Municipal Office Headshots – York Region Headshot Photographer

KING TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL OFFICE HEADSHOTS
My local municipal office was in need of some new headshots after the election this past fall. Two new councillors joined the team so it was time to update everyone’s photo.
I spent the day photographing other senior staff in addition to the Mayor and his council. The day was action packed with a steady stream of staff getting photographed. it was also the Council Inauguration that evening so we needed to stay on schedule with no interruptions.

Mayor Steve Pellegrini

All photography took place in the Township of King Municipal building. We set up in a lunch room where there was space for two different backdrops and lighting. Everyone was scheduled for their photo which included some group shots as well.

40 Over 40 – Empowering Women Portraits

CELEBRATING THE WISDOM AND BEAUTY OF WOMEN OVER 40

Aging gracefully…is this possible? I’m sure it is but what does this really mean? We’ve all heard that very familiar “compliment”…”she looks good…for her age” What does that mean????!! No! She just looks good…period.

I set out in Jan 2022 to find 40 women who wanted to celebrate their age and everything that comes with it. Those wrinkles, laugh lines, extra few pounds and all those grey hairs. This was not a time to sit back and hide behind the camera. The time was right to show off those years of wisdom!

My 40 Over 40 Campaign was a smashing success. I photographed the most incredible women who were honest and open with their reasons for participating in this luxury experience. Some were celebrating a milestone birthday, some were celebrating overcoming a health crisis, some had lost weight and turned their life around. Some said…just because! That’s all I wanted. Just because…because you’re awesome just the way you are. No other reason necessary.

My beautiful model Jody explained to me she had lost 100 pounds! She wanted to celebrate by participating in this incredible experience because she was not only half her size but she was healthy and happy. Jody was also turning 60 in the next year and wanted some incredible photos for her party!

Nothing makes me happier than watching my clients come alive during their photo shoot. Jody had this confidence about her that brought out a sparkle in her eyes. Her beauty was radiant and she rocked all her poses!

Celebrate yourself with an empowering photo experience.

You won’t regret it!

The 50+and Fabulous Campaign is now in full swing! Learn more about it and book your session HERE.

Vaughan Realtor Headshots | York Region Headshot Photographer

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Your headshot speaks volumes…what does yours say?

Meet Sam…a very successful realtor from the Vaughan area. He’s as nice as nice can be and very good at his job. I know this because Sam helped us buy our home 21 years ago. Recently he came to me to update his headshot. It was time to get some new looks to update his website and social profiles as well as new business cards.

We chatted about the look he was going after and discussed some clothing options. Sam brought two suits he really liked and we took photos with each look. Places where he might use these photos are his website, his LinkedIn profile, his social media pages and business cards. As a broker in the real estate market, Sam needs printed brochures and newsletters as well. He now has a variety of photos to choose from to suit the look he wants.

You only get one chance to make a first impression…Make it a good one!

How old is your headshot? I see people using 20 year old photos who cringe at the thought of having their photo taken. The experience should be enjoyable with lots of information on how to prepare, what to wear and lots of coaching on posing. In this digital world, your headshot might be your first introduction to your potential employer or client. Consider it your digital handshake. Let’s make it a strong one!

Rediscover Your Inner Self Through Portraits

Discovery Through Portraits

How do you feel about having your portrait taken? That’s to say you’ve even had a professional portrait. Apart from the typical headshot, your wedding album or some family photos as your kids were growing up, most people don’t ever think to invest in themselves with beautiful photos.

Photos provide us with that captured moment in time…a great memory, an event or even a quick pic of some detail we don’t feel like writing down. What would our lives be without photos? But not all photos are great portraits. They’re fun, easy and cheap. Taking a great portrait is something much more involved.

Do you like yourself in photos or do you dread the thought of having a photo taken…”I never look good in photos, I don’t know what to where, it costs too much, why do I need photos of myself”…the excuses are endless. These are deep seated reasons people don’t even consider booking a session with a photographer. But what if it was a great experience…maybe you learned to love yourself just a little more as you found a wonderful photographer that made the whole experience easy and fun…that brought out your true self and beauty?

Take my beautiful model Deby who was one of my early 40 Over 40 Campaign models. I watched her transform into this radiant, confident and beautiful women in front of my camera. Her sparkle just kept getting brighter the more I photographed her. I could see this session was very important to her to really feel beautiful and celebrate herself as a women in her 40’s.

Deby was amazing in her session! I could feel her comfort level growing as I moved her from pose to pose. And when we brought in her hubby for some extra special portraits I knew I was capturing some special memories for the two of them.

Do this for you.

One thing that’s so important is to find a photographer you connect with. If you don’t have that trust you will never relax and feel comfortable. But when you do, the magic happens. You will leave your session with the feeling you didn’t know it would be that fun…and didn’t think you could feel that beautiful….like a model. But most important you didn’t realize how worthy and deserving you were of beautiful portraits of yourself. Spoil yourself…you’re so worth it!

Headshot Day – Toronto Headshot Photographer

 

HEADSHOT MARATHON DAY

FRIDAY JANUARY 27

 

As we put all the holiday decorations away, and get back to routine, we start to think about the new year ahead and all that it holds for us. It’s a fresh page..a clean slate that offers us another chance to do some incredible things with our lives. We say good bye to some disappointments of the year past and embrace all the good things to come.

A great way to kick off the year, if you’re in business is with a fresh new headshot.  I know that’s not the first thing you think of when setting some goals but have you considered how a new updated look could enhance your digital profile?

To make it easy for you, I have set aside Friday January 27 for Headshot Day. This will be a monthly event where you can come in and be treated to hair and makeup plus a one hour photo session. With a pre-session consultation, we will work together to decide what look(or looks) you require for your business portrait. With wardrobe consultation and the coaching in posing…plus the professional styling…you’ll rock your session.

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED:

• pre-session consultation

• pro makeup and hair artistry

• 2 digital files

• multiple outfit changes

 

COST:  $450 (Regular price $830)

Call us at (416)200-5786 for more information or to book your session.

40 Over 40 – Empowering Women Portraits

CELEBRATING THE WISDOM AND BEAUTY OF WOMEN OVER 40 Aging gracefully...is this possible? I'm sure it is but what does this really mean? We've all heard that very familiar "compliment"..."she looks good...for her age" What does that mean????!! No! She just looks...

Vaughan Realtor Headshots | York Region Headshot Photographer

Your headshot speaks volumes...what does yours say? Meet Sam...a very successful realtor from the Vaughan area. He's as nice as nice can be and very good at his job. I know this because Sam helped us buy our home 21 years ago. Recently he came to me to update his...

Rediscover Your Inner Self Through Portraits

Discovery Through Portraits How do you feel about having your portrait taken? That's to say you've even had a professional portrait. Apart from the typical headshot, your wedding album or some family photos as your kids were growing up, most people don't ever think to...

Headshot Day – Toronto Headshot Photographer

  HEADSHOT MARATHON DAY FRIDAY JANUARY 27   As we put all the holiday decorations away, and get back to routine, we start to think about the new year ahead and all that it holds for us. It's a fresh page..a clean slate that offers us another chance to do...

First Communion Photography | Woodbridge Photographer

Toronto First Communion Photography First Communion sacraments are still getting caught up after so many ceremonies were delayed during the pandemic. But it doesn't matter the time, it's still just the special memories to families that matter. I was honoured to be...

First Communion Photography | Woodbridge Photographer

Toronto First Communion Photography

First Communion sacraments are still getting caught up after so many ceremonies were delayed during the pandemic. But it doesn’t matter the time, it’s still just the special memories to families that matter.

I was honoured to be able to capture this beauty on a school PA day. This family drove to my King ON studio just so I could take such precious photos.

As we settle into this new year, plans are being made for the 2022 Catholic sacraments – First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Children will be attending special classes and learning the significance of these ceremonies and learning their prayers. Eventually, as time gets closer, plans will be made for family receptions and new outfits purchased.

It is never too early to plan your photo session to make sure you get an appointment in time. Thing so think about:

Do you need invitations or thank you cards? Beautiful and professional cards can be designed custom for each child.

We offer elegant products to showcase your beautiful photos. From heirloom albums to custom folio boxes to wall art. We carry a selection of products you will be proud to display in your home. Session fees start at $250.

Let us make this special time in your child’s life last for years to come with treasured photos.

Realtor Headshots | York Region Headshot Photographer

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WHEN IS IT TIME TO UPDATE YOUR HEADSHOT?

The answer can be different for everyone, but the recommendation is every 2 years. Are you still using that selfie you took years ago but you really like the photo so just don’t update it? Are you hanging on to the more youthful you and don’t want to face facts that a 10 year old headshot might not reflect you now? Do you just hate the whole headshot process and avoid thinking about it? I know how you feel!

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But just know this…a freshly updated (professionally) taken photo will show you and your brand in the best light…literally.

Lighting is key to good photos and without good light, you will never look your best. Then there is using good angles and proper posing techniques so you will feel relaxed and confident in front of the camera.

Combine all that with good wardrobe coaching, some makeup and hair artistry and you have the makings of a scroll stopping photo!

woman in light blue pant suit leaning on table

Is it time for your new headshot?? Contact us at (416)200-5786.

Holiday/Christmas Mini Sessions 2021 | Vaughan Family Photographer

Glasshouse Studios – 90 Performance Dr Ste 202, Richmond Hill

HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS MINI SESSIONS

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are around the corner and will be here before we know it. After a long time staying at home, we are so excited to announce our one day event of mini sessions to capture your holiday portrait.

This year Lisa Pace Photography has booked the sessions at Glasshouse Studios in Richmond Hill. Our set has the most stunning outdoor scene. This setup is great for families, couples or a group of friends. You could even hold a quick business portrait here for your business holiday cards.

Clothing can be as casual or as elegant as you like. This setup will also accommodate any colour you choose.

Sessions will run 15-20 min so we ask you arrive 5-10 min early to allow your family to get settled as we will be moving from session to session quite quickly.

The session is $275 (plus HST) which includes 5 digital images. You will be able to select your images from an online gallery. Your retouched images will be sent to you within one week of your session. There is a $100 ($113 with HST) deposit to hold your session time.

To book your session you can select your preferred time from the calendar and easily make your payment.

All Covid protocols will be in place and a Covid screening will be sent to those who book. Lisa and her team is fully vaccinated and will be wearing masks. The set will be cleaned between each family. We ask that only immediate families attend these sessions.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!

Ballagh & Maria | Stouffeville Equine Portrait Session

What a stunning session we had one late July evening at a beautiful facility in Stouffeville. The sun was perfect. It wasn’t too hot and my stunning subjects were ready for their amazing equine portrait session.

I haven’t been to a horse boarding facility or farm yet that is not picturesque. The rolling fields, the ponds and beautiful trees are just the perfect setting for photos. This area offered a stunning backdrop wherever we walked.

Ballagh, a bay Dutch Warmblood stands over 17 hands high which is quite a contrast to Maria. But at 15 years old this impressive animal is Maria’s partner in the A circuit. They are quite a team!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON A SUNSET EQUINE PORTRAIT SESSION PLEASE CONTACT LISA HERE

Small Business Headshots | Personal Branding Photography

Everyone loves a delicious cake! It’s the finishing touch to a great meal accompanied by that special coffee. From birthdays to baptisms, a special cake is the highlight of the dessert table. Unless you possess the culinary skill to create one of these masterpieces, usually the go-to is a local bakery or popular baker. In our lovely community here in King, we are blessed to have Sweetie Cakes by Laura Baggetta here to fill those orders.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Laura for many years now photographing her girls for preschool class photos. Since those days, we have been doing family photos almost every year of her adorable kids(she since has added the cutest little boy to the family) Sweetie Cakes has also been my choice for any cake smash cakes my clients have ordered so I can vouch for her stunning creations, her attention to detail and her all-round kind nature.

Laura tells me how she’s passionate about cake baking and decorating. Her very first cake creation was for her daughter’s 1st birthday! From there she slowly grew into a small, home-based business. Somehow she manages with her 3 kids at home during these COVID days as well as making these beautiful creations for special events.

Anyone who knows Laura knows that beautiful sweet smile and her gentle nature. We worked together to create some branding photos showing just that. She can use these photos for her social media pages and possibly a website down the road.

As Laura says, “I find so much joy in knowing that I can help make someone’s special occasion that much sweeter!” You can check out Laura’s beautiful creations here.

For more information on Personal Branding Sessions :

FLATTENING THE CURVE – A FaceTime Portrait

FLATTENING THE CURVE – A FaceTime Portrait

A couple cuddling on a couch.

Flattening the curve. It’s the latest hot topic these days. Otherwise known as “staying home” and “social distancing”. We never heard of these terms before but now they are just a natural part of our everyday vocabulary. What other topic is there to speak about it seems other than COVID19. We are living through a pandemic that most of us never could have imagined.

Young woman sitting on sofa

In one month our lives have drastically changed. Many of us are out of work, hopefully only temporarily, but time will tell. Our kids are out of school and trying to continue their studies on-line as parents try their hands at home schooling. Businesses deemed non-essential have closed their doors and those that are open have implemented safe shopping practices. We are told to self-isolate in our homes with our immediate families only and not to go out unless absolutely necessary. We honour and support our newest heroes…the health care workers working tirelessly day and night. But let us not forget all those others who are working frontlines keeping us fed and safe.

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But most of all we just want to know when things will get back to normal. When can we see our family and friends and just give them a giant hug. As a photographer who cannot hold any sessions, I have a unique opportunity to document these isolating family times not through my beloved DSLR but through the magic of FaceTime. Who ever would have thought you could take family portraits through virtual technology. But when times are tough you resort to drastic measures.

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I have been holding FaceTime calls with my subjects and spend some time learning the light in their homes and directing them into some basic poses. Then when I’m ready, I get to take the photo from my end. I think the results are a fun, light hearted way to document the times. It’s keeping me happy until we can all get back to some kind of normal life.

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a couple sitting by window playing chess
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Let’s remember these moments one FaceTime portrait at a time! Keep healthy and safe!

You can contact me at (416)200-5786 or lisa@lisapacephotography.com for more information.

Fine Art Photo Session | Toronto Portrait Photographer

  

 

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY  is defined as photography created with a vision in mind with the goal to express that vision or emotion. Portraits tend to be more moody and soulful and creatively designed.

 

WANTED: CHILDREN AGED 6-12 YEARS OLD FOR FINE ART PHOTO SESSIONS

 

I have always been attracted to these soulful portraits but have not taken the time to really shoot them. So I thought I’d take some time during these winter months to do a special project and create some personal visions.

 

 With that in mind, I am currently looking for models. I require children aged 6-12 years old. Clothing is an essential part of these photos so I will be working with parents to either use items your child already has or I will be providing clothing and props.

 

I will be using these photos for a new portfolio I want to build, so the images will be displayed in my studio, my website and my social media sites.

For your time, you will receive a complementary photo session (45-60 min) and a $100 product credit.

If you are interested, please fill out an application HERE.  

Thank you so much!

Lisa