Wanda Malfara | The Details
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How do you choose your photographer?

Why choose me?

 

If you have ever sat in front of a camera, you probably felt very vulnerable and nervous. All our insecurities come rushing to the front and it’s hard to block out the inner voice of “I should have lost those extra 10 lbs, I didn’t sleep well last night (worried about this photo shoot), my eyes will look tired, I hate my nose, and on and on. I know -I am a woman and I’ve felt all those feelings before. I get it!

 

I AM A FEMALE PHTOGRAPHER, PASSIONATE ABOUT WOMEN’S WELL-BEING –
EMPOWERING THEM TO CLAIM THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

 

I take the trust my clients have in me very seriously. Being skilled as a portrait painter, a former model and make-up artist helps me to guide you into flattering poses that show the very best of you. We are 3 dimensional people and yet a camera (and a mirror) is 2 dimensional – creating a flat and not real image of ourselves. A skilled photographer can manipulate light, angles and props to transform you into the beautiful reflection that our eyes give us. 

 

Imagine if every day of your life you walked into a room feeling like a luxurious designer handbag or a pair of Jimmy Chou shoes – gorgeous stilettos that turned every head as you entered. That’s what a Glamour Photo shoot can do for you. A client recently wrote me saying “feeling beautiful today makes me feel like I can conquer ANYTHING!!”. That is powerful!

 

I promise you – this photographic journey will change you!

 

I AM A FEMALE PHTOGRAPHER, PASSIONATE ABOUT WOMEN’S WELL-BEING –
EMPOWERING THEM TO CLAIM THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

 

I help create an enriching, soul-defining experience that will leave you never quite the same.

 

In centuries past, people invested freely in art for their homes. Today, I’ll help you invest freely in yourself – as a work of art! We’ll literally paint a picture of that fearless woman who was inside you the whole time. And, if you choose to immortalize that feeling in print, wall art or a handcrafted book, you will be reminded of that experience again and again. Whether it’s a personal milestone, a need to liberate, or on your bucket list … this is YOUR day! My job is to be your cheerleader, your guide and your trusted friend.

Are you ready to book

Consultation

 

Every session begins long before the shoot. We will get to know each other, through an intimate conversation designed to understand who you are… we will discuss your style, your relationships and what you love about yourself. We will not dwell on your insecurities….because to me, they do not define you. I will see you as divinely perfect as you are and photograph you as such.

 

We will also discuss all the costs involved in your experience and a chance to view some samples of products available for purchase. You are under no obligation at any time – your consultation is complimentary.

 

Styling

 

Your hair and make-up styling session is a chance to relax, unwind and shed any inhibitions about yourself with the help of music and refreshments (and a little bubbly if required). Your styling lasts about an hour and I have wonderfully dedicated stylists who are uniquely synched with my aesthetic. Their talents lie not just in making you look beautiful, but making you look beautifully primed for a gorgeous photo session. You will be magazine ready and picture perfect.

 

Wardrobe

 

During your consultation, we will discuss wardrobe options… the inspired looks that will shape your session and your physique. It is a wonderful idea to bring a suitcase full of romantic garments, dresses, jewelry, accessories and shoes. Many of these items are also kept in our studio. I hold a wide range of props, fabric, costumes and accessories – all available for you to choose from.

About Your Photo Shoot

I invite you to a photo shoot with me to see yourself in a whole new light.

Is hair and make-up included?

Yes, a complimentary make-over is included in your session. I work with a team of professional make-up artists and hair stylists who will expertly make you gorgeous. Remember to book a night out after your photoshoot because you will look AHHH….MAZING!

What should I wear in my Photo Shoot?

Since every photo session is different, we will meet ahead of time for and in-person complimentary consultation to discuss ideas about style and wardrobe. I will give you direction on what and how many items to bring. As well, you may select wardrobe and accessories from my studio wardrobe.

Do you work with an all-female team?

Yes, the only people present during the preparation, make-over and photoshoot will be female.

I feel awkward in front of a camera – I don’t know how to pose.

Not a problem – that is my job. I will gently guide you into poses that flatter your style in the best way.

Should I go tanning before my Portrait Session?

I would recommend avoiding tan lines – these will show up in your photos! If you’re worried about being pale we can adjust your make-up.

I feel self-conscious about my body and I feel like I need to lose weight before the session. What should I do?

I completely understand wanting to look your very best. (I have been every size from 6 to 16 so I really “get” this.) I will strategically pose and light you in ways that will be flattering to you and your body type. Most people don’t realize that when they look in the mirror – that’s not really a true reflection of themselves. We are 3 dimensional, amazing human beings. Mirrors (and cameras) are 2 dimensional – which mean flat, not flattering and not real!!! So, as an artist, happily, I see you in 3 dimensions and I can coax my camera into seeing you with MY EYES!! (And if needed…..Photoshop is my paint palette and we speak the same language. wink, wink)

Feeling good about yourself is the best way to change the way you see yourself and then take positive actions towards your best life…and make changes, that you deserve to be happy now. You are perfect the way you are! I can’t wait to show you!

How do I book my Portrait Session?

Contact me. I’d love to talk about ideas and availability. To book your session a non-refundable sitting fee will reserve your date.

What is included in my Portrait Session?

Your couture portraiture session includes:

 

  • An in-person (or skype) complimentary consultation to get to know you better and design your dream session and prepare you for your day.
  • A complimentary professional hair and make-up session.
  • Several wardrobe and styling changes.
  • Fully guided photoshoot – an unforgettable experience every woman should do at least once in a lifetime.
  • Delicious hors d’oeuvres, desserts and beverages.
  • Laughter, fun and a feeling of “movie star for a day”.
  • An in-person Premiere viewing (within a week of your photo shoot) of a final 20-25 of your beautiful images, with my signature retouching.
  • A once-in-a-lifetime memory of the day that changed the way you see yourself – where you began to celebrate all your amazing, feminine power and gloriousness.
Section How much is this going to cost me?

The Couture Portrait Session Creative Fee is $250. +taxes

This includes your complimentary consultation, make-up and hair artistry and your photo shoot.

Please note: All images and products are sold separately. I have a la carte prices as well as collections available. The final amount of images you purchase is your choice. There is no hard sell, no minimum. It’s my job to take images of you that you LOVE so you’ll want them all! Everything you purchase also comes with the high resolution digital image.

Note also: Our studio offers payment terms and accepts all major credit cards and cheques.

Could I bring a friend?

Yes, of course. Celebrate your relationships! Do a double couture session with your sister, mom or best friend.

Will you Photoshop or retouch my images?

Yes, all of your images will be artistically edited and retouched. We will discuss your personal style before we begin shooting.

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes, a gift certificate from us is a perfect gift for any woman who is special to you. It is a celebration of who she is as a woman, and everything that is beautiful and perfect about her. We’ll even have your gift card specially wrapped for you.

What happens after my photo shoot?

About a week after you shoot we will have made another appointment for you to return to the studio for your “premiere”. This is where I will show you the top 25 images, fully finished for you to ooo and ahhh over. At that time you can decide how many images you wish to purchase. Be forewarned – at each step of our shoot from consultation to viewing I intend to spoil you with sweets and treats to maximize the experience of revealing beautiful YOU!! I want this to be THE best gift you’ve ever given yourself.

How long is a portrait session.

Your shoot can take between 2-4 hours. That’s one hour for make-up and hair and about 2 hours for your shoot. We will go as long as it takes to get a well-rounded selection of looks. (Please note: if your session is a business headshot – we usually take about 30 minutes for the shoot.)

Where is your studio

My studio is a 3rd floor loft that I built on top of my house. With tons of natural light from 3 large windows and a 9 foot cathedral skylight as well as studio strobes and continuous studio lights – it is a small but mighty studio where creativity reigns. Located in central Laval – just minutes north of Montreal on a quiet street with lots of free parking, easily accessible from several highways.