21 Aug Portrait Session with Mitra
Mitra is an amazing woman who is constantly inspiring me. She has overcame so much in her life and is continuously bettering herself. She recently bought a house by herself, a car, is learning French and working multiple jobs. She is the definition of hard working. It was my honour to have her at my studio for a portrait session.
I had Fatima Abeduljalil do both Mitra’s makeup and hair. She used Laash lashes strips to finalize her look. I loved the look Fatima created. She is amazing!
Mitra bought a bunch of beautiful and colourful clothing over. It was amazing because we had so much wardrobe and accessories to work with. More clothing options always result in better shoots.
I love adding my own props to shoots. It gives my subjects something to hold and use for posing. In this case I had Mitra hold a pink vintage hat. Holding objects also make it easier for people to pose with their hands more naturally. I always help direct posing because photography is a team sport. You and your subject have to work together to create beautiful portraits. I also make silly jokes or make weird fake laughs after asking the subject to laugh so they don’t have to feel silly alone. I am always down to be silly. Bring on the party!
This last set is my favourite from the session. Mitra has a beautiful smile that lights up each of these portraits. I am blessed to work with some truly amazing women.
To see more of my team’s work, click the links below:
Mitra – model – https://www.instagram.com/mitrabutterfly/
Fatima – Makeup artist/ hair stylist – https://www.instagram.com/beautytouch_byfatima/
Laash Lashes – Lashes (strips) – https://www.instagram.com/laashlashes_hair_co/