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Early Fall Fashion with Christie Ressel

Stylist Christie Ressel

Stylist Christie Ressel

Fall is here!

I’m beyond excited to share our latest fashion photoshoot of Christie Ressel with you. Fall is Christie’s favorite season, so I couldn’t wait to see her fall outfits. I’m always so inspired by Christie’s styling skills and this photoshoot was one of my favorites to date.

This photoshoot reminded me you never know where the day will take you.

Two locations I planned for Christie were not available, so I had to improvise. It just so happened we drove past this incredible black & white building and it couldn’t be more perfect for this outfit:

I couldn’t stop photographing this outfit… This beautiful dress has Cali vibes all over it, especially paired with boots and a hat. Simply lovely, cozy, gorgeous, feminine and perfect for fall.

Fall is the perfect time to take out your beret out of the closet.

A beret is such a stylish accessory and I love how it has that je ne sais quoi.

Christie’s last look was quite special because all the items come from… Walmart! Yes, it may be hard to believe at first but a great stylist can find lovely outfits everywhere.

I hope you enjoyed this photoshoot and that it inspired you to dress up in the fall!

xoxo,

Agnes


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Realtor Sandeep Sohal

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I was so excited to work with Sandeep Sohal again on updating her real estate photos. She rocked her photoshoot just after successfully wrapping a challenging real estate transaction. Being a wife, mother and a professional is not easy so kudos to all women who are doing their very best every single day!

Sandeep’s brand is fresh and modern and she wanted her photos to really reflect that. I fell in love with every outfit Sandeep brought to her photoshoot.


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Jennifer Percival, Women Rocking Real Estate

Jennifer Percival of Women Rocking Real Estate

Jennifer Percival of Women Rocking Real Estate

Few weeks ago, we took a trip up north for Jennifer Percival’s lifestyle photoshoot. Jennifer is a serialpreneur with several businesses under her belt already and Women Rocking Real Estate is her new venture.

Since this is not the first time I’ve been photographing Jennifer, the experience couldn’t be more flawless. We already know each other and Jennifer knows I don’t torture people with my camera ;) Just kidding, but our photoshoots always include a pre-photoshoot consultation to break the ice and the photoshoots are always guided by me (I don’t expect you to know what to do in front of the camera to look candid). This helps tremendously, because most women feeel nervous having their photos taken.

Jennifer’s Brand Recipe

Colors: pink, blue, green + lots of white

Symbol: unicorn

Props: coach’s must-haves! (phone, laptop, notebooks) + decor pieces in brand colours for the house (pillows, blankets, mugs, flowers)

Why we loved working with Jazmine: she's a fierce, no-bs, action-oriented serialpreneur who’s extremely passionate about women empowerment!

HUGE thank you to Pure Studios and Elegant Makeup for my personal branding photoshoot! All you ladies in real estate... Agnes is the most incredible photographer!
— Jennifer Percival

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Payal Bhakta, The Eastern Bazaar

Payal Bhakta of The Eastern Bazaar

Payal Bhakta of The Eastern Bazaar

I loved working with Payal on her Personal Branding Photoshoot so much it’s really hard to find the right words to describe it but “magic” could certainly be one of them!

Payal is an Interior Designer and a true visionaire. The set up for her photoshoot actually started two days prior, because we wanted to feature quite a few statement pieces from her store, like the iconic peacock chair or Balinese parasol and of course crystals.

We loved decorating multiple photo sets with crystals, which made me realize they truly go with all types of interior design. They looked amazing in a Scandinavian bedroom, eclectic living room and bohemian garden.

We simply had to take advantage of a beautiful summer day and also take photos outside!


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Pink Avocado Nutrition

Nutritionist Cathy Missios

Nutritionist Cathy Missios

September is here! August and September are actually my two favorite months for outdoor photoshoots. Thanks to cooler temperatures we don’t get tired and sweaty so easily, light is slightly less harsh and our make-up doesn’t run… These are all things that make lifestyle outdoor photoshoots way more productive and successful.

For this photoshoot with Cathy from Pink Avocado Nutrition we did a ton of fun things including a picnic in a nearby park and a trip to a great local grocery store Apple Factory.

Here are some Perfect Picnic tips from Cathy:

  1. Check the weather!

  2. Keep the food as simple as possible, pick up prepared foods and snacks, pre-cut fruits. Crackers, grapes, cheese are great snacks.

  3. Carefully pack one real knife—a camping knife if you have one—and have it handy in case there’s baguette to be sliced. I wrap mine in tea towels, handy and a little safer.

For all picnic tips, visit Cathy’s blog.


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Dressing professionally & creatively as a Photographer

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Dressing in black and being creative with your outfits at the same time?

When you’re a professional working with people one on one, your presentation is always important. You can never dismiss the power of first impressions, how you dress and carry yourself also says a lot about you. You even show you respect your clients by dressing in a clean and professional manner for them. Even if it’s on a subconscious level, they will always appreciate it!

Before I became a Photographer, I was in another creative field which allowed me to dress in a fun way and I could be as creative with my wardrobe as I wanted. When I became a Professional Photographer, I had a bit of a hard time with the fact they dress mostly in black. So I made it my own! Even though I'm a bit limited with colour, I now love playing with different styles, textures and lines. I think it’s quite great to be able to show that we’re creative through our wardrobe.

This dress is one of my favourite work outfits for the summer. It's so flowy it doesn't restrict my moves in any way. The asymmetric lines are fun and creative (plus flattering!) and I still look professional. I usually pair it with black flats for work. After hours, I can easily make this outfit more casual by adding more summer-themed accessories.

Summer with Personal Stylist Christie Ressel

Personal Stylist & Youtuber Christie Ressel

Personal Stylist & Youtuber Christie Ressel

Summer is in full swing!

It’s my favorite time to dress up so another photoshoot with Christie Ressel was just what I craved. Vibrant colours, fun outfits, creativity at it’s finest. I always feel so “charged” after a photoshoot with Christie, because of her positive energy.

We started off this photoshoot with a great kimono outfit. Kimonos are such a must-have this summer, they go with almost everything!

Healthy mindset is a topic that comes up often in our conversations with Christie. This time we were talking about the “Someday Mindset”. I love Christie’s thoughts on the subject:

“Oh, I’m going to buy ______ for myself when I’ve lost all of my weight.”

I’m all about creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but I do worry about the message many are sending themselves by putting off things they deem special, investment oriented, or feel good for a body or image ideal that is somewhere down the road.

What does that mean we’re communicating to our PRESENT self?

While having goals are good, it’s also JUST as important to love and appreciate yourself AS YOU ARE while you embark on your lifestyle journey. .

Just because your jeans size may not be your ideal, doesn’t mean you hold any less value.

You are beautiful.

You are valuable.

You are worthy of all the things you desire; now and in the future”

Express yourself. Find what inspires you. Experiment with things you’ve always wanted to. Allow your inner light to playfully come out through fashion
— Christie Ressel

If you enjoy Christie’s outfits, like her style and fashion and philosophy, head over to her website or YouTube channel, you’ll find so much inspiration there.

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We finished off this photoshoot with one of my favorite outfits on Christie ever! The creative combination of shapes and patterns made me fall in love with this outfit.

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