Edmonton Family Portrait - Micaela & Lexi

Our portraiture is all about the story of each person we capture; Micaela and Lexi are no exception and as far as family goes - well, you can't get much closer than this:

"I used to work at a shelter and would work with problem dogs. One day while walking through the shelter I saw Lexi. She was scared, hiding in the back of the kennel but looking into her big icy blue eyes, it was almost love at first sight! I found out that she was probably going to be euthanized as she wasn't fit for adoption since she had been a stray until she came to the shelter. She wouldn't let anyone near her without barking and lunging but I knew I had to do something, so I insisted on taking her home to foster her. It didn't take long for her to take to me, we had a connection almost immediately. Although it took some time and a ton of hard work (and lot's of love) eventually she developed trust, even with strangers and she became the biggest sweetheart ever! I fell so in love with her that I had to foster fail and keep her. Now she is my ever-faithful companion!"

~ Benamoz

Edmonton Best Family Portaiture - Benamoz

Let's Go Back to the Attic - by Benamoz

Our "Let's Go Back to the Attic" project is officially underway!  We are working with various wonderful folks in the Alberta region who are making this historical project a success and we are loving the creativity and range of endless possibilities! Clients have stepped-up, from close-knit families with children, to couples with a love of vintage, to historical society's getting involved, we have had an influx of truly wonderful and creative collaborations on board for our Photography Series!

As one who grew up on a small farm and now living in the city (albeit one could call it an urban farm) I am still drawn to the 'simple life' - it still speaks to me. There is something about living this way, without modern distractions, "things" to take me away from what I genuine long to do - which of course, is to create!

“Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning sun can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem, or saying a prayer.” 
― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The idea behind this series is first to gather and capture the relationship between people/family members and second, to hold true to as detailed a background and props of any historical era as closely as possible.

If you would like to get involved in our project, visit this link and fill out our super-quick form: http://www.photographybybenamoz.com/lets-go-to-the-attic - we would love to see your creative ideas and collaborate!

~ Carrie, Producer/Studio Manager of Benamoz

Bathed in Light ~ Portrait by Benamoz

"Like pictures in a storybook one loved as a child... Radiant meadows, mountains vaporous in the trembling distance; leaves ankle-deep on a gusty autumn road; bonfires and fog in the valleys" Quote by Donna Tartt

Always, I am drawn to Black and White images, in fact, most of my sessions I shoot in black & white (AND color) as it is easier to differentiate the lights and the darks (not to mention more pleasing to look at) on the back of the camera. When I take the images into post, they come up in both since I shoot in Raw and JPG. 

Here, I took our client over to a shaded area and saw the light filter through the trees. I love the natural gesture, the pose (but not posed) was so important in this image. Needless to say I kept the image in black and white as the light played around my subject. With many of my subjects time is spent outside of shooting to draw out the natural gesture, I take the time to encourage coaching on not posing - yes, this is VITAL to my photography! 

~ Benamoz

 

 

Edmonton Best Portrait Photography

Delicacy by Benamoz

As I wade a stream, I think wordlessly of where to cast the fly. Sometimes a difference of inches is the difference between catching a fish and not. When the fly I've cast is on the water, my attention is riveted to it. I watch the fly calmly and attentively so that when the fish strikes, I strike. Then, the line tightens, the playing of the fish begins, and time stands still. Fishing, like photography, is an art that calls forth intelligence, concentration, and delicacy." ~ quote by Ansel Adams


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"Delicacy" by Benamoz

"Delicacy" by Benamoz

Edmonton - My Best Headshot and Actor Portfolio Photo Session Experiences ~ by Benamoz

I have had the good fortune of working with many actors and models throughout Edmonton, NYC and LA, but just a few stand out in my mind as the more memorable.

"Erin", a fantastic singer was invited to sing as Josh Groban's singing partner in Vancouver. She needed a portfolio created with a variety of headshots and artistic-style imagery that stood out from others.  Naturally, with her fair hair and my obsession of the 'run-down', her session was chalk-full of a few great locations and some wonderful gesture.  Erin was a joy to photograph and had some great stories along the way!

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This gal had some great ideas for apparel and contrast of costume and design. We found that some of her best gesture stemmed from little to be worn at all!

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Our lovely model from Russia desired photographs to build her portfolio and those big brown eyes were only complemented in a white background.  Showing her hands are all a part of the gesture!

 

Benamoz Russian Model

Benamoz Russian Model

Our gesture models desired photos to add to their portfolio together as a couple on the beaches of LA and were an absolute joy to photograph!  See more about their session here

Benamoz Models LA

Benamoz Models LA

Morgan, a wonderful model in Edmonton wanted a few images that stood out in her portfolio. We added some black and white imagery that explored her range of gesture, adding interest and made for an interesting day in various locations. Natural light was used in this image, subtle, yet soft.  Morgan was a wonderful model 

Benamoz Edmonton Model Portfolio

Benamoz Edmonton Model Portfolio

This interesting fellow needed imagery that showcased his best assets - his piercings!  We had a chat about his goals and desires, and his dream in LA was to make it on TV.  Last I saw, he did make it on a show highlighting his many piercings.  

Benamoz Gesture Photography

Benamoz Gesture Photography

"Maria" was an absolute wonder to work with.  She wanted photographs of herself that were full of creativity in a fine art muse-style session.  We were amazed at her range of gesture and as a result of her comfort and her own creativity, many images were created just from the sheer joy and interest in the arts.  Here she portrays a dark look, surrounded by darks.  What an excellent model - a joy to work with! 

Benamoz Model Session

Benamoz Model Session

These are just a few snippets of features from some of my more interesting headshot/portfolio sessions.  My interest in creating portfolios has grown into creating wonderful and interesting works for my clients and working outside of the studio. I find this is where most of the natural gesture comes from - where my clients may be at their most comfortable. I have created a new package speaking to this for a half-day session in various locations and my clients are loving it!  Book your own session here! 

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Benamoz

Benamoz Commercial Work

Benamoz Commercial Work

Headshot Photography - Edmonton, NYC & LA

A few samples of creative headshot work - a little variety of high and low key images.  Contact us to book your session in Edmonton, NYC & LA!

Red Riding Hood ~ #KelbyOne

Just a quick post to show my latest photo voted as Photo of the Week on KelbyOne.  This was a great shoot, a ton of fun with our model Micaela.  I used the Elinchrom system with a large beauty dish for this shot.  A special thanks to our model!

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Fashion Portrait ~ Photography by Benamoz Ltd. - Portrait of the Week on KelbyOne.

New York City Model Session

New York Model Session:  Photography by Benamoz Just a few images from my rooftop NYC Model Session!  Special thanks to our model Nicole for a job well done.

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Model Session - NYC May 2014-7

A special thanks to 5th Floor Studios in Queens for their fantastic location.

Wonderful space and fantastic rooftop view!  Highly recommended team and wonderful to work with!

~ Benamoz

Gorgeous Pre-Wedding Session by Benamoz

There are some absolutely outstanding engagement sessions that truly stand out.  This one in particular, a super-sweet couple, divinely in love, draws you in with their ease in front of the camera and with each other.  Our locations were, to say the least, outstanding! Our day started out a a train museum, followed by some time in rural/remote areas.  By far, this is one of my favorite engagements.  Congrats to you both, Corey & Christine.  Wishing you the very best in your future together!

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See the entire Engagement Session at www.photographybybenamoz.com or their romantic video here!