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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!