Creating Timeless Portraits That Will Be Cherished by Family Forever by Elena Golijanin

I had the honour of photographing actress Gregoriane Minot, cast on The Real Housewives of Toronto and co-host of What’s Cooking with Grego and Ada .

Grego came to my photography studio in Toronto looking for some classic timeless, creative portraits. During the consultation we discussed her passions and I learned about her passion for dance, in particular ballet. We used some flowing silks that created lyrical movement in the images. We also used our spring blossoms to create some light and airy artistic portraits. After, we took some tasteful and classy boudoir photos just for fun, because every woman needs to have this experience! A talented Toronto designer Maret Kendra lent us a gorgeous pair of her handmade angel feather wings to use for a Victoria’s Secret Angel look.

Grego returned to the studio a few weeks later with her daughter Camelia for a Mother and Daughter portrait session. These portrait photos capture the beautiful bond and connection between a mother and her child and are photos the two can cherish forever.

For Grego, the portrait session was not just about creating beautiful photos for herself, but for everyone who loves her. This is what Grego herself had to say about what this photo session meant to her: “Having my pictures taken by Elena was a true privilege. Her portraits are more than pictures - they render elegance, movement and femininity. Thank you for capturing these timeless works of art my family and I will forever cherish.”

A "Feel good" photoshoot | Toronto Portrait Photographer by Elena Golijanin

As a portrait photographer, I often have the opportunity to meet people at various important stages in their lives. One of the biggest joys I get is in helping someone through a difficult transition in their life through my lens. 

This photo session was one of those incredible opportunities. I met Sephra at the National Women’s Show in Toronto and was drawn not only to her physical beauty but her inner beauty as well. She had recently been through some rollercoaster events in her life, and wanted to do a photoshoot as part of her self-love journey. She wanted to feel elegant and beautiful and have those moments captured through a lens. A portrait photoshoot was an opportunity for her to reconnect with the beautiful woman that she is. 

We started the day in our Toronto photo studio with hair and make up to make her feel incredibly beautiful before getting in front of the camera and as we started shooting I could see her embracing her beauty and coming into her own as a strong and powerful woman. 

A photoshoot can be a transformational moment in a person’s life, especially after a major life changing event, and that’s how I felt about this shoot. We captured several looks in this photoshoot; from elegant boudoir photos using silks, to classy glamour using gorgeous tulle skirt from our studio wardrobe, to professional headshot photos for LinkedIn and strong online presence.

This is what Sephra had to say about her photoshoot experience:

"Elena is an amazing photographer with an eye to see the beauty we neglect to see in ourselves. Her approach is fun, calm and empowering. Elena's experience and expertise is worth your time and money. Special thanks to her amazing make-up & hair team as well. It's the beauty of who she is that infects us all to shine and glitter. I highly endorse & recommend."

Here is our selection of favourite images from this special photoshoot.

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A Portrait Session Birthday Gift by Elena Golijanin

A photoshoot makes an amazing gift for any age. This young lady, who I will refer to as Ms E, was celebrating her 15th birthday and her Mom chose to gift her a professional photoshoot to commemorate this special time in her life.  

Although originally planned as an individual portrait photography session with E, during the consultation we agreed it would be nice to include Mom in the photos, to celebrate the special bond between mother and daughter. By the end of the consultation, we agreed to have a few photos of everyone in the family, including the family’s dog. :)

I always try to incorporate my clients’ interests into their photos, so during the consultation, I asked E what she was passionate about. Her answer was dance, and in particular, ballet. So in addition to some beautiful and elegant individual portrait photos of E, we used silks to incorporate dance movements into her photoshoot and created some beautiful dance portraits, allowing E to express her personality through her chosen artform. 

After her individual portraits, we invited each member of E’s family, including the family dog to pose alongside her for some beautiful family portraits. During the session, the family chose to wear some of their own outfits and some items from our Oakville studio wardrobe to add some variety to their photos. 

With such a wide variety of photos to select from, from the dance portraits to family photos, the family chose a luxurious handmade leather folio box with 30 of their favourite portraits and a beautiful piece of wall art to proudly display in their home.

This is what E’s mom had to say about the portrait session afterwards:

"We had a wonderful experience with Elena. She made us feel at ease, brought in highly skilled hair and make-up artists and made the entire day truly special. Although the photo shoot was a gift to my daughter, Elena insisted on including the whole family (dog too!) for few photos so that we came away with some lovely group portraits as well. She was very accommodating, taking into account our preferences and providing us with sage advice on how to make the photos work best for us. The results were both captivating and highly professional. It was very difficult to narrow down our favorites as there were so many."

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Toronto portrait photography studio | Beautiful Reese and her story by Elena Golijanin

Every now and then, my work provides me with the opportunity to meet extraordinary human beings. These individuals leave a mark on my heart and remind me of why I chose to be a portrait photographer.  Today was one of those days.  I feel blessed to have met a beautiful and remarkable woman named Reese and to have had the opportunity to capture her beauty and grace through my lens.

While on vacation, Reese contracted a disease that left her a double (nearly a quadruple) amputee. While this may have crushed most people’s souls, the experience seems to have only made Reese stronger. 

Reese didn’t need much work to make her shine through the camera. Her bright spirit and vibrant personality lit up the room with joy, humour, and passion. Reese wanted an elegant, graceful look for her portraits, but she also wanted the images to display her strength and confidence. 

Here is what Reese had to say about her story and what this portrait photography session meant to her:

“In the fall of 2016 I underwent surgery to amputate both my legs below the knees and in the winter of 2017, the upper digits of the fingers of both my hands. Both were due to septic shock. The experience of being hospitalized for several months and losing my limbs was terribly challenging.

However, with the continuous support and love of my friends and my faith in my purpose, I was able to regain my abilities and confidence again. I was able to continue to focus on the “bigger picture”, rely on the power of self love and take care of my soul. I learned that my body was only a fraction of who I was and beauty is not just seen but felt.

When I look at the photos and think back on my experience with Elena, the words that come to mind are gratitude and hope. I am incredibly grateful to have had experienced such a wonderful photo session with a photographer that wanted me to feel special and empowered. I was incredibly hopeful that there were people out there that were able to truly see what is often invisible - someone’s spirit. When I look at these photos that’s what I see. My spirit feeling empowered enough to face anything head on with confidence and love.”

Please enjoy our selection from Reese’s photo shoot!

Elena

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Toronto Portrait Photographer | Summer in the City | Editorial Style Portrait Session by Elena Golijanin

Summer is almost over.. Isn't it sad that we wait for this beautiful time of year for so long and then it goes by so quickly? Oh well :) We make the most out of it. As much as I LOVE shooting in our Toronto photo studio - I do enjoy taking my clients outside to the streets of Toronto for editorial style beautiful portraits. I love working with natural light, and with beautiful summer sun that gives this gorgeous warm glow! Shooting in natural light also makes you feel more comfortable and relaxed during your photoshoot. We grabbed a big puffy skirt, a part of our photography studio wardrobe, and went for a little walk around the Osgood Hall  in downtown Toronto, as well as the garden on top of the Toronto City Hall.

Our beautiful Muse Joseffa looks effortlessly beautiful, elegant and classy in her photographs. I have yet to meet a woman who doesn't like to play dress up! Please enjoy our selection of images from her Summer in the City shoot!

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Toronto Portrait Photography Studio | Editorial Style Birthday Photoshoot by Elena Golijanin

It's your BIRTHDAY!

Even more so... it's one of those fun, milestone birthdays.. What do you do to remember the day, and yourself during that stage in your life? Why you book a photoshoot with us, of course! Christine is an incredibly talented makeup artist, TV personality (you will learn all the new makeup trends from her on The Mariln Denis Show), and a super fun, smart, beautiful woman with sparkling personality and an amazing sense of humour. One of those people you just want to become friends with as soon as you meet them. She came to our Toronto photo studio with a few of her favourite sparkly little dresses, and her boyfriend to keep her company.  With some celebratory bubbles along the way, we had the most fun, sexy, editorial style photoshoot for her! We created elegant beauty portraits, contemporary glamour and editorial style portraits (who doesn't want that cover girl experience), and some boudoir looks, shooting with the gorgeous Victoria's Secret inspired black ostrich wings created by Maret's Designs. We created so many beautiful, glamorous and sexy looks for this birthday girl at our Toronto portrait studio! And... just because her boyfriend tagged along for the shoot - we just had to take at least one photo of them together, they are a super cool and beautiful couple.

Thank you Christine for trusting LivePixels Photography with your portraits! We loved having you at our studio!

Please enjoy our selection from Christine's photoshoot!

If you want to book a shoot of your own, or give it to someone as a gift - please call me anytime (416) 275-9506! I'd love to chat!  

Yours,

 

Elena

xoxo

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The BEST and most thoughtful 16th Birthday Gift EVER | Toronto Photography Studio | LivePixels Photography by Elena Golijanin

Beautiful Elle was turning 16 in June. Her amazing Mom was planning 16 different things for them to do together to celebrate this milestone birthday.. One of the things was a surprise photoshoot for Elle and her Mom at our Toronto photography studio. They arrived early in the morning and Elle had no idea! She was so surprised and so excited! My wonderful hair and makeup team made both Elle and Jen, her Mom, look and feel gorgeous! We created so many different looks, from classic elegant portraits, to glamour and beauty portraits, to more fashion forward, edgy looks. The beautiful black and white ostrich wings are a creation of a talented Toronto designer Maret's Designs, and are only available for photoshoots at our photo studio. Thank you Jennifer and Elle for trusting me with your portraits, this means so much!

This is what Jennifer had to say about their photoshoot experience:

I surprised my daughter with a photo shoot for her 16th birthday & it was the most amazing day for us both!! Elena over exceeded my expectations! Her ability to capture the most perfect moments is unbelievable - she is an exceptional photographer with such a creative eye. We were so welcomed & comfortable during our full day shoot and were catered to - hair, makeup, wardrobe, croissants, champagne, coffee - she not only worked with my visions but used her own as well - and we loved them all!! My daughter loved every second of this day & it’ll be one she never forgets! We definitely will be going back!! Thank you so much Elena!! I would rate your talent above a 5 star if I could!!

Thank you Jennifer for your wonderful word! I would love to have your whole family back one day for a generations portrait photoshoot!

Enjoy a little peek to behind the scenes at what's happening at the studio during the shoot, and our selection of Elle and Jennifer's stunning portraits!

Elena xo

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Toronto Portrait Photographer | Beautiful Family Portraits to Celebrate 60th Birthday by Elena Golijanin

When was the last time you had your family picture taken? I can't even express how passionate I feel about celebrating family, preserving moments, memories, and having beautiful printed portraits of family members, as well as family together. To me, these are your most valuable family possessions.

I met this gorgeous woman at the National Women's Show in Toronto. She was about to turn 60 then and after we chatted for a bit she decided that a makeover portrait photo session would be a fun and memorable way to celebrate this milestone. She also decided to bring her beautiful daughters, her very handsome husband and their super cute  dog Ollie for family portraits to our Toronto photo studio. And it was indeed a day to remember! All three beautiful ladies got glammed up by our talented make up artist, all while sipping mimosas and having a laugh!  We then started a photo session with portraits of Dianne (it was her birthday after all)! She brought some of her favourite outfits, and we added a few items from our studio wardrobe. After taking some beautiful portraits of Dianne, her daughters joined in for some individual portraits, as well as beautiful candid Mother-Daughter portraits, then Dianne's husband joined us later in a day for beautiful family portraits.

They chose a beautiful hand crafted leather folio box to keep some of their most cherished family portraits. Here is what Dianne had to say about the experience:

"Thanks Elena for your great work.

 I couldn’t be happier with the pics. Choosing to do family pics for my 60th was originally a spur of the moment decision when I saw your portfolio. I truly, truly do not like having any pics of me done or shown! Ever! You did such a wonderful job (no surgery needed-haha!) and made me look pretty (darn) good for a gracious and full figured 60+’er.
Without having much time to get to know all of us you were able to capture our personalities and family dynamics so well and so quickly. It really shows wonderfully in the pictures. Even my stern and proper husband managed to crack a slight smile throughout the process. It was a delightful day and experience. Your talented makeup artist and assistant made it that much easier for us all too.

I would heartily recommend you and your services to anyone. Thanks for the memory and ....Happy Birthday present to me!!!

Dianne and family... "

And to me having a happy client  is the highest reward and compliment!
Please enjoy our selection of their beautiful family portraits!
Elena
xo

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Toronto Portrait Photographer | Toronto Family Portraits | LivePixels Photo Studio by Elena Golijanin

Family photos were always a huge part of family legacy for me. I am very close with my parents.  To this day, almost every time I visit with them I ask for my Dad to bring the box full of photos down, and I can spend hours looking at our family memories. My Dad always had a camera with him, and I am so grateful to have lots of beautiful portraits of my Mom in all her beautiful ages, portraits of us together, my grandparents... to me all these photographs are priceless. When the beautiful woman featured in this post, Ms. T., called me to inquire about a photo session, she specifically said that she just wants photos of her boys. I feel very passionately about photographing Moms too (maybe because I cherish portraits of my Mom so much), and I convinced Ms T that she has to have portraits of herself FOR her children, and that she has be to in portraits WITH them.

When Ms. T arrived to our Toronto photo studio she got full celebrity treatment (because let's be honest... when we become Mothers we do so little for ourselves), and then we had a great time taking beautiful portraits in her favourite outfits before her boys and her husband joined us at the studio for family portraits. The portraits we created will stay in their family for generations, they are legacy, and I feel very honoured that Ms. T chose me to capture them. Please enjoy my selection!

Elena xo

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Here is a little sneak peek to behind the scenes from this studio portrait session!

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Toronto Portrait Photo Studio | Portraits of a Ballet Dancer by Elena Golijanin

We all have passions that drive us in life.. It can be  fitness, sports, cooking, music.. For Natalia it's always been dance. She graduated from Vaganova Ballet Academy in St Petersburg, Russia, performed with The National Ballet of Canada, and currently runs a private ballet school in Toronto. Natalia came to our Toronto photo studio to create beautiful portraits that capture her passion. We created several different looks, feminine, soft and whimsical to strong and powerful, to celebrate Natalia and her passion for ballet.

Please enjoy our selection of beautiful dance inspired images. What's your passion? I would love to photograph it!

xo

Elena

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Toronto Professional Photography Studio | Professional Headshots and Business Portraits by Elena Golijanin

Let's face it, social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc play a huge role in promoting your business, and great headshots are often your most important and valuable marketing material.  These platforms are today's first impression, before you even get to meet your clients face to face. This Toronto real estate agent came in for a photo shoot in our studio to get her updated professional head shots. She was very sceptical at first, saying that she is not photogenic and does not photograph well (I hear that a lot), but that she doesn't want to have a photo representing her that's too outdated, so she had to get it done. I told her to just trust me and have fun with it. On the day of her photoshoot Kim arrived at the studio and we spent about an hour or so chatting while she was getting her makeup done by my wonderful makeup artist Melissa. She did an amazing job, and that alone gave Kim a boost of confidence. After we finished with professional head shots to represent Kim in her Toronto real estate business, we photographed some of more glamorous, feminine looks. Kim loved her headshots and the whole portrait experience in our Toronto photo studio!

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Toronto Family Photo Session by Elena Golijanin

Being a professional photographer in Toronto I get to meet and photograph so many wonderful families! Jessica and her family came to our professional photo studio to update their family portraits before the holidays. I always love to give busy Moms a little more attention and spotlight, so we started the photo shoot with some pampering for Jessica. Absolutely fantastic Christine Cho did Jessica's professional make up and hair, and I took some beautiful, whimsical, elegant portraits of her in flowy pastel pink tulle skirt and some dance inspired portraits. Then Jessica's husband Matt and their three young boys joined her for some family portraits. "I did not realize I needed this, but I did" said Jessica after the photoshoot. I love giving my clients this beautiful transformation experience. Family portraits are the biggest gift you give to yourselves and your loved ones!

Jessica and Matt chose a beautiful hand crafted leather folio box full of their most favourite family portraits as a keepsake.

Thank you for trusting me with your family memories!

Much Love,

Elena

Toronto Portrait Photography | Elegant Maternity Photo Session by Elena Golijanin

Expecting a baby is a very special time in woman’s life. Why do we document maternity through photographs? I absolutely love celebrating pregnancies with Moms-to-be. It is a beautiful time in their lives, when their body is nurturing a tiny human life inside. Every Mom is a superhero and deserves to be celebrated!

Maternity session is a way to celebrate your body and this precious time. Even though sometimes pregnancy may seem endless, in reality it is a short, once is a lifetime moment that you cannot get back. That is why maternity portraits are so special.. not only for you, but for the little human who will be looking at these portraits years later, seeing how much they were already loved, while still in Mommy’s tummy..

Please enjoy our selection from Anastasia and Matt’s elegant maternity session in our Toronto photo studio. For this photo shoot we chose ivory lacy gown for the soft and whimsical look, and a gorgeous deep red gown for the fashion, magazine-style look. And of course we played with the beautiful pastel coloured tulle skirt, every girl’s favourite! The gowns are custom made by wonderful Sew Trendy Accessories. And since Anastasia and Matt already have two (fur) kids, we took the photoshoot outside to get a quick full family portrait!

Are you looking to create memories with a maternity session? We look forward to hearing from you, please contact us at the studio now!

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Debra and Gerry Anniversary Portrait Photoshoot | Toronto Portrait Photo Studio by Elena Golijanin

I met beautiful Debra at the amazing gym Orange Theory Fitness, where we often work out together. Debra is a truly beautiful lady, inside and out. To me she represents true timeless elegance and class and I was so excited to photograph her! Before the shoot Debra mentioned that her wedding anniversary was coming up and she was thinking of bringing her husband Gerry along. My answer - OF COURSE! Best idea ever! When they both came to the studio on the day of the shoot, I saw their incredible chemistry and beautiful connection right away. I remember that when Debra's make up and hair was done and she changed into her first outfit and came out for Gerry to see her - he felt so emotional and was fighting back the tears.. something I have seen during my wedding photography days, when the bride and groom saw each other for the first time on their wedding day.. only this time it was their 30th anniversary.

This is what Debra had to say about her experience after the shoot:

"Elena, your enthusiasm, encouragement, incredible talent, professionalism, patience an skill gave me the opportunity to enthusiastically explore a different side of myself. You brought out the best in me. You saw something I did not see in myself. I loved the creativity, focus, fun, whimsy, natural light. In these photos I see the past and the future all at once. Thank you for this moment in time."

Debra and Gerry purchased a beautiful hand crafter leather folio to hold their 15 most cherished portraits. This may just be the best anniversary gift they gave to themselves, and their families.

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Portraits of beautiful Joseffa | Toronto Portrait Photo Studio by Elena Golijanin

Joseffa is smart, funny, beautiful, hardworking and adventurous young woman who just moved to Toronto from Texas. So far she absolutely loves it here! Joseffa is trying herself in the movie industry, both on the production side, and as an aspiring actress! We had an amazing time at the studio creating so many different looks for Joseffa! The sexy, daring look in a little black lacy dress, the Vanity Fair inspired look in a sheer blush pink gown, the light and airy look with the wire skirt and a beautiful paper rose, hand made and generously provided to us by uber talented designer Maret Kendra from Maret's Designs , and a beautiful vintage white dress from Sub Rosa Vintage in the Kensington.

Please enjoy my selection from the shoot!

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Family Portraits | Toronto professional portrait studio by Elena Golijanin

Family Portraits

How often do we update family portraits of our children? Kids grow so fast and life gets so busy with the school, soccer, hockey, swimming, etc., that sometimes we catch ourselves with years go by undocumented. Having portraits of your loved ones taken is the biggest gift you will ever give to your families.

This awesome brother and sister duo were in my Toronto portrait studio last week for classic professional portraits. Their Mom brought some of their favourite festive outfits and we all had a great time creating beautiful portraits that the family will cherish for years. Thank you for your amazing energy guys! I hope to see you again soon, because you grow and change so fast!

Please enjoy my selection from this portrait photo session!

Love and hugs,

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Family portraitsThe girl is wearing a sequin black dress from Gap Canada, and the boy is wearing a suit from Moores Clothing.

Glamour Portrait Photography | Meet Beautiful Amy| Portraits by LivePixels Photography by Elena Golijanin

Meet beautiful Amy!

Amy is a wife and a working Mom to two beautiful babies.  Life is busy.  Sometimes your hair stays in a ponytail for days.  You can't even remember when was the last time you got to wear your favourite little black dress.  I am a Mom too, I know all too well. :)

Amy and her husband Gary have been married for just over 5 years.  Instead of date nights they both take days off work once a month to have a day to themselves, while the kiddos are in the daycare.  What a smart thing to do!  Never stop dating!

On one of those days off, Amy spent a morning at my photo studio to do something for herself, as well for her kids and family.  Amy came for a portrait session.  She said that the last time she had professional portraits done was on her wedding day and she was a little nervous.  We put some curls in her long hair, and my wonderful make up artist Eniko gave Amy a soft and natural look with a bit of a smokey eye.  Amy brought some of her favourite outfits and we had a lot of fun.  You can see how beautiful, strong and confident Amy looks in her portraits!  I love it when I'm given the opportunity to bring this out in a woman, because every woman is so beautiful.

Please enjoy my selection.

Love and hugs,

Elena

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Toronto wedding photography | Bianca + Tamian. Doctor's House Wedding. by Elena Golijanin

Two beautiful people, two of my dear friends just got married! I was so honoured to be there to capture every little moment for them to remember forever. Their day was filled with so much love! This Toronto wedding took place at the Doctor's House in Kleinbrug, a stunning venue. Thank you Tamian and Bianca for having me there to document your day! I love you both and I couldn't be happier for you because your love for each other is so pure and strong. I could see it most every time you looked in each others eyes...

Much love,

Elena

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Beauty Portraits Inspired by Spring by Elena Golijanin

Beauty portraits will make you feel glamorous and sexy, something every woman deserves.  The natural beauty of Miss S. surrounded by beautiful spring blooms, and gorgeous evening light was my inspiration for these portraits.  Spring is everyones favourite season.  The days get longer, the air is filled with the scent of  flowers in bloom, while everything comes to life with anticipation of the warm days of summer.  These intimate portraits were created in a stunning setting of the Niagara region during full bloom.  Please enjoy some of the images from this recent creative beauty portrait photo shoot. Boudoir beauty portraitBeauty glamour portrait by LivePixels Photography

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Toronto Wedding Photography | Hila and Ryan are married!!! Mazel Tov! by Elena Golijanin

Hila and Ryan's Toronto Wedding

Hila and Ryan got married on a beautiful August day at Beth Emeth in Toronto. We had so much fun on their wedding day. For Hila and Ryan's Toronto wedding photos we visited The Brickworks, and then roamed the streets around the ROM and the Park Hyatt Hotel. :)

Hila and Ryan your day was fantastic! I hope the photos will bring many warm memories to you many many times! Mazel Tov!

Please enjoy this little preview..

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