HEADSHOTS-Milton

Looking for a headshot photographer? I’d love to talk to you! I have been taking headshots for actors, models, dancers, fitness coaches and corporate professionals for years, and am constantly working to bring you the BEST quality headshot (and/or portrait!)! Here’s a little bit about what happens when you book a headshot session with me!

  1. First of all, I start off with a consultation (on the phone, or by email). I find out what my clients would like and need: the purpose of their headshots, how quickly they will need them, the style they are interested in, and where they would like to do the headshots-in studio or at an outdoor location-or both! Once the appointment is booked, I consult with my clients regarding how to prepare for the session, including hair and makeup (if necessary), skin, clothing (very important!), nails, etc…
  2. On the day of the headshot session, I take a look at the clothing my clients have brought and we discuss the plan for the session! Some clients are a little nervous when they first arrive, especially if they have never had a photo shoot before. Trust me… this only lasts for a minute! As soon as we start taking photographs my clients learn that they can relax and feel right at home! During the photo shoot, I work with professional equipment, including full frame DSLRs, professional L-series lenses, strobes (used in combination with natural light), as well as a variety of backdrops. Yes, I have excellent equipment, but don’t ever judge a photographer by their equipment. As Ansel Adams once said, “The single most important component of a camera is the twelves inches behind it”. I work extremely hard at constantly developing my skills and ensuring I am going to deliver top quality results. I also know exactly how to work with my subjects to get the best possible results for them…through proper posing, smiles (or no smiles!), how to look at the camera to connect with the eyes, where to place the hands, paying attention to the chin, etc… Getting to this point has taken a lot of hard work: through studying the work of the masters of photography, reading, taking courses, and most of all…taking thousands (and thousands!) of photographs of clients that have helped build my skills to where they are today.
  3. After the session, I provide my clients with their strongest 30+ proofs which are presented to them in a password protected online gallery. Often my clients do a great job at selecting their top headshots…but sometimes they need help. I consult with my clients to help them select their strongest photographs to be used in their portfolios or on their social media/websites, ensuring they have a variety of looks and styles. If clients are applying to a talent agency, I like to know which agency it is, as some have specific headshot requirements.
  4. Finally, a thorough edit takes place. I work extremely hard at my retouching skills with Adobe Photoshop to bring you a beautiful, natural edit that doesn’t scream Photoshop! (A common mistake to make while editing is to OVER SOFTEN the skin by being too heavy handed at techniques such as frequency separation, or by using a one size fits all filter, which gets rid of all definition in the skin, including the pores, and gives it an unnatural glowing effect. I edit the skin in a way that gets rid of blemishes and uneven skin tone, reduces the appearance of wrinkles (if necessary), enhances colours, but still makes the person look like themselves. Photos are delivered to clients via download on a password protected site, where they may share them with talent agencies.

There is so much that goes into a great headshot session! I’m very proud to say that my clients have used their headshots when applying to talent agencies all across the GTA… This is very important, because nobody wants to waste their time and money in a headshot session, only to find out the photographer didn’t have the skills necessary to produce a quality headshot that would be accepted by agencies.

For more information on my photography, or to book a headshot session with me, please contact me at girouxantonia@gmail.com or by phoning/texting me at (647) 287-4404.

Portrait Sessions-Kristin

Recently I have done several collaborations with a wonderful makeup artist/hair stylist from Milton-“Arisel Beauty”. These sessions are so much fun, as they allow us to get really creative with hair, makeup, posing, clothing, etc!  Here are a few shots of Kristin!

Corporate and actor / modelling headshots|Milton Oakville Burlington Mississauga

Time to update your headshots? I would love to work with you! Your headshot sessions can be indoors with studio and natural lighting, or outdoors, in a natural setting. Corporate headshot sessions require just 30 minutes ($175, including your favourite 5 digital files), and you are welcome to do a change of top to mix things up a bit! If you wish to book a full hour to provide for more poses/clothing changes, etc, my rate is $275 and includes your favourite 10 images.

For more information, please send me an email at girouxantonia@gmail.com!

 

Child model and actor headshots| Milton Oakville Mississauga

Are you interested in getting your child into modelling or acting, but not sure where to begin? Well, first of all, they will require some headshots! You will also have to check out different agencies around the GTA, to see which one is the best fit for you, make an appointment and then proceed with the application. I have worked with clients who have been signed with Sherrida, Carolyn’s Kids, Kamera Talent, Minor Details among others.

During my headshot sessions, I will work with your child to develop a variety of headshots/portraits with different looks; by varying the backgrounds, clothing, as well as facial expressions and poses. It’s important to capture some natural looks, to try to bring out their personality, rather than having fake, “cheesy” smiles!

I have two packages for headshots: the basic package is $175 +hst and includes a 30 minute session as well as your favourite 5 digital files. The portrait package is $275 +hst and includes a 60 minute session and your favourite 10 digital files. The difference is really that the second session would allow you more time for creating different looks for your portfolio. I work with professional equipment (of course!), and a combination of natural and studio lighting in order to create the best looks for your child.

If you are interested in getting some headshots/portraits taken for your child (or yourself!), please drop me a line! Also, I highly recommend that you check out my Instagram page for my most recent work…I update it MUCH more frequently than my website!  I can be reached at 647-287-4404 or by email at girouxantonia@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

Antonia

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate Headshots| Milton Oakville Mississauga

Many of my corporate clients come to me for headshots, having put off the process for a long time, and quite often dreading the idea of having headshots taken. Well, after the sessions, they frequently let me know that it was a fun, easy going and pretty painless process! A headshot session with me will take about 30 minutes, and I always try to get a variety of looks: different backgrounds, poses, smiles and more serious looks, and of course a change of clothing as well in order to provide a little variety! My headshot sessions are $175 + hst, and include your favourite 5 digital files which are professionally edited. If you are interested in seeing a gallery of my work, please check out my Instagram page, where I post much more frequently than on my website! If you are interested in booking a session with me, I’d love to meet you! For the next several months, you can take advantage of having beautiful outdoor shots with a blurred background. Please call or text me at 647-287-4404 for more information or send me an email at girouxantonia@gmail.com!

Child Actor Headshots|Milton Oakville Mississauga Toronto

When this little girl came into my studio for her actor headshots, I knew it would be so much fun to work with her! She was completely comfortable (and super cute) in front of the camera…and it’s no wonder, given her experience in acting and having two parents in the film industry! Can’t wait to see her work one day!

For more information on my headshot sessions or to book an appointment, please contact me at girouxantonia@gmail.com. (And feel free to check out more of my work on my Instagram page, which I update fairly regularly!)

Actor Headshots| Milton Mississauga Oakville Toronto

Loved working with this talented (and beautiful) girl! We did a variety of looks for her, using different backgrounds, both studio and natural window lighting, and of course several changes of clothing! The whole process took under an hour and she had her final edited shots within a few days! If you are interested in having a look at more of my work, please check out my Instagram page (@antoniagiroux) which gets updated with new portraits on a regular basis! I am available for headshot sessions evenings and weekends. Please contact me at girouxantonia@gmail.com for more information!

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Portrait Photography| Milton

Earlier this year I was asked by Jameel (senior stylist and owner of Jameel De Stefano Salon & Spa in Milton) if I would be interested in photographing their hair models, prior to their annual White Party and fashion show, which I gladly accepted! It was a fantastic (and very busy) day, with a team of 5 stylists and makeup artists preparing 16 awesome hair models for the event!

Here are some of the portraits, categorized by stylist:

Hair-Jameel de Stefano; Makeup-Luke Skrzek

Hair-Sierra Stewart; Makeup-Luke Skrzek

Hair and makeup-Farah Ebadi

 

Hair-Nancy Fernandes; Makeup-Luke Skrzek

 

Fall Family Sessions| Milton Oakville Burlington Mississauga

It’s hard to believe September is already here…evenings are starting to get cooler, it’s back to school in just a few short days, and before you know it the leaves are going to start changing!

I am going to be offering a reduced family rate for Fall sessions (continued from late summer…). Packages will be $200 for a 30 minute session, and will include your favourite 10 digital files as well as three beautiful 8×10 prints. Possible locations will include Kelso Conservation Park, Crawford Lake, Lowville Park as well as Mill Pond in Milton. Sessions will be available both evenings and weekends. (This package can also be used for engagement photography, pets or personal portraiture.)

Here are some samples of my Fall Photography. For more information or to book a session, please contact me at girouxantonia@gmail.com.

Actor Headshots| Milton Burlington Oakville Mississauga Toronto

There are some people who are just naturals in front of the camera, and this young actor was certainly that! From the very first shot, he was relaxed and responded very well to my prompts! The whole session took about 30 minutes, and in that time we went through 4 different shirt changes, several changes of location/background, as well as many different poses. This is important, especially for a model/actor, since the agencies are going to want to see a variety of photos. Here are a few of the final results! (Did I mention how much I enjoyed working with him?!)

For more information on my headshot or portrait sessions, please contact me at girouxantonia@gmail.com.