This is where my resistance comes in; I know I’m in a personal low, but I also know that there IS A SURFACE and there’s more beyond that surface as well and that’s what keeps me from sinking deeper. I know this is dark in its own way, but I hope you can see my positive intention. I hope you take something from this whether you realize you needed it or not, and I hope you take your own journey on a path of most resistance, because comfortability isn’t where the magic happens. ✨ ps I’ll never get tired of sharing these insanely good photos that @shayennaa took of me for my rebrand 😭❤️
There are a few things I strive for with my clients before they step in front of my camera: 1. I want to give you the opportunity to ask me anything and get to know me by having an in-person consultation. This allows you to get more comfortable with me and my workflow. 2. I want you to leave your consultation with a better understanding of why you want to have photos done and how you want to tell your story. We will discuss ideas together and create an environment for open collaboration. I’ve been doing this for a long time, and want to help you unscramble the ideas you have in your head. 3. I want you to know that having your photo taken doesn’t have to be uncomfortable, stiff, or make you uneasy. By choosing a photographer that you vibe with (even if it’s not me! ), you create a relationship with mutual understanding, trust and and safety. A photographers photos could be fantastic, but if their personality doesn’t mesh well with yours, you won’t get the outcome you deserve. I chose to get into portrait photography a long time ago because I loved studying faces and photographing them at their best. I chose to stay in portrait photography because I love the connections I’ve been able to make with people that have allowed them to see an entirely new version of themselves they would have otherwise missed. 🥰 ps, have you seen this photo collection yet?! if you’re slacking, click the link in my bio to see @grayerjoshua in all of his killer bone-structure beauty! 😎 . . . . #canadianportraitphotographer #portraitphotography #onlocationsession #windsorontario #windsorbusiness #windsorphotographer #portraitphotographer #ontariophotographer #smallbusinesswindsor #yqgbusiness #yqgphotographer #southernontariophotographer #southernontario #windsoressexsmallbusiness #headshotphotographer #portfolioshoot #personalbranding #brandingphotographer #canadianphotographer #modelportfolio #canadianmodel #windsorontariocanada #windsorphotography #onlocationshoot #ontariomodel #malemodelshoot #freshfacemodel
Joshua ( @grayerjoshua ) is just wanting to get into the modelling scene and when he came to me with ideas and ultimately decided to hire me to create some magic for him, I was ecstatic. This guy absolutely slayed his session with me and I’ve been in awe of these photos since I saw them on the back of my camera. 😍 I can’t wait to see what work he will create with others and I definitely can’t wait to work with him again in the future. SOMEONE GET THIS GUY A MODELLING CONTRACT, STAT. If you want to see Joshua’s full collection from his very first professional shoot, click the link in my bio! 🤗 . . . . #canadianportraitphotographer #portraitphotography #onlocationsession #windsorontario #windsorbusiness #windsorphotographer #portraitphotographer #ontariophotographer #smallbusinesswindsor #yqgbusiness #yqgphotographer #southernontariophotographer #southernontario #windsoressexsmallbusiness #headshotphotographer #portfolioshoot #personalbranding #brandingphotographer #canadianphotographer #modelportfolio #canadianmodel #windsorontariocanada #windsorphotography #onlocationshoot #ontariomodel #malemodelshoot #freshfacemodel
This adorable little one is getting into modelling + acting and it was such a pleasure to create some professional images for her! I can’t wait to see what @fusiontalentagency has in store for her! If you’re an actor or model looking for a Windsor Essex County local agency to represent you, reach out to Sarah. You’re going to do great tings Keeley! Go kick some commercial butt! . . . . #canadianportraitphotographer #portraitphotography #onlocationsession #windsorontario #windsorbusiness #windsorphotographer #portraitphotographer #ontariophotographer #studiophotographer #smallbusinesswindsor #yqgbusiness #yqgphotographer #southernontariophotographer #southernontario #windsoressexsmallbusiness #headshotphotographer #personalbrandingphotographer #personalbranding #brandingphotographer #canadianphotographer #actorheadshots #childactor #childheadshots #fushiontalentagency #windsorontariocanada #womenbusinessowners #windsorphotography #studioportrait #ontariomodel
that friday (more like fri-YAY ) feeling 🤩 I’m still totally in love with this set and I thought your feed could use some bright, smiley, warmth today 😌 . . . . #canadianportraitphotographer #portraitphotography #onlocationsession #windsorontario #windsorbusiness #windsorphotographer #portraitphotographer #ontariophotographer #studiophotographer #smallbusinesswindsor #yqgbusiness #yqgphotographer #southernontariophotographer #southernontario #windsoressexsmallbusiness #headshotphotographer #editorialportrait #styledportraits #personalbrandingphotographer #personalbranding #brandingphotographer #editorialphotographer #canadianphotographer #windsorontariocanada #womenbusinessowners #windsorphotography #savageuniversal #studioportrait #brightorange #ontariomodel
In lieu of all of the mini session posts from other amazing, talented photographers, I just wanted to pop in and let you know that I offer mini sessions YEAR ROUND! When I did my recent rebrand, I knew I wanted to offer a variety of packages to fit different needs. I loved the idea of being able to offer mini’s to anyone at anytime instead of just one or two times a year (i.e the spring and fall ). My mini sessions are always on location of choice, we shoot for 30 minutes, and you get 5 fully retouched images of your choice, for $175! A mini session is perfect for anyone who might just want to dabble with being in front of the camera, anyone who wants just a couple of prints for their home, or anyone who want’s a little confidence boost. If you’ve been seeing all of these mini session posts and are curious about maybe doing one yourself, feel free to reach out to me and ask me any questions you may have! I’d love to put your mind at ease and talk about a session with you. . . . . #canadianportraitphotographer #portraitphotography #windsorontario #windsorbusiness #windsorphotographer #portraitphotographer #ontariophotographer #smallbusinesswindsor #yqgbusiness #yqgphotographer #southernontariophotographer #southernontario #windsoressexsmallbusiness #windsorminisessions #styledportraits #canadianphotographer #windsorontariocanada #womenbusinessowners #windsorphotography #minisessionphotographer #windsorontariophotographer #minisessions #windsorontarioartist
UHM HI.. CAN 👏🏻 WE 👏🏻 JUST?! 👏🏻 I had the pleasure of creating the first (of many to come ) branding images for the STUNNING @koko_starr_ !! This session was so much fun and it was so cool to watch her WERK. She is a bright neon princess that brings so much positive energy and passion to the drag community, and I can’t wait to watch her grow! I wish there would have been BTS video during this session because I literally screamed “YAAASSSS” so many times LOL Go give her brand new page a follow and show your support, and stay up to date on when she is performing!! 🌈💕 . . . . #canadianportraitphotographer #portraitphotography #studioheadshots #windsorontario #windsorbusiness #windsorphotographer #portraitphotographer #ontariophotographer #studiophotographer #smallbusinesswindsor #yqgbusiness #yqgphotographer #southernontariophotographer #southernontario #windsoressexsmallbusiness #headshotphotographer #newdragqueen #styledportraits #personalbrandingphotographer #personalbranding #brandingphotographer #canadianphotographer #windsorontariocanada #womenbusinessowners #windsorphotography #lgbtqlove #windsorpride #windsorqueen
“all the good girls go to hell” 😈 this is a play on words because its a green photo but the caption is a @billieeilish song that has a greenery lyric but also Billie is the queen of green (peep her latest Elle cover )… c’mon Haley it’s not that deep… LOL ANYWAYS I love a good detailed close up like this and noticed I hadn’t shared one in a while so HERE YOU GO 😜 HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE! 😘 . . . . #canadianportraitphotographer #portraitphotography #onlocationsession #windsorontario #windsorbusiness #windsorphotographer #portraitphotographer #ontariophotographer #studiophotographer #smallbusinesswindsor #yqgbusiness #yqgphotographer #southernontariophotographer #southernontario #windsoressexsmallbusiness #headshotphotographer #editorialportrait #styledportraits #personalbrandingphotographer #personalbranding #brandingphotographer #editorialphotographer #canadianphotographer #windsorontariocanada #womenbusinessowners #windsorphotography #detailedshot #closeupportrait