be yourself


Carmelina wanted personal photos in addition to professional portraits, so we discussed beautiful outfits that go with her timeless, classic style!

Agnes, THANK YOU❤️
LoveLoveLove your philosophy to empower others through photography and your professional charm. You transformed my original request for a corporate photo into an inspiring personal experience. Lastly, I wanted to mention how I feel blessed to have met you. From the first time we chatted you charmed me.
— Molto Grazie xo Carmelina

watch Behind The Scenes with Carmelina:

Abida Rahman

Introducing fearless Abida of The RAH Digest! Abida was looking for Personal Branding Imagery showing her fierce personality and it looks like we achieved the result!

Photography: Agnes Kiesz/Pure Studios
Hair & Make-up Artist: Sara/Elegant Make-up
Thank you soooooo sooooo much. You have no idea how much your work has boosted my confidence to tackle the world! I am totally referring you to EVERYONE I know!
— Abida Rahman

... here's a look Behind The Scenes of Abida's Session:


Beautiful Inez called me looking for business portraits, but then opened up about the fact that she really wants to exist in photographs for her husband and two boys. We had such a wonderful Session and she blew me away with her beauty, both inside and out!

Photography: Agnes Kiesz/Pure Studios
Make-up Artist: Sara/Elegant Make-up

... and here's a look Behind The Scenes of Inez's Session:

Annu Gaidhu

Some people have this LIGHT inside them...

Annu Gaidhu is a Yoga Instructor and Health Educator, she also holds Miss Canada 2014 title.

Photography: Agnes Kiesz/PURE studios

... and here's a look Behind The Scenes of Annu's Personal Branding Session:

João Vicente

João Vicente is a Media Professional with over 10 years of experience. Canadian-Portuguese community knows him very well as the Host and Producer of Canada Contacto. It has been such a pleasure to help João with updating his Personal Branding photos.

Photography: Agnes Kiesz/PURE studios

Laura De Sanctis

Laura is a Holistic Nutritionist, Digestive Health Coach and Personal Trainer. She wanted her Personal Branding Session to be 100% her style, which is modern, bright, crisp and colourful! We had a great time talking about all the ideas, which translated into a truly wonderful photo shoot!

Photography: Agnes Kiesz/PURE studios

The He/She Project

The He/She Project is Daniel Pillai's celebration and acceptance of all the experiences that have led him to this point of self-expression.

Daniel was bullied as a child in school and at home with his family. Often times whenever he experienced and faced this unacceptance it was through derogatory terms such as "He/She" to distastefully highlight his feminine characteristics as an innate abnormality.

This photo editorial is an attempt to reclaim the phrase "He/She" and any variation associated with it, across any language and culture.

Today Daniel uses the phrase which was used to malign him and his spirit to celebrate himself through images.

"I am proud to be HE. I am proud to be SHE" - Daniel Pillai

Creative Concept: DANIEL PILLAI & Pure Studios
Photography & Design: Agnes Kiesz/Pure Studios
Dupattas: Mani Jassal