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GTA Realtor & Broker Nina Asusa

GTA Realtor & Broker Nina Asusa

Meet Nina Asensio, Realtor and Broker at JN Realty, which was recently chosen best Brokerage in Brampton by Readers' Choice Awards!…

Kavita Suri

I love working with entrepreneurs who are so honest about their personal and professional journeys... I've been working with Kavita Suri, Owner of Infuse Med Spa for years now as she enjoys doing a branding photo session every year.  And every single year we think we won't be able to out-do ourselves next time, yet we always manage to!

This project takes a very special place in my heart as the inspiration for it was the story of the rising phoenix, a suggestion that came from Kavita's dear friend, artistic director Umbereen Inayet. It just so happened that we were going through some difficult times and growing pains, so we poured our hearts and souls into the project.

The goal was to remind us all that through hardships we can be reborn, shed parts of ourselves we no longer need and come out stronger in the process. Eternal and beautiful, the Phoenix "represents hope and life, it is a symbol of strength in face of calamity and destruction, [...] there is no greater symbol for a man's indomitable will".

Photography: Agnes Kiesz/Pure Studios

watch Behind The Scenes with Kavita:

Water symbolizes re-birth, start of a new era

She is beautiful, she is strong, she is victorious!

Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self
— Karen Salmansohn

Go With Your Gut

Congratulations to Nutritionist Laura De Sanctis, who is now working with two fantastic brands, CaliiLove and Hyba with so much more news coming! Here are Laura's new photos from her recent Personal Branding Session.

Marta Herman

Beautiful Marta Herman, mezzo soprano of Frankfurt Opera was one of my first clients years ago. I was so thrilled and grateful to photograph Marta again last week! Her brand and image have really evolved, so we spoke in detail about the new look and wardrobe. It was so wonderful to create new images for Marta!

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

Annu Gaidhu

Annu Gaidhu's latest lifestyle Session was truly divine! The weather cooperated all the way and we got the most beautiful light in every setting we did, making even a Toronto beach look flawless!

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

Watch Behind The Scenes with Annu:

Laura De Sanctis

It's always a pleaure to photograph beautiful Laura De Sanctis of Go With Your Gut! We have worked together twice last year and I'm sure we will do more Sessions this year, as this beauty has a lot of interesting projects on her plate!

The one thing you need to do to have a successful Photo Session

Throughout the years of working as a Photographer, I have heard so many stories from people I had the pleasure of photographing. Most people are a bit stressed about being photographed and many of them bring up stories of unsuccessful past photoshoots they were unhappy about...

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Fortunately there is one simple thing you can do to pretty much make sure that your Photo Session will be a wonderful, positive experience and an absolute SUCCESS!

It is your Consultation.

Why is it so important?

 

1. A no-pressure consultation gives you a chance to meet your Photographer

A professional, confident Photographer should not have a problem to meet you for a complimentary consultation. This meeting will help you determine if you trust this person with your image, which is extremely important. Working with someone you feel good around will allow you to be very comfortable in front of the camera during an actual photoshoot. This will obviously affect the results greatly!

 

2. During a consultation, you can ask questions and communicate your needs

When you understand the process fully, you feel very confident about having your photos done. Many of us also have an idea of how we want to look like, we have favourite angles, maybe some things we don't like about ourselves... It is crucial to communicate those issues beforehand, so the Photographer can prepare and ultimately create imagery you DO love and want! A good Photographer will give you tips and advice based on what your needs are, which will make you well prepared and very excited for your photoshoot!

 

3. An in-person consultation is where Photographer's vision for your photoshoot comes together

We are all so busy nowadays and we always try to have less meetings, yet it is really during the Consultation that the vision for your photoshoot is created in Photographer's mind. Years of experience have taught me that arranging things via e-mail rather that phone or in person is simply asking for trouble and leaving lots of room for misunderstandings. During the actual photoshoot, there's no time to communicate the vision. There is hair and make-up being done, lights being set up, wardrobe getting that last steaming and many, many more things going on... The connection between the client and the Photographer that will determine the outcome is established during the Consultation.

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Remember, a Photo Session should be a wonderful experience you will remember forever!

By doing a Consultation you make sure you go with someone you feel confident with who can create exactly what you want for you!

xoxo,

Agnes