Meet Mishi! Yet another incredible woman who decided to take part in my "LIFE begins at 40!" campaign. This 43 year old beauty is a doting mother of two amazing kids, who remind her that life is precious and each day is a gift. Mishi is also a scientist and teaches microscopy and other undergrad lab courses at University or Waterloo. Mishi is active in various sports such as soccer, marathon and trail running, as well as fitness and dancing. Mishi's love of learning new things lead her to picking up drumming about 7yrs ago. She finds it a bit challenging but is having a blast doing it! Mishi loves learning about new cultures, trying the food and embracing the history in different parts of the world. She and husband instilled the thirst for travel and learning into their kids, so their goal is to start traveling again and see as much of this beautiful world as possible.
This amazing woman a true ray of sunshine! She radiates so much positive energy and is beautiful inside and out. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her. We had so many laughs and shared some deep conversations.
I am so pleased to share these portraits, along with some wisdom Mishi agreed to impart.
Every summer I give myself a promise to do more outdoor photo-sessions. It's truly inspiring and refreshing to be able to create in a new environments, especially in the nature, in a magical golden light. I hope you enjoy some images from this gorgeous session with my muse and friend Sasha, who was a natural as always. I wanted to create lively and raw portraits and I am very happy with what we managed to create in a very short time. My favourite peonies were a cherry on top!
One of the most common objections portraits photographers hear on the daily is "I don't like photos of myself" and "what am I going to do with all of these photos"? As a result people avoid being photographed or opt to taking selfies on their cellphone, which often don't do justice to their actual appearance - mostly due to camera distortion or poor lighting. I get it, we all know how to find flaws in ourselves and wish we looked like so and so (insert name of a celebrity). But I am here to tell you that everyone can look amazing in their portraits and here's why they're important.
1.Document your life. Ideally it's good to have your portrait taken when you're turning 16, when you go to a prom, when you start a new job, when you're getting married, when you are expecting your first child, when you become a mom or dad... etc, etc.. or for absolutely no reason - simply because you feel good about yourself. I believe everyone has a story worth hearing and everyone deserves to be captured and seen.