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 ombré backdrop!


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


Last month, I collaborated with a few local artists to work on a portfolio collection for Edmonton-based stylist, Amanda Wagner. All the images were shot at my home!

Stylist: Amanda Wagner

Model: Katryna Rae

Makeup: Danielle DeCuyper

Photography + hair: Dallas Curow


Katryna is a bit of a creative wunderkind here in Edmonton. As a savvy member of the Lux Beauty Boutique team, she is super knowledgeable about all things media and marketing. In her spare time, she is a seamstress who is constantly dreaming up new projects and making beautiful garments. Her sewing and design work have caught my eye more than once on her blog, Boots + Cats and on her instagram feed, so I thought it would be fun to collaborate and show off some of her beautiful creations. We shot on one of the last warm days of fall, just before the early snow arrived in Edmonton. It's been a while since I've been able to shoot during sunset and I was in reverence of the glory that is golden hour. 

Katryna, thanks so much for sharing your work with me!

Designed by Katryna: patterned dress, rose gold sequin maxi skirt, marbled top.

Hair + makeup + photography: Dallas Curow