My First Post of 2018 - Ivory + Gold Photography

My first post of 2018.

 

For the past few months, I haven't been really active, but at the same time active on my social media. I've been active in the sense that I follow and support all my friends as much as I can, whether it be updates on their life, sharing their incredible art or even supporting their business. I've been inactive in the sense that I've been neglecting my social media and my website. No, not because I'm lazy - but because I've been working on some big changes and a slight "refresh" of my brand that I thought it made sense to stop posting on IG, stop blogging and even updating my website so that I can prepare everything behind the scenes.

There has been a post I've seen a couple times on FB that has been on my mind which is - "don't wait til 2018 to make your goals! If you have goals - get to them right away, otherwise they're just excuses!" I can see the reasoning behind that, but I am one of those people that tell myself I will start drinking more water starting next Monday. I admit I am one of those people that need extra push of selecting a "start date" instead of right away - because to me, it feels like I'm getting a fresh start. Sometimes - when we set goals, we may not achieve them 100%; We may get distracted, beat ourselves up for it - but that symbolic day of waiting until Monday (start of the work week), or first of the month, or even the new year - is just my way of telling myself, hey it's ok you failed previously, take that time to recharge and start fresh again when you're ready. That brief pause in time really helps me build up the hype and motivation within myself to set out on my goals whether it be a new one or an old one.

2017 proved to be a successful one as my photography has really gained a lot of momentum. 2018, I have even bigger things planned. I hope we all continue to support one another and I wish everyone a fantastic year!

Get ready for my (subtle) social media mini makeover - because there are some shoots that I have been so fortunate to have been a part of. I'e been working behind the scenes with new changes to my website, even all of my future blog posts and IG posts that I will be rolling out starting today.

To kick off my first post - here's a teaser video clip from one of our styled shoots we did this past fall with an amazing team. Video was shot and edited by Elisa Le and Stan Garcia.

Blog post to come shortly with the my images from this shoot. Be sure to follow me for updates!

 

CREDITS:

 

Photographer:  @_ivoryandgold_

Model:  @claudiabakehouse

Dresses:  @parkandfifthco

Hair and Custom Headpieces:  @claraleungdesigns

Makeup:  @adajunmakeup

Jewellery:  @houseofmax

Florals:  @sodangguut

Videographers:  @elleesah and @backyard__visuals

Music: 'Taken' by Young Summer

Ellements Magazine: October 2018 Issue - "La Belle" - Part 1

Finally! The October Issue is released and I am so happy to share our romantic editorialwith Ellements magazine. This truly was one of my favourite shoots to date. We tend to do our shoots last minute with no more than 2 weeks to plan. Definitely very stressful, yet somehow each of our creative shoots keep getting better and better.... and.... for those who are following my blog - I will be giving myself a pat on the back for not taking half a year to blog one post! This is an accomplishment. Lately, I've had so many amazing opportunities and with a full time job, and non-stop editing and shooting it's been extremely taxing. (not complaining though because I wouldn't trade it for the world)  :) Just last week, I was asked to be part of a styled shoot that will be coming up on Saturday, October 21st. We will be updating our IG stories... possibly do Live FB/IG? What do you think? Be sure to follow for updates! Will be posting a part 2 to this series shortly :)

 

The wonderful team that made all this possible (click on name for Instagram):

Photographer: Myself

Model: Emily Maddison with Lexington Models

Makeup Artist: Ada Jun

Hair Stylist: Clara Leung

Wardrobe Stylist: Siman Heer for Revossa Fashion

Publication: Ellements Magazine

 

Ellements Magazine: September 2017 Issue - "Femme Féroce"

Hi Everyone,

I admit - I am terrible at blogging. Maybe my 2018 new year's goal? I went on this incredible journey as a photographer 5 years ago - met so many amazing people along the way and fostered many great relationships. When I heard that our editorial got accepted in one of New York's fastest rowing publication - I was ecstatic! I always admire all the talent that they feature and could not believe that I was even considered a part of this. 

This editorial has been one of my favourite ones we put together. Pushed through different changes of looks in a short amount of time. This shoot stars my favourite makeup artist, partner and friend. So sad that you are going to Toronto, but happy that you are continuing your dream. 

Oh - not to mention - I also attempted a very poor attempt at video. Still super proud of myself though - self-taught video editing by watching 8 hours of youtube to make a 30 second clip. I think that will be my next adventure :) I'll post it in the next post!

The wonderful team that made all this possible (click on name for Instagram):

Photographer: Myself

Model: Emily Maddison with Lexington Models

Makeup Artist: Ada Jun

Hair Stylist: Clara Leung

Wardrobe Stylist: Siman Heer for Revossa Fashion

Publication: Ellements Magazine

Feedback is alway welcomed and encouraged! I hope you choose to follow my work because I promise lots of good things coming :)

- Juliette

BTS: Romantic Industrial Glam Wedding

Our first BTS Video shot by the talented Natasha Chang. Finally started my youtube channel. I have plans to start recording more BTS of my shoots and offer tutorial videos of how I edit! So be sure to subscribe by clicking 'HERE'

Finally get to share this styled shoot we did a couple months ago that is now featured on Fab You Bliss. It took 16 incredible vendors to make this all happen. <3 Thank you to Joryli Romijn and her wonderful partner Raylene at The Bright Lights as the event coordinator to help share in my vision and making this one of the most grand styled shoots, I'ver shot. To all the amazing vendors who truly brought so much talent and effort into this shoot.

First Photographer:

www.juliettephotography.ca
https://www.facebook.com/ivoryandgoldweddings

Second Photographer
Athereum Photography
www.aethereumphotography.com

Videographer:
Natasha Chang
www.instagram.com/change.scenes

Event Planner/Coordinator
The Bright Lights Event
http://www.thebrightlights.ca/#about

Venue and props:
Revamp Furniture Garage
http://www.revampfurnituregarage.com/

Makeup:
Eva Terez Beauty
www.evaterezbeauty.com

Hair:
Lift Hair Lounge
https://www.instagram.com/lifthairlounge/

Model:
John Casablancas International Model Management
http://www.jcvancouver.com
Emily M. for JC Models

Model:
John Casablancas International Model Management
http://www.jcvancouver.com
Mariah F. for JC Models

Florals:
The Flower Monologues
https://www.facebook.com/The-Flower-Monologues-29992056016…/

Cake: 
Lynn Cakes
www.instagram.com/lynn_cake

Jewellery:
The Borrowed Collection
www.theborrowedcollection.com

Dresses Designer:
Little Pink Dress
www.littlepinkdress.ca

Floral Chandelier and style
Adorn Event Rentals
www.adorneventrentals.com

Table Decor and Style: 
Divine Decor
http://ddecor.ca/

Calligraphy:
Maurelle Calligraphy
www.hellomaurelle.com

Modern City Holiday Wedding

In the beginning of 2016, we put together a really special styled wedding shoot that was published in spring for  Fab You Bliss. Since it was Spring, this gorgeous holiday series was hidden away and I happened to stumble upon it again. 

This shoot was taken at the beautiful Wedgewood Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. 

It marks my very first styled wedding shoot that I had put together with such a fabulous team. This shoot was so important because it was the start of some good partnerships, and friendships. 

The modern open back dress was the highlight of the shoot, not to mention our beautiful model Kristen L from Wilhelmenia Models. 

Wishing everyone, the happiest Holiday with all your loved ones and everything you could hope for. :

 

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Photographer: Ivory + Gold Weddings | Design and Decor: Jillian Nicole Designs | Second Shooter: Jonathan Desmond Photography | Design and Decor: Joy Yu | Model: Kristin Linkletter for Wilhelmina Models | Hair Stylist: Lift Hair Lounge | Apparel: Little Pink Dress | Jewelry: Olive and Piper | Personal Stylist: Stephanie Murga | Floral Designer: The Heart Company | Makeup Artist: Vivian Jun Makeup Artistry | Accomodations: Wedgewood Hotel & Spa | Calligrapher: Written Word Calligraphy