Melanie’s Couture Portraits at RfR Toronto

Today’s beautiful Rent frock Repeat model is Melanie Hoefs, their community manager. Very lucky community – she is lovely:)! The two of us jointly planned out how we would bring all the couture portraits to our collective fans. She was the first Rent frock Repeat team member to see all of the portraits, and share my excitement, as I […]

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Old Hollywood Glamour at Rent frock Repeat

Today’s beauty portrait photoshoot is elegant and a whole lot of Old Hollywood Glamour! Amanda is the seventh model in my beauty portrait series in partnership with the awesome Rent frock Repeat team.  She chose two completely different-looking outfits; a silky black blouse paired with dark jeans, and a seriously sizzling red Theia couture dress. The black blouse works […]

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Creating Beauty Portrait Magic with Brittany from RfR

Brittany is the sixth model in my Beauty Portrait series, partnered with my pals at Rent frock Repeat. We spent the day at their Toronto showroom, having fun with fancy dresses, gorgeous hair and makeup and quite a few laughs. Brittany is one of the company’s Logistics experts, so she is incredibly busy – and managed […]

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Chantal’s Portrait Photoshoot at RfR’s Toronto Showroom

Today’s featured portrait photoshoot belongs to the elegant Chantal Carter – one of RfR Toronto’s talented stylists! Having to hold back from showing you Chantal’s portraits for weeks has been tough, I tell you. She gave me so many beautiful photographs to choose between! Chantal jumped into the posing without hesitation, and we had so much fun creating […]

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Callie from Rent Frock Repeat rocks her Portrait Photoshoot

The third instalment of my beauty portrait series in partnership with Rent Frock Repeat is here! Today we celebrate the fun and bubbly RfR stylist, Callie! Her outfit choices definitely reflect her vivacious personality. I love that she chose a skirt for her second outfit. When I pick something to wear to an event, I kind of forget […]

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Beauty Portraits with the Rent Frock Repeat team

One of the most fun parts about shooting women’s portraits, is having the chance to play dress up with my clients! We create beautiful hair and makeup looks, and my client gets to be photographed in that stunning outfit that they adore, but only get to wear to fancy events like weddings. Every now and again, though, a client confesses […]

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The Bridal Portrait

A bridal portrait lasts forever. It freezes a moment in time, when a woman feels most cherished by the ones she loves, and feels at her most beautiful. Just like a wedding dress, a bridal portrait is custom-fitted to each woman. The Dedicated Bridal Portrait Session Now, this is a fun time! We spend a couple of hours […]

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November 30 Days of Beauty Portraits

  November 30 Days of Beauty Campaign Portraits: What a fantastic adventure it was, with my ‪#‎30DaysOfBeauty‬ partners, FiorioSalon by my side, every step of the way. We met, pampered and photographed 30 incredible women – each with their own story to tell, and their own personal style to express. The thing that they all have in common, is that […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 29

30 Days of Beauty Day 29 is all about the mesmerizing Zaheen! I had an incredibly difficult time choosing my favourite portrait from our shoot together, but what made me choose this specific one is the lovely directness of her gaze, and how absolutely fantastic her hair looks. I love how it frames her face […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 28

30 Days of Beauty Day 28 is Loredana’s day to be featured by me, and my partners over at Fiorio Salons and Spa. She is a finance guru at her day job, but after spending an afternoon shooting portraits of her, she is now officially my muse:). This lady’s brains are matched by her beauty! Every look […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 27

30 Days of Beauty Day 27 is the gorgeous Alicia’s day. She is a client at Fiorio’s Vaughan Mills location, where we spent an afternoon getting acquainted. Alicia is lots of fun, and I captured some really cute smiling portraits, but this one stopped me in my tracks. There is just something about her gaze, […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 26

30 Days of Beauty Day 26 is Celeste’s day to be celebrated! She is a client at my partners, Fiorio Salons and Spa’s Square One location in Mississauga. I love it when a client invests a bit of time in choosing the right wardrobe – and Celeste could not have done better with her sequinned tank […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 25

30 Days of Beauty Day 25 is the beautiful Hayley’s day! I met her at my partners Fiorio Salons and Spa’s Vaughan Mills location, where she enjoyed a girls day out with her mom and younger sister. It is always loads of fun to see families going through a makeover and photoshoot together. Hayley is really […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 24

30 Days of Beauty Day 24 is the beautiful Melina’s day! What makes my portrait of Melina different is that she wasn’t even on my roster for the month. I walked into The Fiorio Beauty Academy to shoot Tamana from Day 13, and Ayesha from Day 18, and Melina happened to be their stylist. I […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 23

30 Days of Beauty has reached Day 23, and today I am so happy to feature the beautiful Carolyn! I met Carolyn at my partners, Fiorio Salon and Spa’s Square One location in Mississauga. We spent the morning turning the salon into a photo set – and all of the stylists not only created beautiful […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 22

30 Days of Beauty is on Day 22, and today Anthea is our featured beauty! This weekend is all about our younger clients – Anthea is 14 years old. She requested some dramatic eye makeup from our amazing makeup artist, Ayesha – so, we chose this clean and simple outfit and softly curled hair style […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 21

30 Days of Beauty is on Day 21, and today we are so happy to celebrate the lovely Adrianna! I spent a laughter-filled afternoon at my partners Fiorio Salons and Spa’s Vaughan Mills location. Adrianna came in with her mom, Lynn, and older sister Hayley. Her mom was our beauty featured on Day 17, and […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 20

30 Days of Beauty Day 20 is an exciting one! Today’s beauty is the ethereal Vanessa, who gamely went along with my dreamy, painterly portrait concept. I just had to create something a little different, once I saw how beautiful and flowy her long hair turned out. When she is not being a portrait photographer’s […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 18

30 Days of Beauty Day 18 is a little bit different to all of the previous days. In what way? Our beauty being featured today is the one and only Ayesha – makeup artist extraordinaire:)…you know, the lady who is responsible for the majority of the fantastic makeup looks in our campaign so far. I have […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 17

30 Days of Beauty Day 17 is lovely Lynn’s day! I met Lynn at Fiorio’s Vaughan Mills location – and she came to the photoshoot experience with her two beautiful teenaged daughters, who you will also see featured later in our campaign. Lynn called me for her complimentary style consultation ahead of time, and she […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 16

30 Days of Beauty Day 16 is here, and today my partners at Fiorio Salons and Spa and I are featuring the gorgeous Alexandra! She is a client at their Mississauga location, and has her hair styled by the talented Savannah Dunn. A side note about Savannah – she spent the majority of the shoot helping […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 14

30 Days of Beauty Day 14 is the lovely Olivia’s day! I spent an exciting morning at my partners Fiorio Salons and Spa’s Square One location in Mississauga, and Olivia is Andrew Soares client. Liv says that she has never tried any kind of modelling or posing before, but she moved her body like a […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 13

30 Days of Beauty Day 13  is all about elegantly beautiful Tamana! I spent the afternoon with my pals at Fiorio, at their Fiorio Beauty Academy, where one of their incredible instructors, Melina was creating beautiful hair. Tamana chose to stick to a clean, all black outfit, which I love to shoot, of course. Everything […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 12

30 Days of Beauty Day 12 is here, and today my partners at Fiorio Salons and Spa and I have the pleasure of featuring the lovely Caitlin. She is a long-time client at Fiorio, and even adorns one of the salon walls in a beautiful photograph. The morning that I spent with the Fiorio Square […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 11

Nicole is today’s beauty being featured in my 30 Days of Beauty campaign with my lovely partners at Fiorio Salons and Spa. Nicole and I spent a sunny fall afternoon laughing and chatting (and posing). Despite the fact that Nicole broke my cardinal wardrobe rule with both of her chosen outfits (no patterns, please!) – once […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 10

30 Days of Beauty Day 10 has arrived, and it is with great pleasure that my partners Fiorio Salons and Spa introduce today’s beauty – Emily! The morning at Fiorio at the Beach was simply fantastic – everything from the light, the hair and makeup to the lovely clients all came together perfectly. Emily is […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 9

30 Days of Beauty Day 9 is the day to celebrate the vivacious Isabel!  She arrived to Fiorio Gibson Square with a collection of beautiful dresses, but I loved the outfit that she walked in wearing so much, that we had to capture portraits of her in it as well. Even with a gentle smile, […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 8

30 Days of Beauty Day 8 is our day to celebrate the lovely Joyce! My partners at Fiorio Salons and Spa and I loved spending an afternoon with this beautiful lady at the brand new Gibson Square location. Joyce took to all my posing like a natural, and we definitely felt like we’d had an […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 7

30 Days of Beauty Day 7 is Rebecca’s day! One week into my campaign with my partners at Fiorio Salons and Spa, and we are so excited to celebrate it with this gorgeous lady. Our morning in Mississauga at the Square One location felt like backstage at a really fun hair show! We took over […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 6

30 Days of Beauty Day 6 with Fiorio Salons and Spa is all about the beautiful Maia! It is such a pleasure to work with a client that not only has an incredible wardrobe to play dress up with, but also owns each pose that I map out with absolute confidence. Her prior modelling experience definitely […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 5

30 Days of Beauty Day 5 with Fiorio Salons and Spa has dawned, and it is with great pleasure that I introduce today’s beauty – Taylor! Our morning at Fiorio at the Beach was spent having a good time:). The salon has multiple floors, so we had the entire 3rd floor to ourselves, which is […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 4

30 Days of Beauty Day 4 is here, and it is with great excitement that I introduce you to the lovely, Pia! We captured beautiful portraits at Fiorio Gibson Square – which is a brand new location. Pia brought an excellent variety of colours with her, but when she pulled this lovely black dress out […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 3

My 30 Days of Beauty project has reached Day 3, and my partners, Fiorio Salons and Spa and I are so pleased to be able to celebrate Sarah’s beauty today! We spent the afternoon at Fiorio Gibson Square, and had a great time with giant curlers, gorgeous makeup and a bit of fancy fabric. We […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 2

30 Days of Beauty Day 2 is upon us, and today my partners, Fiorio Salons and Spa and I have the pleasure of introducing Madison. She is an associate producer in the television industry, and judging by her beautiful portrait – Madison should get to host her own lifestyle show!     We spent the morning taking over […]

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30 Days of Beauty Day 1

My 30 Days of Beauty campaign with the team from Fiorio Salons and Spa has finally arrived! It has been an incredible month of meeting and spending a bit of time shooting 30 lovely Fiorio clients. One of the most exciting parts of these shoots is getting to know so many different kinds of women. We […]

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The Isaacson wedding at Jump

This Sunday I spent the day capturing the lovely Isaacson wedding held at Jump in downtown Toronto. A more perfect wedding day would be difficult to find! Liz and her ladies spent their morning getting ready in a gorgeous luxury suite at the One King West Hotel. The views over Lake Ontario and the cityscape are incredible from […]

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Hedley Says I Can Do Anything

And, of course – they are correct! Except for scary rollercoasters…can’t do that, nope. I shot Hedley for ET Canada at The Orange Lounge about a year and a half ago. Their set was excellent, and the band had a blast. I love shoots like that! A side effect of doing these Rdio Sessions Live @ The Orange Lounge gigs, is that I […]

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Location Headshots with Lynne

Lynne and I have known one another for a few years. She is a television exec, who, back in the day, generously allowed me to tag along when she interviewed Hollywood stars during TIFF here in Toronto. To this day, when I am conducting an interview I think – now, how would Lynne ask that? […]

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