For an upcoming event (I will tell you soon), I needed a professionally done portrait. I asked Elizabeth Delage to do my portrait. She is a friend who is a talented young professional photographer in Montreal. It has been a while since I went for a photo session. I had an amazing time!
Elizabeth has a wonderful photo studio. She decided to use natural light to take my pictures. I went there on a sunny afternoon. First, I visited my regular hairdresser Allen at Funky Toque. I told Allen that I was looking for my everyday look, done at its best. Then, I headed to the photo studio where a makeup artist was waiting for me. I brought several outfits. We reviewed the outfits I brought. My green shirt won. We all agreed that a natural makeup would be more appropriate. We also took a few pictures with a grey jacket for when I need a business look.
She put Michael Bublé and other easy listening songs on her sound system. It is important that the songs set the proper mood. I felt relaxed in this warm environment. It is important to feel good for the pictures to look great. I sat on a stool. Then, I smiled a little, a lot, turned my head up, down, on the side. She took hundreds of pictures in a little more than one hour. It was fun! I am thrilled about the results. I recommend Elizabeth if you need portraits, fashion or a lifestyle photos.
A Few Simple Rules
Elizabeth gave me clothing advice before the session. First, for women, it is best to be photographed wearing soft color if you do a portrait. You do not want that what you are wearing, including your jewelry, attracts too much attention. The focus point should be your face.
A professional makeup artist makes all the differences. Believe me, it is money well spent. Dominique T. Hasbani adapted my makeup to the specific conditions of my photo shoot. She took into account how the camera would capture me under natural lights. Ask the photographer to set up the makeup session for you. They will select a makeup artist that suits their photo style. I also told my hairdresser that I want to be pretty for a photo. As you can see, making a good picture is a team effort.
About My Selection
The left photo is the one that I will use for that upcoming event. I prefer a more relaxed photo for my social media avatar and my blog signature. I include a nice photo of Elizabeth working on an outdoor shooting.
+ Elizabeth Delage