My shoot with Canadian country band Runaway Angel couldn't have landed on a more perfect summer day. We worked on location at a beautiful piece of property just outside of Toronto. Since then these photos have graced the cover of their single "Run Angel Run" and were used in an ad campaign for the single on billboards and bus stops across Canada. I'm a big believer in these ladies and can't wait to see where their career goes!
Hair & Makeup by: Denise Dupont
Styling by: Cadence Grace
Composer Adrian Ellis.
Michelle Treacy is a young Ottawa based artist who recently signed with Sony Music Canada. We were introduced to co-write some songs together and I was immediately struck by her unfairly gorgeous long locks, stunning face and wild personality and decided I had to shoot her! Keep an ear out for her music!
Makeup by: Aisosa S. Eholor
Hair by: Allecia Wilson
Carleton Stone is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Cape Breton, NS. We've been good friends and musical collaborators since 2011 and I was happy to get the opportunity to take some portraits of him in my studio.
"Emma-Lee is formidable to the max and is a true professional. The photos she took of me were amazing and used in such press outlets like the Toronto Star."
- Julian Taylor
Hair & Makeup: Erin Winn
Styling: Alexis Honce
I've been friends with Hill Kourkoutis for many years and was so thrilled to be asked to shoot for her project "Hill and the Sky Heroes". Hill came in with a strong vision and I had a great time experimenting with a projector, capturing a wide range of looks and emotion. I think she is truly one of the most beautiful women I've known, inside and out. Check her out!
"Emma-Lee is an absolute joy to work with! Normally I find photo shoots to be a daunting process but as a fellow artist, she has a deep understanding of how to make the experience comfortable and enjoyable while capturing your character in a photograph. I would use her over and over again!"
- Hill Kourkoutis
Hair & Makeup by: Stella Margaritis
Stacey Kaniuk was looking to re-vamp her image from "cute" to knockout! Inspired by a little Amy Winehouse and a dash of Paloma Faith I think we succeeded in creating a strong and sexy look that was still a little playful, like Stacey is. Check out her hot new single "Heartbeat" now!
Hair & Makeup by: Erin Winn
When Toronto based singer/songwriter Wendy Lands got in touch she had a strong vision for her album art. She wanted to do a two-part photo shoot, half in-studio, half on-location. We captured the essence of her album title "Altitude" on a downtown Toronto rooftop right near Yonge and Dundas. For the studio shoot, we paid homage to Faye Dunaway and the classic studio portraits of the 60's.
"Emma-Lee made me feel like I was in great hands, was open to and encouraged all kinds of creative input and ideas. She has a wonderful way of relating to the artist, made me feel at home and safe, two very important things when getting photos done!"
Makeup by: Erin Winn
I've had the pleasure of photographing The Donefors since 2007. With each new shoot they die a new and more disturbing death...but then they come back to life and make more music, thank goodness!
This was a photo shoot for Julie's album "Counting Dreams" which went on to be nominated for a Juno Award in 2015! It's a very special album and I highly recommend getting a copy!
Mike and I have done a few shoots together, ramping up towards the release of his new record "Have I Ever Loved". We wanted to spend time exploring different possible visuals and I appreciated Mike's willingness for a little trial and error. Visuals, like music, can be produced so many ways. The first thing isn't always the right thing. Eventually the image we settled on for the cover is the first one you see here and I think we nailed it! I'm a big fan of Mike's music - have a listen!
"I worked with Emma-Lee on three shoots and she brought so much to the table creatively. Not only does she take striking shots, but she helps you realize what your own vision is, and then she stays focused on bringing that out in the images. Talented gal!!"
Nina wanted photos that were dreamy and whimsical for her album "Let The Wind Carry You Away". i
Jill Barber is an award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and has one of the most beautiful faces I've ever photographed! We had a blast shooting these playful vintage inspired press shots.
I've had the pleasure of shooting Shannon Butcher many times over the years and she's always been one of my favourite faces.
It was impossible to take a bad photo of this beauty Sophie Milman. We collaborated on this shoot for her album "In The Moonlight".
Karen came to me as a client in 2007. Little did I know 8 years later we'd be best friends and she'd be producing my music. Here's a few shoots we've done over the years!