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Vancity Vendor:
L’Estelle Photography

April 27th, 2012 by Jeannine

Vancity Vendor: L'Estelle Photography

Annie Chang Annie Chang is known for her bridal hair and makeup work under her company ACMakeup, but she’s got something else up her sleeve! Art and photography have always been two of her passions so she decided to combine them into a craft that she loves, which also empowers women at the same time. Boudoir photography was the answer.

L’Estelle Photography offers boudoir/glamour packages to suit each client’s budget. They start as low as $300, with a 2 hour personalized photo session and a private online gallery for proofing. If price is an issue, Annie also offers trial packages instead of the regular options. Products like prints, digital files, albums, and canvases are available for order as well, so you can have a keepsake of this unique experience. Photoshoots occur at their Surrey L'Estelle Photography studio or on location, if preferred. Annie likes to run boudoir marathons from time to time as well so be sure to check her website or Facebook page to find out when her next event will be.

Annie says it’s important for her to always be inspired since her work is very creative. She attends workshops and reads up on photography forums in order to stay up to date with the latest trends and techniques.

She stresses the importance of a great client/photographer connection, especially in this line of work. Each session is catered to everyone’s individual personality and preferences so that they will be more comfortable. She’s open to giving advice before and during the shoot, and will respect your decisions on how revealing you want your shoot to be… so you have nothing to worry about!

Updated March 19, 2014

L’Estelle Photography now offers wedding photography!

Annie’s wedding packages start at $2,100 and includes 6 hours of coverage, a pre-wedding shoot at 1 location and $200 of wedding album credit. A la carte services may also be booked, with ceremony only packages starting at $1,800. Here’s a look at some of her recent wedding work. To inquire about her wedding services, visit her website here.

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A Few Words With Annie…

L'Estelle Photography Why did you want to become a boudoir photographer?
“After my trainings at UBC, I went to Blanche Macdonald and became a freelance makeup artist at ACMakeup. I love making every woman to look and feel beautiful, but I found a lot of ladies are insecure, especially with their bodies. Our goal, through the intimate boudoir sessions, is to make every women feel empowered and sexy, and to have fun and enjoy themselves at the same time. It is very important to love ourselves, and be able to look at our bodies and say, I feel confident, and I am beautiful.

What sets you apart from others in the same field?
“Having a fine arts and makeup background, recognizing and capturing the best angles of every lady come naturally.  For each session, I make sure every client look their best for the camera, and offer on-site makeup and hair touch-ups if necessary. We also offer specialty beauty makeup and hair styling, by artists from the ACMakeup team.”

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How would you describe your shooting and photo editing style?
“L’Estelle Photography is a fusion of expression and beauty. We are inspired by both the Western photojournalism and Asian soft and dreamy style; the overall feel of our images are romantic, yet vivid. All the photos are done with detailed beauty retouching; I am very specific in making every detail perfect.”

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L'Estelle Photography How do you make clients feel comfortable during the shoot?
“The goal for L’Estelle Photography is to create unique, elegant, and sexy portraits for all female clients in a private, cheerful, and casual environment. For every photo session, our priority is to make the clients feel comfortable and have fun; we look our best when we are relaxed! Although most ladies tend to be shy in the beginning of the sessions, I have a very friendly and bubbly personality to open them up. I can be quite animated when demonstrating poses and the ladies would start to feel at ease and not as nervous. I make it fun so it is like a girl’s night out.”

What do you enjoy most about your job?
“The part I enjoy the most about being a photographer is that I get to make beautiful images for people, knowing these images will make them happy. I love how I get to develop long-term friendships with my clients after every session.”

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If you had one piece of advice for a bride and groom, what would it be?
“If I am to give a piece of advice for brides and grooms, it would be to make everyday a new experience for your significant other. We all love surprises, don’t we?”

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To contact Annie, visit her website.
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