Loading...

Follow Photography by Angela McConnell | Contemporary .. on Feedspot

Continue with Google
Continue with Facebook
or

Valid
I have a love affair with long silver hair. Growing in your grey is starting to become more and more popular. So when I saw Tymothea on Instagram, I knew that I wanted to work with her.

We worked on two different looks for some grey hair contemporary portraits.  The first look was Raw. I wanted Tymothea to show her strength and power. 
I wanted the hair to be wild and textured and the big fan came out to get some movement in Tymothea’s hair. 
The make up was clean, dewy and natural. 

Our second look was Bold. 
Tymothea had some absolutely wicked jackets, but we selected this black leather jacket. 
It was paired with a high ponytail and a fun red lip. 

So many of these images looked great as black and white conversions as well. Tymothea’s long silver hair just seems to pop. Especially the images that we experimented with hair flips.

If you want to see more amazing grey hair women and be empowered by the movement check out @grombre on Instagram

Special thanks to Michael for his creative vision for the hair and make up for this session. 

Make up and Hair – Michael Fels

Tymothea

More posts like this
An evening with Annie Thompson Designs
Annie Thompson Designs hosts a pop up shop to unveil her new season collection to VIP clients in Toronto. You might remember that last year I was able to shoot…
Tell your Story – Lyn
Lyn shares her ostomy surgery story during her portrait session. I have been really lucky to shoot some inspirational women lately, and I want to bring their stories to you.…

If you have any questions or would like to work with me, get in touch using the button below and we can arrange to have a chat.

The post Raw and Bold with Tymothea appeared first on Photography by Angela McConnell.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
A LinkedIn profile update should also include business portraits that match the message you want to convey to potential employers.

I met Nuria at a networking event in Vancouver a couple of years ago.
From the moment I met her, I was taken with how much joy, positivity and gratitude radiated from her. 

Recently Nuria was undergoing a career transition after moving to Vancouver in 2015and completing studies in inclusion, diversity and gender equality.  Her goal is to obtain a role in the corporate social responsibility field. 

As part of Nuria’s job search, her mentor had looked over her LinkedIn profile. And in order to complement her profile, Nuria wanted images that showed her as professional, approachable and warm.

Something that would represent her personal and professional purpose in life.
Building bridges that connect and serve human beings, to create legacies that will transform the world.

Here is some feedback that Nuria shared about his session.
Find a full range of client testimonials here

In one shot I was seen, listened and acknowledged by Angela. She captured what I wanted to communicate professionally and personally. The talent was there but more importantly, her empathy was immense. When you are changing the path of your life and career you need people on board. Definitely, Angela is one of those.
Nuria Sefchovich
More posts like this
Cultivating leadership skills with Christina
I worked with Christina last year as she was preparing to launch her business Liberate Leadership. After working in the corporate world for 25 years, I decided to form my…
Tell your Story – Patricia
I have been really lucky to shoot some inspirational women lately and I want to bring their stories to you. This session with Patricia was to create some updated head…

If you have any questions or would like to work with me, get in touch using the button below and we can arrange to have a chat.

The post LinkedIn profile update for Nuria appeared first on Photography by Angela McConnell.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
Updating your business portraits can sometimes be a daunting experience. Think about where you foresee your career path heading. And how that may impact how your images are used, or the message you convey.

This is something that a lot of people don’t always consider when updating their business portraits. 

It’s important to have an image, or images that you can grow into as you evolve in your career. 

Whether that means you want to move into a more executive level role, or if you plan to move into a freelance or consulting position. It’s a really good idea to think ahead and plan for an image that will represent the path you are planning for. 

How will you use the images? 

Only for LinkedIn? Do you give talks, submit to journals or abstracts? 

Discussing how you will use these images will really help you to get clear on the message you want to convey.

One of the greatest compliments my past clients can pay me is by sending referrals.
I have been very lucky to receive these referrals of friends and family who are looking for a photographer to suit their needs. 

Holly from WIMDI (Women in Male Dominated Industries), was one of my first clients when I moved to Vancouver a few years ago. And this year, she brought her partner Bob to the studio to update his business portraits. 

I chatted with Bob during the consultation process to get an idea of what he intended to use the images for.  The kind of vibe or feeling he wanted to convey. 

And also, to find out where he sees himself moving professionally in the next couple of years. 

We worked out that this session would benefit from a mix of smart business attire, both with and without a tie on a lighter background.

This was decided after having a chat about where Bob aspires to move his career path. And also taking into consideration possible uses for the images he would end up selecting. 

Here is some feedback that Bob shared about his session.
Find a full range of client testimonials here

I had a great time at my photo shoot with Angela. I didn't have a good idea of exactly what I wanted from the photo shoot, or at least couldn't articulate it well in words. After a quick phone call with Angela, she somehow was able to extract exactly the look I was hoping for, and did an amazing job of planning out the shoot, helping me select my wardrobe, and coaching me through the poses. The photos we got at the end were astounding, and I had immense difficulty selecting my photos because I wanted them all! My favourite part specifically, was a pose we goofed around about which ended up turning out amazing. I didn't end up using it as my new headshot, but Angela printed it out on a coupon for me to give out to my friends and everyone loved it.
Bob

Our take on the GQ shoots that inspired some of our pose choices. 

More posts like this
How they’re used by Kate and Frances
Kate and Frances Vancouver, bc Fashion Designer Kate is a graduate from Fashion & Design School at Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand. She a worldwide traveller with Kiwi and Trinidadian roots. …
Dagmar – helping clients overcome adversity
I have collaborated with Dagmar on a number of occassions now. I wanted to share with everyone how she uses her own experience to help her clients overcome adversity through…

If you have any questions or would like to work with me, get in touch using the button below and we can arrange to have a chat.

The post Updating Business portraits with bob appeared first on Photography by Angela McConnell.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
Time for the 2019 version of my birthday self portraits. And this is a milestone birthday. My 40th.

I was speaking to a friend on my birthday and was telling her that this is one of the first birthday’s I have celebrated that I felt really excited and connected to myself.
I do wonder if part of it was due to setting myself the ambitious goal of being able to sit in splits for my 40th.

And I did it as you see from my smug FB post below. 
Having said that, I did have a small accident at a Christmas house party.
Drunk Ange thinks that alcohol is equivalent to stretching. It isn’t. I’m still healing from tearing part of my hamstring. But the good news is that I did manage to sit on a yoga block in splits on that side just this week, so definitely progress in the healing department. 

And here are a couple of more from a portrait session with Alex Mazzarello 

I had wanted to have a play with overhead and fill lighting for these images. So these self portraits had a more dark and moody feel. It was a return to how a lot of my previous self portraits had looked. 


I’d had a quick play overhead lighting taking some updated head shots for my husband Geoff. But I realised that it would need more fill in front for most clients (including me). 
Full credit should go to Felix Kunze for his epic lighting course which definitely helped me get it to this point. 

These are two of my latest tattoo’s by Vancouver artist Nicki Lochmatter. 

Both became tribute tattoos in a way. 
The Tui is a native New Zealand bird, and my Nana was called Tui. 

The pansy is now my third on me and is also in tribute to my Nana. 

My first attempt in Dunedin during Orientation week. I was never a student at Otago. Instead I decided to plan a visit to a friend that studied there that coincided with O week. 
The tattoo that was “meant” to be a pansy as a tribute for my Nana actually turned out as a daisy with a tribal lightening bolt running through it since the tattoo artist didn’t know how to do a pansy. Research your artist friends, don’t just show up a some random tattoo studio. 

I then got that tattoo covered up in Melbourne. Which ended up being around 4 hours of work and a hip to thigh piece. Four hours is definitely my limit before I tap out when being tattooed.

So this version is more along the lines of where I would have liked the first two versions to have been. 

It was also quite fun having the fan in there for these studio portraits. 
I have a LOT of hair, and my mane is out of control a lot of the time, but I really love the movement it created. Hopefully by 2020, I’ll also be back to 2016 length hair!
A couple of these will be going in my next print run, along with some of Geoff’s updated portraits to go in our little wall of photos.

More posts like this
The Challenge – an update
An update about Geoff’s journey with his ostomy post surgery. You may remember back in February I posted about a couple of challenges we had faced at the start of…
Back to the UK – 10 years on Part One
Photography by Angela McConnell Ten years ago I left my provincial town in New Zealand and embarked on a customary rite of passage for most young kiwis – my big…

If you have any questions or would like to work with me, get in touch using the button below and we can arrange to have a chat.

The post Birthday Portraits 2019 appeared first on Photography by Angela McConnell.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
Hazel is the sweetest little Nova Scotia Duck Toller puppy. I photographed her when she was around 16 weeks old in her apartment in downtown Vancouver.

She is currently learning a lot of tricks, begging, rolling over and pretending to be shy. Enjoy the extreme cuteness, and some stories about Hazel.

Hazel was adopted from Tollchester Tollers in Chilliwack by fur parents Carly and Will at the start of 2019.

She was part of a litter of 6 – 3 girls, 3 boys. They were all named after Thanksgiving; Cornbread, Spud, Butterball, Autumn, Pumpkin and Cranberry.

We fell in love with Pumpkin because she was both playful and engaging, but relaxed and chill. We ended up renaming her Hazel.

We’d been tossing names around for AGES! We liked Hazel because Tollers have a warm caramel/ginger coat. I am also a huge fan of giving dogs human names. Other top choices were Archie, if we got a boy.

Will was making funny noises for Hazel, and she showed him what she thought of his attempt. 

We were very jetlagged having just spent 23 hours travelling home from the UK. Neither of us could sleep because we were so excited to pick her up. We met up with our breeder and drove Hazel home.

She was so nervous and shut down for a few hours. My heart broke a bit because she plastered herself on the far wall of the crate and wouldn’t leave if we were nearby. After two hours we coaxed her out of her crate with food and water. 

We played a bit but she was so shy. It took a few days for her to warm up, but we were patient and gentle.

She’s kind of like a cat. She loves walking around the back of the couch and perching on odd things. The first few weeks she was really clumsy and she almost fell face first off the coach.
She’s got better balance now. She’s so curious and loves to solve puzzles. She’s already figured out how to use tools to get what she needs, like pulling a table cloth over to get food closer to the edge of the table.

The other night I was drawing a bath and I left the room to get a towel. I came back and Hazel was in the bath trying to bite the stream of water coming from the tap. 

There was dirt and hair in the water and she wouldn’t. leave. the bath. But it was such a pleasure watching her discover water, and discover that she can hold her breath to grab objects at the bottom of the bath. 

She also has a habit of sneaking out of her crate at 4am to jump into our bed for a quick cuddle session before going back to bed. It’s the one and only time I welcome being working up early.

More posts like this
VOKRA Kitties 2018
Essence December 27, 2018
Sharing images of some of the gorgeous adoptable cats who have been rescued by VOKRA Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association. I had been volunteering with VOKRA as an adoptions counsellor…
Annex Cat Rescue Adoptable Kitties
Essence June 30, 2016
Late last year Annex Cat Rescue put a call out to photographers to volunteer to take images of their cats in foster care. Since kittens are really cute and easier…

If you have any questions or would like to work with me, get in touch using the button below and we can arrange to have a chat.

The post Puppy portraits for Hazel appeared first on Photography by Angela McConnell.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
You may already know that I am a crazy cat lady, but in the last 12 months I have also added crazy plant lady. I joined Connally McDougall for a Kokedama workshop in her Vancouver studio.

Kokedama is the suspension of a plant in a mud or dirt ball that is then covered in moss. 
The practice originated in Japan and has become pretty popular in planty circles recently. 

I connected with Connally through the BUNZ Vancouver Plant Zone. This is a Facebook group and an offshoot of the popular BUNZ trading site. All trades are done without the exchange of money. The plant group has been an awesome resource for plant information, deals from brick and mortar stores, and of course plant & cutting trades. 

Connally ran this workshop in early February in her studio in Vancouver. 
Each participant had all the necessary items to make their Kokedama ready to go. And only needed to select a plant or two that they would pop in their Kokedama ball.

Kokedama generally only need watering every couple of weeks, but it will depend on the plant you select. 
I saw an amazing Kokedama on Instagram that was a String of Pearls which I secretly would love to do. But my track record with String of Pearls is currently less than stellar. The thing that would work in it’s favour is that it likes infrequent watering like a succulent. 

I would love to try this with a Hoya, or Heart Leaf fern as well. The Hoya may work out better than the Heart Leaf fern. It’s another one that is quite fickle for me.

My Kokedama is currently living in my bathroom, hanging from my light fitting. I do bring it out in the living area so it can get some indirect sunlight every few days. 
It got it’s first drink a couple of weeks after being made. And I gave it a soaking in a container of water. Although, Connally did mention that you could syringe water directly into the Kokedama if you wanted as well. 

You can find out more about Connally’s offerings by visiting her social media links below. You can message her directly to see when she is next running a plant workshop. 

More posts like this
Get Fired Up! in Lynn Valley Canyon
Essence November 30, 2017
In early November I partnered with Get Fired Up Retreats. A fitness and life coaching combo which is offered as half day, full day or 3 day options. These retreats…
Date Night in Vancouver with Wildfire Retreats
Angela McConnell October 25, 2018
Strengthen your relationship with a date night in Vancouver, with your loved one. Wildfire Retreats offers evenings to spend dedicated one on one time with each other. In the day…

If you have any questions or would like to work with me, get in touch using the button below and we can arrange to have a chat.

The post Kokedama workshop appeared first on Photography by Angela McConnell.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
Vancouver, bc
Fashion Designer

Kate is a graduate from Fashion & Design School at Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand.
She a worldwide traveller with Kiwi and Trinidadian roots. 

Her aim is to create clothes with clean lines that will remain timeless.  And that can be easily integrated with existing pieces. 
They are crafted in a way that maximises fabric usage, and reduces wastage for sustainability.

You can find Kate at the icons below

Head shots & Lifestyle images

After speaking with Kate during the consultation process, she indicated that she wanted images that could be used on her website. And she wanted to be able to pair them with blog posts she would be writing.

She indicated that she wanted to incorporate some urban environmental portraits that were not necessarily indicative of Vancouver. 

Kate was also keen on black and white images for her studio session. She wanted something that was a little more raw, and showed her true self to her blog audience.  For this session, we kept it simple showcasing some of Kate’s own designs.

For her second session, I scouted some great locations around Mt Pleasant that incorporated murals and gritty urban backdrops. These images were more lifestyle orientated, utilising negative space. It also fit the urban environment without being recognisably Vancouver. This was important to Kate, as she has lived in many cities, she wanted images that wouldn’t be tied to one particular city. 

How this might work for your business;

Think about the areas of your business that currently are not being highlighted in the way you would like. 

Do you have new, or updated products and services coming to market in the next 6 to 12 months that need promotion.

How might updated images give a more well rounded view of your business that a single head shot does not.

More posts like this
How they’re used by Kate and Frances
Kate and Frances Vancouver, bc Fashion Designer Kate is a graduate from Fashion & Design School at Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand. She a worldwide traveller with Kiwi and Trinidadian roots. …
How they’re used by Cheryl Tansey
Cheryl Tansey New Zealand Performance and Culture Strategist Cheryl is a personal development specialist with a background in AGILE and IGROW methods.  She is an expat New Zealander who has…

The post How they’re used by Kate and Frances appeared first on Photography by Angela McConnell.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
More amazing mothers and daughters committing to their relationships, spending an afternoon workshop with Carmen Ganne from Wildflower Retreats.

Here are a few images from the last couple of Wildflower retreats, mother and tween daughter workshops for 2018.
These workshops were aimed at young girls between the ages of 10 and 14. 
More information is location at the bottom of the post about how to contact Carmen, and to request more details about her services and offerings for the coming year.

Wildflower Retreat | True Nosh Kitchen October 28th 2018
Wildflower works with Moms & Daughters to inspire the development of bold and brave women and girls who are unapologetic in themselves through experiential retreats, workshops, classes and private sessions. It asks us to show up fiercely and connect deeply.

Candid portraits of the mums and daughters. You can probably tell, but there was a young gymnast who had all her moves planned out for the quick shoot.

Wildflower Retreat | True Nosh Kitchen November 18th 2018
Being in relationship is our single biggest tool for cultivating happiness, experiencing joy and understanding ourselves and the world around us. We grow and exist in relation to ourselves and others. Reflecting and amplifying the good, bad and everything in between.

Some more candid portraits of the mums and daughters. I especially loved the mum who had started going to adult ballet classes and her dancer daughter.

Carmen is continuing to run a range of workshops catering to differing age levels in 2019, and also facilitates one on one mentoring sessions.
There is also a weekend retreat coming up in April – details below 

If you would like more information about all of Carmen’s services;  click the icons below

More posts like this
Relationship building with Wildflower Retreats
More amazing mothers and daughters committing to their relationships, spending an afternoon workshop with Carmen Ganne from Wildflower Retreats. Here are a few images from the last couple of Wildflower…
Self care for educators with Awaken Wellbeing
In April I traveled for the first time to Victoria on Vancouver Island, to document a workshop specifically targeted towards self care for workers within the education system. I worked…
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
David is a leadership and life coach who has transitioned from a corporate role to his own business, Small Pause Coaching.

We worked together to create some branding images that would complement the different areas of his business; one on one coaching, leadership coaching of executive teams and the addition of new services in the coming year. 
He wanted to be approachable and down to earth in his images, while still retaining a professional edge for his corporate clients. 

I asked David to share a little about his journey from the corporate world to entrepreneurship;

For 28 years I worked in local government in several organizations until navigating my career to a senior leadership role at the City of Vancouver. In 1996 I was introduced to some leadership concepts while attending courses resulting in achieving a Management Certificate in Leadership from the Justice Institute of BC.

It was in those moments I was introduced to the power of choice and direction which sparked a fire in me to become an effective leader. Along the way I was inspired by all the people that worked with me to share my experiences and knowledge as they shared theirs. This created a natural progression over time to staring Small Pause Coaching & Consulting.

Under that business name I provide business consulting primarily focused at local government with a passion for coaching people to navigate the changes they would like to see in their life. Trained in Ontological Coaching at the Newfield Network in 2016 my purpose is to support people to achieve the best version of themselves by evoking passion.

My desire to serve those around me and connect really is what guided me to starting Small Pause Coaching & Consulting. The story lies more in the name. As a leader I was in a great many conversations with existing and upcoming leaders that were experiencing burn out, stress and a feeling of disconnection from purpose.

In those conversations I recognized a theme, which was the inability to stop from reacting. The organizations I was working in were creating reactionary leaders that were wired. 

In those conversations the concept of the Small Pause began to emerge. By request I was asking people to take a moment and think before that next reaction to the idea, comment or email that was in front of them. 

We began to talk about practices and ideas that would help them remember the ‘pause’. This idea radiates through my coaching approach as we explore the reasons someone may be getting the results they area getting.

We began to talk about practices and ideas that would help them remember the ‘pause’. This idea radiates through my coaching approach as we explore the reasons someone may be getting the results they area getting.

We began to talk about practices and ideas that would help them remember the ‘pause’. This idea radiates through my coaching approach as we explore the reasons someone may be getting the results they area getting.

We began to talk about practices and ideas that would help them remember the ‘pause’. This idea radiates through my coaching approach as we explore the reasons someone may be getting the results they area getting.

My clients come from all areas of life and professional backgrounds, the one thing they all have in common is a genuine desire to excel. Exploring life to its fullest with passion and energy has always been a theme that I have observed in my clients. 

I always tell them that coaching is a 200% effort; you bring 100% and I will bring 100% and the rest just happens.

Being attached to my personal vision is what keeps me inspired. I was very fortunate to learn the value of relationship in my senior leadership roles. The mantra of connect and serve rings true and keeps me forging ahead, even during those tougher days that we all experience.

I asked David to share some extra tidbits about himself
  • A good portion on my leadership and personal coaching that I have done over 15 years has been done with horses. The Equine Coaching experience provides so much insight and supports growth in a unique and experiential way. In January 2019 I will be pursuing my certificate in competency in Equine Coaching.
  • I am at home on the water doing my favourite past time of kayaking

Finding a coach if a very personal process. If it is for excelling in your leadership role or achieving success in other areas of life. Recognizing this I offer 30 minute “fit” conversation at no cost with no obligation! Schedule yours today to see the value my coaching can provide to you.

You can find David and Small Pause Coaching by clicking on the icons below

More posts like this
Dagmar – helping clients overcome adversity
I have collaborated with Dagmar on a number of occassions now. I wanted to share with everyone how she uses her own experience to help her clients overcome adversity through…
Why I chose portrait photography
This is why I chose portrait photography as a point of focus in my business. I am a member of quite a few networking groups geared towards women, or women…
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
New Zealand
Performance and Culture Strategist

Cheryl is a personal development specialist with a background in AGILE and IGROW methods. 

She is an expat New Zealander who has travelled the world. She has spoken at AGILE conferences in New York, Amsterdam and Venice during 2018.

You can find Cheryl at the icons below

Event Coverage

While Cheryl was in Vancouver, I worked with her to cover speaking engagements while she refined the talk that would be presented at AGILE conferences around the world. 
Cheryl now uses images from those speaking engagements on her website to promote her AGILE adaptability talks. 

Select images from these speaking engagements at Clio, Telus and Lululemon in Vancouver during 2018 have been used throughout Cheryl’s website to complement existing imagery.
And they give a well rounded view of her business. 

My aim was to supply a variety of images that showed Cheryl presenting. And with the context of an audience present.  In some of these images, I also focused on placing Cheryl to either side of the frame so that they could be used as banners. For example, you can see this in use in Cheryl’s landing page banner image. 

Where there was higher attendances, I tried to capture interactions with audience members so that the images were not so static. 

How this might work for your business;

Think about the areas of your business that currently are not being highlighted in the way you would like. 

Do you have new, or updated products and services coming to market in the next 6 to 12 months that need promotion.

How might updated images give a more well rounded view of your business that a single head shot does not.

If you have any questions or would like to work with me, get in touch using the button below and we can arrange to have a chat.

The post How they’re used by Cheryl Tansey appeared first on Photography by Angela McConnell.

Read for later

Articles marked as Favorite are saved for later viewing.
close
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Separate tags by commas
To access this feature, please upgrade your account.
Start your free month
Free Preview