EDMONTON PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY | AMY DIXON, PAINTER

I was recently commissioned by Edmonton-based painter Amy Dixon to do some portraits and studio images for her and it was a dream shoot for me! To meet Amy is to adore her, and to see her work is to want to fill every wall in your home with it.

We planned out a Sunday afternoon shoot in her home and studio that would include a range of outfits and beauty looks, headshots, photos of her at work creating her vibrant pieces, and generally just a collection of images that she could use for her website and social media.

I did her makeup and Amy did her own hair and styling. She chose a beautiful selection of vibrant outfits, which coordinated perfectly with the colour palette of her work. And of course, I invited her sweet kitty to join in our shoot. Pets are always the best sidekicks in portraits, in my opinion.

Amy, I feel so lucky that you found me! Your are such an inspiration.

See more of Amy's work on her website, and be sure to follow her on Instagram @amydixonart.

EDMONTON PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER | DARBY

I recently photographed this lovely young lady, Darby, at my home studio. I had been itching to do a few indoor creative shoots during the tail end of this winter, so when I found Darby and her magnificent mane of pink hair, I was instantly excited to photograph her. I created a subtly mermaid-inspired makeup look with iridescent pastel tones using the Yaby Cosmetics World of Pearl Paint pre-set palette, which I would highly recommend. I wanted to let her naturally perfect skin shine through, so I used only a small amount of Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation. On her lips I used Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Reflex Frosty White.

Darby, thanks so much for modelling for me. I wish you the best of luck in all your adventures.

Many thanks to my friend Katryna Rae for lending me the beautiful ombrΓ© backdrop!

EDMONTON PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER | TERESA

As you may have gathered from my recent Valentine's Day date ideas in Edmonton post, I like to revel a bit in this schmaltzy holiday of affection. I thought it would be fun to do a series of unabashedly saccharine, vday-inspired portraits with a pretty colour palette and a rose motif. I teamed up with my friends at Blogger Armoire to create a shoot based around three soft and feminine looks and a whole lot of roses. We were so fortunate to have model Teresa on board too. It was a pleasure to spend time with this sparkling young lady during our shoot!

Model: Teresa McKernan

Styling: Blogger Armoire

Photography/makeup/hair: Dallas Curow

Outfit details: ruffle hem top (Issey Miyake); silk jumpsuit (Catherine Quin); shoes (Bally)

Outfit details: assymetric top (Issey Miyake); maxi dress (Won Hundred) maxi dress; jewel heel (Miu Miu)

Outfit details: cashmere top and skirt (Ryan Roche); gold pleated skirt (Sacai); boot (Dieppa Restrepo); ring (Wolf & Moon)

Thanks again to Teresa and Blogger Armoire

EDMONTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | HARPREET & STEPHEN / PART II

I'm delighted to share part two of Harpreet and Stephen's multi-day, multicultural wedding extravaganza with you! Here's part one of their wedding in case you missed it. For the final day of their celebrations, we began by doing their first look as well as portraits of their families and wedding party at a studio. It was so nice to play around in the sunny studio despite the freezing conditions outside. Both Stephen and Harpreet have warm, kind and hilarious family and friends, so spending time with them all was simply a pleasure!

Credits: Reception venue: Meridian Banquet Hall  //  Ceremony venue: Gurdwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha  //  Photography: Dallas Curow  //  DΓ©cor: Ava's Weddings  //  Florist: Two Buds  //  Invitations: Parekh Cards  // Makeup: Makeup by Ruman  //  Hair: Joti Buttar

We then all travelled to Mill Woods United Church for their second ceremony, which was lovely!

Lastly, we returned to Meridien Banquets for their reception, where a great time was had by all. 

Harpreet and Stephen, thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your day!