Holiday Boudoir Special | Montreal Boudoir Photographer

Montreal Boudoir Photographer

One day only: November 12, 2016

Investment:  $450 + tax (you save $250!)

 
As our gift to you this holiday season, we are pleased to announce our annual winter Boudoir special including;
  • Professional makeup application by Chelsea Dawn Chawsky of Locks to Lashes.
  • A 30-minute Boudoir photo shoot with Victoria at our beautiful Montreal loft-style photo studio.
  • Two outfits of your choice (bring your own, or choose from our sexy studio collection).
  • A private viewing and ordering session at our studio within 2 weeks of your session.
  • A sexy 5″x7″ Little Black Book with your favorite 8 images each lovingly and professionally retouched.
  • GUARANTEED DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS!
Please complete click HERE to start the booking process. We will respond within 24 hours to confirm your appointment time and to send you everything you need to finalize your reservation and prepare for your camera debut. Note that a non-refundable booking fee of $225 tax will be required to reserve your spot.

What to wear for your Montreal Fall Photo Session | Montreal Wedding Photographer

It’s that time of year when the trees fly the orange, yellow & red flags of fall, bare feet and flip flops are traded in for socks & boots, the sun sets a little earlier each day and the evenings bring a chilly whisper of the winter to come.

Fall is also a very popular time of year for some fun, colorful outdoor photos and especially for engagement sessions – and why not, since the cool weather gives you one more reason to snuggle up!  When preparing for a fall photo shoot, the most common question I am asked is, “What should we wear”? While I am not a big fan of the matchy-matchy look with everyone wearing identical outfits, I DO think it’s important to coordinate your color palette and wear colors that will look great with the fall foliage.  Here are a few ideas for some great casual outfits to get you started:

Montreal fall photo session, what to wear

fall-2fall-3fall-4

A few other tips:

  • Think about your personal style as a couple (sporty, trendy, casual, romantic, vintage, high fashion, etc.) and try to coordinate so that you’re BOTH in the same style from head to toe since we’ll be taking some shots full length. For example, if you want to wear something sporty, then you should BOTH wear something sporty…
  • Dress up a little. It’s not every day you have professional photos taken, so wearing something special will make your photos more distinctive than the shot your mom took of you at your last family dinner. Choose something you’d wear on a date – maybe a cute dress for you and a shirt with nice pants for him.
  • Whatever you choose to wear, try to stay away from small patterns (pin stripes, tiny polka dots, etc.) since this can cause digital moiré in your images.
  • Wear comfy shoes since we’ll be walking around a lot. If you have some super sexy heels that you want to wear – I’ll give you time to change shoes in between takes.
  • The ladies should wear a little makeup – even if you don’t normally, since your features will look much better on camera if you have a touch of mascara & lipstick or gloss…
  • Don’t forget accessories; belts, watches, earrings & necklaces/bracelets – and of course, your engagement ring!  If you’re thinking of bringing along some props, let’s talk about how we can incorporate them into the shoot in a creative way.

Most importantly, as you go about choosing your outfit for your session, wear what you feel comfortable in, because if you’re both comfortable, it will help you feel relaxed & confident and that will come through in the photos.

Montreal Photography Day Camp for Teens

Montreal Photo Camp-02

I am very excited to announce my first ever Photography Camp for Teens!

Why:

When I was in high school, I was obsessed with photography:  I was the “Candids” editor for our high school yearbook.  At family functions I was the one snapping pictures of everyone.  On vacation, it was me who documented our trips… and of course, I had hundreds of photos of our beloved four-legged family members.  Outside of school, however, there did not seem to be any programs that were available to help me improve my skills or grow as a photographer.  I WISHED I could find a summer camp program that focused on arts instead of sports… Well, now that I’m all grown up and running my own photography business, there IS a program just like that, for teens who want to improve their skills, get inspired to try new things and meet other like-minded creatives in a fun, safe and professional environment.  This program is not an excuse to buy more gear.  It’s about learning how to use the camera you already have to take better pictures.

When:  

  • July 11-15, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day

AND

  • End of summer vernissage showcasing participants’ work – Date & location to be determined.

Where:

Creative Perspectives Photography Studio
1655A Edouard-Laurin
Ville St. Laurent, QC
H4L 2B6
 

Requirements:

  • Ages 13-17
  • Must have a DSLR camera with at least one lens
  • Must have access to a laptop (preferable) or to a computer at home
  • Must have Adobe Lightroom (Student pricing is available with proof of enrollment in school:  $79 for the software download or $19.99/month for Creative Cloud)

How Much: 

$350+tax per person

Price includes;

  • All workshops and activities outlined in the curriculum below
  • E-mail and phone support with assignments
  • Admission to the Ecomuseum Zoo (Day 5)
  • Professional lab prints of three images for the vernissage (framing not included)

* Program is eligible for the Children’s Art tax credit

** Existing clients of Creative Perspectives Photography are eligible for a 10% discount.

Montreal Photo Camp-01

The Nitty Gritty

This comprehensive photography day camp will include a dynamic mix of workshop-type instruction as well as the opportunity to take your cameras – and your newfound knowledge – out for a spin, as we explore the studio and surrounding areas to complete daily assignments.  Each day camp session will be limited to no more than 10 participants so that everyone will have the occasion to ask questions and really get involved in a truly interactive learning experience. Keep reading for a more detailed curriculum.  I look forward to seeing you this summer!

 

Day #1- Introduction & Mastering Exposure

 Morning Workshop:

  • Metering – Spot, Center-Weighted and Matrix/Evaluative
  • White Balance & Understanding Middle Grey
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Aperture & Depth of Field
  • The relationship between ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed

 Afternoon Assignment:

  • Explore your camera and learn where all the controls are
  • Create custom menus (if possible)
  • Practice metering in a variety of settings to get proper exposure and learn when each method works best
  • Work with a partner and photograph each other using depth of field to creatively produce 3 different styles of portraits

Day #2 – Introduction to Lightroom / Working with Animals

 Morning Workshop:

  • Setting up your photo catalogue
  • Using Keyword Tags, Folders, Flags, Ratings and Color Labels
  • Importing, Evaluating & Culling your Images with the Library Module
  • Using the Spot Removal & Brush Tools
  • Using Presets in the Develop Module
  • Image formats for internet, printing & archiving

 Afternoon Workshop:

  • Lens choice & settings for photographing animals
  • Best techniques for pets vs. zoo animals
  • Choosing a setting with depth & interest

 Afternoon Assignment:

  • Work with some of my favorite furry friends to create dynamic and interesting animal portrais
  • We will be shooting in the studio and possibly outdoors (weather permitting)

Day #3 – Seeing the Light

Morning Workshop

  • Working with available light
  • Natural reflectors
  • Extreme lighting conditions
  • Working with On-camera Flash
  • Working with Off-camera Flash
  • Working with Studio Lights

Afternoon Assignment:

  • Photograph the same subject using three different lighting techniques of your choice to create images with three different moods
  • Review & critique of images

Day #4 – Working with People

 Morning Workshop

  • Establishing rapport
  • Communication:  Direction & Feedback
  • Pre-visualization, Anticipation & Timing
  • Eliciting a response to get a great expression
  • Working with Children
  • Posing for Men vs. Women
  • Posing for Groups

 Afternoon Assignment:

  • Pose the entire group for a formal group portrait
  • Work with a partner and create posed portraits with at least three different (and believable) expressions
  • Review & critique of images

Day #5 – Putting It All Together

Today we meet at the Ecomuseum Zoo in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue where participants will put their newfound knowledge to use photographing a variety of subjects including people, animals, plants, insects and objects in a photo scavenger hunt.

Montreal Photo Camp-03Mentoring, and one-on-one workshops are also available.

For more information, please click  HERE.

Let’s get creative!

Claudia Bolanos - July 24, 2016 - 10:54 am

Do you have room for one more teenager for August? Thank you!

Special Boudoir Promotion | Montreal Boudoir Photographer

Montreal-Boudoir-PhotographerINDULGE YOURSELF

You’re worth it!

A Boudoir session is about much more than just the photos:

It’s about pampering yourself.

It’s about giving yourself permission to be sexy.

It’s about celebrating who you are as a woman.

For a limited time, get a taste of what a Boudoir session is all about with a “Quickie” starting at only $125 plus tax.  Available the last Sunday of every month while spaces are still available.  Cannot be combined with any other offers or special promotions.  To book your spot for this amazing deal, please complete the reservation form below.  The form may not be visible from some mobile devices… if you can’t see the form, please try accessing this link from a computer.

Val - April 8, 2016 - 5:08 pm

I did the boudoir photo shoot a couple of months ago. I never thought I would be brave enough to do it because I am very shy and self conscious about my body. Victoria is professional and highly talented photographer and she made this a fun and comfortable experience for me. The results are Wow! You won’t be disappointed.

Boudoir Casting Call!

boudoir party, bachelorette party, Montreal boudoir photographer

I am looking for a group of 6 to 10 fun, confident, uninhibited, sexy women who are FRIENDS and who would love to star in my next promotional video where we will film your Boudoir Party at my Montreal photography studio.

In exchange for your participation you will EACH receive:

  • A makeover from our professional stylist (hair & makeup).
  • A 30-minute private photo shoot (be as naughty or as nice as you like!) .
  • A 30-minute photo shoot with all the girls.
  • High-resolution print-ready digital files of your best three images.

SOUND LIKE FUN?

Filming will take place in early February at our Ville St. Laurent photo studio.  All participants must provide their own lingerie, be willing to have photos and video taken wearing lingerie and sign a full model release.  If this sounds like something you and your friends would love to do, please complete the application form below before January 21st, 2016:

** CASTING IS NOW CLOSED **

 

Sherri aylesworth - January 21, 2016 - 6:54 am

Hi, I’m at recently turned 40 year old lady that would love to try this out. I think that our group would be an awesome choice with diversity and fun. Thanks