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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

Glamour Beauty Boudoir Dancer portraits - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

Toronto Ballet Dancer Beautiful Portraits - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

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

Glamour Beauty Boudoir Dancer portraits - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

Glamour Beauty Boudoir Dancer portraits - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

Toronto Ballet Dancer Elegant Portrait - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

Glamour Beauty Boudoir Dancer portraits - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

Glamour Beauty Boudoir Dancer portraits - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

Portrait of Toronto Ballerina - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

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

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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

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.

Makeover Portraits for Men and Women - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

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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!

Vanity Fair inspired Beauty Portraits - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

Vanity Fair inspired Beauty Portraits - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

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Celebrity Portraits for everyday women - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

Creative Boudoir Portraits - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

Sensual Creative Boudoir Portraits - Livepixels Photography, Toronto / livepixelsphotography.com

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

Toronto Portrait Photography | Scarborough Bluffs Maternity Session | Lucy, Ralph and Rocky, plus one :) by Elena Golijanin

Lucy and Ralph already have one baby... it's their dog Rocky who they love so very much :) But now they are expecting their first child.. I was so honoured when they asked me to capture this huge milestone in their lives :) Pregnancy is such a short (even though it may not seem so at the time), wonderful and a very special time that deserves to be captured for wonderful memories..

Lucy and Ralph, I really enjoyed photographing your growing family! Please enjoy this little teaser!

Much love,

Elena

"maternity session in Scarborough Bluffs"

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"reflection in the water maternity photos"

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"expecting couple in love photos in scarborough bluffs by livepxiels photography"

"maternity photos in the willow tree"

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