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Celebrating A Milestone Birthday With a Portrait Photo Shoot by Elena Golijanin

Isolina reached out to me because she was approaching a milestone birthday, her 60th, and wanted to have beautiful, elegant portraits taken to celebrate and remember this important time in her life. 

During the consultation, I asked the question I ask all of my clients: “Is there anyone you would like to join you at the end of your photo shoot for some portraits together?” Isolina realized she didn’t have any recent portraits with her husband and asked for him to join her at the end of her birthday photo shoot. You will be surprised to know that many of my clients admit that the last time they had a professional portrait taken was on their wedding day. It is so important to have updated portraits together with your loved ones, as they get more and more precious as time goes by. We even got some updated professional headshots for Bob!

When Isolina walked into my Oakville photography studio, she told me she isn’t a very photogenic woman and that the camera doesn’t like her. “I just love clients like you,” I said, “because I get to change your mind about being photographed and show you how truly beautiful you are.” 

We started the photography session with a makeover from my professional make up artist and hair stylist, then I guided Isolina through the photo shoot. She had brought a few of her favourite special occasion dresses as well as a few pieces of jewelry that held special meaning to her including her Mom’s necklace and some beautiful pieces her husband had gifted to her to celebrate milestone anniversaries.

Along with the outfits she brought from home, we used a selection of silks from our studio and fabrics to drape her shoulders, creating an artistic look in the portraits. This beautiful confident woman carried her age with amazing grace throughout the entire photo shoot.  

When Isolina and Bob came back to the studio a couple of weeks later to see their portraits from the session, she said she didn’t expect to like many (because of her preconceived idea that she didn’t photograph well), but she was surprised to love all of them! 

We are already planning a return date for Isolina to come to the studio for another photo shoot with her daughter and may even get the whole family together for a beautiful family portrait. 

Please enjoy some of our favourite images from this beautiful woman’s 60th birthday photoshoot!

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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Beautiful tasteful boudoir portrait - Oakville photo studio.jpg
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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!

Before & After Makeover Portraits - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

Toronto Professional Head Shots for Real Estate Remax Agent - Livepixels Photography / livepixelsphotography.com

Toronto professional head shot man in suit and tie - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

Toronto professional head shot man in suit and tie - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

Contemporary Glamour and Beauty Classic Portraits - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

 Glamour and Beauty Classic Portraits - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

Contemporary Glamour and Beauty Classic Portraits - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

Contemporary Glamour and Beauty Classic Portraits - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com