After being a wedding photographer for seven years, I realized that women (and men!) should be photographed professionally well beyond their wedding day. Unfortunately, the last professional photo we girls take is sometimes at our wedding or when our baby was just born. I started The Giving Portrait in hopes of changing that. I believe that every season of life is beautiful in its own way and needs to be documented.
I am happiest curled up with a good book or having lunch on the top of the mountain. I love honest conversations over tea and genuine people. I can live on French toast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and I am on a mission to try every brunch spot in the city. I believe that the time with our loved ones is the greatest gift we are given, and it should never be taken for granted.
Now tell me about yourself!
Our natural light studio is conveniently located just off Allen Rd/Eglinton
Our work together starts with an in-studio consultation to discuss your session. We plan everything from backdrops to things you are going to wear. We have a growing studio wardrobe that's available for clients, but we also love looking though Pinterest, your wardrobes and even shopping for clients, if needed
We are full service studio, so every client walks out with an album, a box of prints or wall art for their home. (often all of the above!)
Get in touch to schedule your consultation or your shoot at our space.
Length: 2–3 hours.
Mood: Relaxed, homey, and candid, the goal of this shoot is to document your family’s day-to-day life in a meaningful way.
The flow of the session will vary based on your family’s favourite activities. We can start the shoot day by baking cookies and end playing in a backyard.
Who It Is Best For: Families with small children and babies or expecting mothers and their significant others
Also for the personal branding clients looking to document their work environment or take portraits at any other location
A once in a lifetime experience or a yearly treat. We work together on a concept, mood, and location of the session. If needed, prop and fashion stylists are available.
These sessions are more elaborate and are usually planned well ahead. If you want your photos to be epic and make you gasp, this option is for you. Currently available all over worldwide (travel and planning fees apply).
We are also open to commercial work within our photographic style. Please inquire for more information.
Length: 2–3 hours, depending on the number of people + makeup and hair time (about 1–1.5 hours per person).
Mood: This is your time to take a break from the day-to-day and treat yourself!
Who It Is Best For: Women by themselves or with children five years old and up. Come in alone or with your kids, mom, sister(s), or significant other.
Women and men looking for in-studio headshots and personal branding images
One of the things we strongly believe in that our lives are enriched by giving. We are proud to partner with an amazing charity "LOVE DOES"
It's is an amazing organization that have been fighting for human rights and providing education to children in conflict zones for over 15 years. Part of the money you spend on your portrait would be donated to them.
only actions become love
where magic happens
to learn more about their work love does website