A Mid-Winter Night’s Dream

Inspired by the current winter season and Shakespeare’s A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, this fashion/beauty shoot creates, as the name suggests, a dream-like scene, where faeries and nymphs play in the snow.

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Glowing in Red

This small shoot features the beautiful and talented Sydney Blaire, who not only modelled but did the makeup for the shoot.

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Though you would think Lauren is a professional model, her day job is actually being the Manager of the Learning and Teaching Office at Ryerson University. This natural bombshell had never modelled before, but she came before the camera like she was born to it.

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Sydney – Environmental Portrait

This environmental portrait features the lovely Sydney Blaire portraying two sides to her dancing, her favourite styles, contemporary and hip hop.

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These photographs, made for my Advanced Portrait Photography class, form part of a basic foundation-building assignment. Photographed using a single strobe in the studio, they show a basic understanding of Butterfly and Rembrandt lighting. Only the first two images were used for the assignment, the rest were some favourite take-outs.

A big thank you to my gorgeous friend Madonna, who never complains, no matter how many lights I flash in her face.

Fallen From Grace

Photographer: Amanda Isusi Ugalde

Makeup: Amanda Isusi Ugalde

Assistant: Alicia Crisis

Model: Madonna Dennis

Inspired by Sam Goodridge’s Flightless, this work features a fallen angel, mourning the loss of her wings.

Fallen From Grace


Inspired by Sam Goodridge’s Flightless, this work features a fallen angel, mourning the loss of her wings.


In-Between is a portrait of my sister which I made for my Advanced Studio Lighting class. I decided to focus on her, in her room, because she is at a stage now where she is no longer a child, not yet a teen. An undefined stage that is not easily seen, there are always slight clues. My sister’s room is obviously the room of a little girl, there are toys and plushies as far as the eyes can see, and yet the focus is on her tablet, and the purple hairband has been thrown unceremoniously onto the bed. She is growing up and changing, but we refuse to accept it.


This project is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, Thumbelina. More specifically, it is inspired by the 1994 movie of the same name, produced by Warner Brothers. In the story, an old woman is unable to have children, so she asks a fairy to help her. The fairy gives her a seed to plant, and from this is born a small maiden, no bigger than a thumb. The girl is unhappy being the only person her size, but after various adventures, she finds her place beside a fairy Prince, growing wings after he proposes and they kiss. At the moment of my photograph, Thumbelina has just found out about the existence of fairies from a book her mother has read. She asks for her book to be left with her when she goes to sleep. After her mother is gone, she begins to wonder what it would be like to find other people her size.