Category Archives: Portraits

People say we have a special gift relating to them. What ever it is we enjoy making their portraits.

Calgary Portrait Photographers –

HOT OFF THE PRESS! Look at our brand new Show-Off Storybook.  Images displayed as metallic photographs. And includes a cool new designer case. Congratulations on your 15th Anniversary Wendy and Steve (and Megan). (Touch on the box in the lower … Continue reading

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Family Ties

It was special to meet little Kao.  His mom has had many challenges, but now he is here and is such a happy little guy.  We were thrilled to finally see him in real time (not on Facebook), and cuddle … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 2013

Another year is coming to a close, and it’s time to look back and reflect on what we’ve accomplished in the past twelve months. Our illusions community is stronger than ever, and some of the accomplishments of the past year … Continue reading

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engagement photography – Christine and Jesse – Autumn e-session – weddings

We are looking forward to next July when Christine and Jesse exchange vows in the beautiful mountain town of Banff.  I loved how she described her wedding theme – rustic and celtic.  They love the outdoors (Christine’s passion and work) … Continue reading

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Nostalgia at it’s Finest – Look At How They’ve Grown!   I wonder how many pro photographers can boast that they’ve photographed the same family every year for 25 years?  It has been gratifying to be embraced by this family. … Continue reading

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Michaela was a willing model for this Pin Up shoot.  Styled in the 50’s, it’s a crazy craze that’s caught on.  We have more ideas! Stay tuned.

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“People of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them.  They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo da Vinci At illusions studio inc., we pride ourselves in creating polished headshots for a variety of Calgary’s professions … Continue reading

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SALVATORE & ROSA – 50 YEARS – by L. Brookwell

It was a heart-warming story that began 50 years ago, in 1963.  Sam told the story at the reception party,  celebrating with their three children, spouses, grandchildren and friends.  Prego Cucina Italiana Restaurant, owned by one of their godsons, was … Continue reading

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MEMORY LANE- Musings by L.L. Brookwell

Talk about a walk down Memory Lane!  A lot happens in 25 years. DID YOU KNOW THAT WE HAVE… …captured the wedding memories of over 1,000 couples? …captured the personalities of over 3,000 kids? …photographed some famous people including our … Continue reading

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How An Artist Captures An Artist – CHARACTER STUDY – Joan MacLeod- Maker of Art

We had the privilege of creating a character study of Joan MacLeod, Calgary artist and instructor extraordinaire. We discovered during our time with Joan that she is an extraordinary woman, period.  The story leading up the photoshoot goes like this:  … Continue reading

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