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Spring with Christie Ressel

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It’s been lovely to finally welcome spring with Stylist Christie Ressel!

Everything is waking up to life and we are coming out of our hibernation mode. It’s always such an inspiring time to refresh your style and your closet. If you’re like me and you’re drawn towards greys and blacks during winter, you’ll like the energizing pop of colour in Christie’s spring outfits.

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I’m a big lover of white, so obviously I loved the bright outfits Christie styled for this photoshoot. I especially like how the coral top goes with Louboutin’s soles in the outfit below.

Here are some of the items I realized I truly need to get for this spring after working on this photoshoot with Christie: a new pair of jeans, 7/8 pants, a feminine tank top, colourful shoes and a statement necklace!

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I work with Agnes on a regular basis for my photos and she’s made life so much easier for me! Photos were always such a source of frustration for me. Now, thanks to Agnes, they’re a breeze! She sources locations for our shoots, keeps my branding colours aligned in the photos, and always delivers the photos to me so quickly; she’s such a pro! On top of all of that, she’s a complete delight to work with. I highly recommend working with her when it comes to your business; you won’t regret it!
— Christie Ressel
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Interested in learning about Spring Capsule Wardrobe? Watch Christie’s Video here:


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Educational Strategist Jane Kristoffy

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Feeling grateful to have met and worked with wonderful Jane Kristoffy. Jane is an Educational Strategist helping students achieve personal success. She is an elegant, intelligent and classy woman, simply lovely to be around and I’m very happy our paths have crossed.

Jane attended our “Instagram For Your Business” Seminar few months ago and she did her branding process the right way! It started with determining her brand colors. Strong red, navy and light blue were the final choices.

As most women, Jane was also nervous to have her photos professionally done. Please remember this is completely normal! It’s MY job as the Photographer to walk you through the entire process and deliver beautiful and natural photos of you.

Recently I went through Agnes’ entire process: consultation, photo shoot and reveal. Her professionalism and commitment to impeccable work was evident in all sessions, as well as during her email communications and delivery of photos.

I’m thrilled with my photos, and I enjoyed the experience of the photo shoot more than I expected! Hair and make-up, arranged by Agnes for the day of the shoot, as well as a relaxed and supportive atmosphere in her studio, made the photo shoot special.It was an “event” for me! Agnes ensured I was comfortable having my photos taken, offered helpful suggestions, and never rushed the process.

I am new to marketing my business, as well as the use of social media platforms for sharing my brand. During each of the three sessions, Agnes patiently explained strategies for me to use in order to get my brand/services in front of my ideal clients. I appreciated this extra time and expertise.

I can’t imagine a better experience, or better professional to get this job done. On top of this, Agnes is warm, creative, smart person.I look forward to working with her again!
— Jane Kristoffy
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Financial Planner & Insurance Broker Anna Sowinski

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I met Anna very early in my portrait photography career, so it was lovely so see her again after few years. Anna is a Financial Planner & Insurance Broker and she is building a beautiful website that showcases her expertise. She is all about great, personalized service, so she didn’t want stock imagery on her website.

We established that Anna’s main brand color is blue. Anna’s top quality is being trustworthy and knowledgeable, so blue was a great choice! This photoshoot was also a great excuse for Anna to get 3 generations of her family together for beautiful family photos that will be cherished forever.

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Hi Agnes,
This was a very important project for me and I wouldn’t think of anyone else I wanted to work with but you. You are an amazing photographer and a beautiful person :-)
I love my family and I am very blessed to have them in my life. It’s because of them I am who I am and where I am. I wanted to take those pictures for a long time and I am so very happy I finally did. The best money ever spent. I will enjoy them every single day. It was a very beautiful experience (as last time). You made us all feel amazing. I keep looking at the pictures and cry every time lol.
Thank you again :-)
— Anna Sowinski

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Spring vibes with Christie Ressel

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Winter in Toronto is no joke, so this colourful photoshoot with Stylist & Youtuber Christie Ressel was a true treat. We were talking with Christie about how we start feeling a bit miserable in late January and we cannot wait for spring. Wearing colourful outfits truly helps and Christie is a master when it comes to color.

Keep scrolling to hear about Top 11 Spring Trends from Christie!

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As usual for Christie’s monthly photoshoot, I made sure to choose locations where colors go with her brand. This way her presentation stays consistent and she can use her photos for many different platfroms, like Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, her website and blog.

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If you cannot wait for spring either and you’re curious what spring trends we’ll be rocking in 2019, check out Christie’s video on the subject!


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Laura De Sanctis

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Our last photoshoot with Laura De Sanctis, Nutritionist at Go With Your Gut, was super cozy, sweet & sexy!

Laura has just launched her “Shift Happens” affirmation cards. They are a wonderful tool to help shift our mindset, to heal and establish self love. They are so much more than pretty photos and cards.

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This year has been a year of lessons... a lot on letting go and trusting the universe. Letting go of people, things and circumstances and creating space for the better. I created Shift Happens affirmation cards and journals to help people holistically heal and make a shift in their lives. Many times we cling to certainty, we cling to thoughts, feelings or people in response to fear. The body always responds to how we think and feel.

When you create space, shift your thinking, and let go of negative thoughts, your body will respond. It all starts in the gut. I challenge you to make the shift.
— Laura De Sanctis
The moment you realize your worth, you shift. You attract new energy and new people who respect your worth. It all starts with you.
— Laura De Sanctis

I couldn’t agree with Laura more!


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Veronica

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One of my New Year resolutions was to photograph more fashion, so I was thrilled to start working with Veronica! I felt very inspired when she came with wardrobe ideas to her consultation. She’s also such a sweet soul.

Veronica is our subscriber, which means she benefits from regular photoshoots. She wanted the vibe of this photoshoot to be edgy, minimalist and modern!

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Kim

Kim

I'm thrilled to share with you the first photoshoot of 2019 with another wonderful woman. Kim is intelligent, successful and poised, not to mention beautiful!

The photoshoot was in part a gift to herself. Kim wanted both corporate photos and personal, timeless portraits that she and her loved ones could cherish forever. A photoshoot is certainly one of the greatest gifts! It’s an empowering experience of re-connecting with yourself…

Winter Favorites

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A lot of us have a love-hate relationship with this season. I’m no different. I love the atmosphere of Christmas, dreamy snow, mulled wine in restaurants, cozy sweaters. But I also have a hard time with shorter days, less sunlight and being lazy and unmotivated. Here are some of my recent favourites which have helped me enjoy this winter much more!

  1. Red Parka

    I love dressing up in winter, but when it’s quite cold, there’s nothing like a great parka. It’s a must for me when I’m travelling, makes me feel safe, comfortable and warm. This Calvin Klein model has plenty of practical pockets. When I’m travelling, I always want to have my documents, my wallet and phone in an inside pocket.

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2. Lavender Goodies: Sleepy Body Lotion & Pure Couture Soap

If you know me well, you know I’m obsessed with good quality lavender products. They are a big part of my bedtime routine. I love using the lavender soap from Pure Couture for my evening shower and afterwards Sleepy Body Lotion on my body. After this ritual, I usually fall asleep in minutes :)

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3. Pearl Ear Muffs & Gloves

Cute accessories can brighten a dark winter day. I particularly like these ear muffs because they keep my ears warm without messing up my hair!

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4. Photo of the Season: Sexy Sweater Weather

I’ve been wanting to take some sensual photos just for myself for a while now. But as it often is with those things, I kept delaying it. The main reason was gaining a few pounds, as I always do when fall starts. Then I decided I don’t need to look perfect to be happy with a photo of myself. Once the photos were done, my only regret was not having them done sooner.

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5. Quote: Women should be Brave, not perfect.

There’s a lot of famous quotes from Billie Jean (one of my favourite tennis icons), but this one is very special to me. Every single day I see women stopping themselves from marketing themselves, from speaking out, from putting themselves out there simply because they’re not perfect (in their head).
If we want to change that for our and future generations, we have to be brave. We have to consciously choose where we put our focus. Nobody will do it for us, we have to do it for ourselves. Seeking validation is pointless because if you’re doing that, you’re already giving your power away. Why not instead focus on what good we can create, how we can become masters of our craft and how we can have plenty of fun along the way.

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I hope you enjoyed my winter favorites! Before we know it, it will be spring again.


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Zenia Woods

Zenia Woods

Vibrant reds and blues were accent colours for Zenia’s Branding Photoshoot. Zenia is the Owner of a boutique floral studio and her designs are just as classy and timeless as her style.

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