My little sister | Toronto Glamour Photographer

Back in November I had a client scheduled in and their model didn’t show. It was to be a shoot over two days, so the entire shoot was cancelled. Given that the space was already booked and paid for, I decided to make the most of the situation.

I text my little sister and asked if she wanted to come to Toronto for a sleepover, and model for some photos the next day. The next day was a school day, (yes, I know, bad big sister encouraging her to skip school, right?) so I figured it might be a hard sell. The thing you need to know about my sister is that she LOVES school. To my utter delight and surprise she responded right away with a big YES.

When I was in college for photography my sister used to let me photograph her all the time. She loved being in front of the camera. She was quite the little ham. But as she grew up, she started to HATE having her photo taken and would rarely let me (or anyone for that matter) photograph her. So to have her agree to come hang out and let me shoot her was pretty exciting.

She’s such a gorgeous young lady, both inside and out, and a continued source of inspiration for me. My close girl friends that have gotten to know my sister, always talk about how wise she is beyond her years. She really is. The things she has figured out for herself, in her 14 short years is pretty amazing. Many adults could learn a thing or two from her. She will definitely be great in Life. That I am sure of.


XO Tiffany

Gidget Smith - March 17, 2014 - 4:57 pm

Love these..Awesome photos

Heather Vander Burgt - March 17, 2014 - 5:37 pm

Awesome photo’s, Tiff!any. Calista is so beautiful and so grown up too!!!

Lisa Troini - March 18, 2014 - 1:39 am

These are absolutely gorgeous pictures, Calista is a beautiful young lady

$250 Voucher Giveaway | Toronto Boudoir and Wedding Photographers

This week I shared a look into one of my favourite shoots of 2013. It was laid out in album format, which is how all of our work is presented in the first reveal to our clients.

We aim tell a story through our work, and the only way to do this is through collaboration and really getting to know our fabulous clients. It is one way we stand out in our very saturated market. As a client of Aura’s you will never receive a set of canned images. Every shoot is customized to you, the client. That said, I’m not knocking what may work for other photographers, all I am saying is that isn’t how we produce our best work.

With Aura boudoir, it is the story of YOU, and what you love about you and your body.  We explore your fantasies, and passions and then post to inspiration boards to create a photoshoot that is unique to you.  No two clients will ever have the same set of images because no one else can ever be you.

And the same is true of Aura Weddings. Our weddings are about documenting your love story; recording the start of a new chapter in your lives, and creating a family heirloom for you to share with the generations to come.

At Aura we specialize in capturing the essence of who YOU are.

When we posted Debbie’s album last week it exploded with over 300 views on Vimeo in the first 48-hours, we had so much love pouring in via comments and messages and our following on Facebook also grew taking us over the 250 “likes.”

So in the spirit of the Valentine’s Day we are having a giveaway for a $250 voucher that you can use towards any of our services or products. It’s our way of saying thank you for all of the LOVE and SUPPORT as we continue to build our little business <3



Tiffany and Team Aura


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Wani Olatunde Photography - February 10, 2014 - 10:33 am

very cool – wish I lived in Toronto :-)

Nick Tettey - February 10, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Awesome giveaway!

Ashley Durham - February 10, 2014 - 1:28 pm

Awesome giveaway! :)

Donna Beck - February 10, 2014 - 6:47 pm

Man, I wish I was closer! You do amazing work!

Trena Smith-Sieber - February 12, 2014 - 1:54 am

Goodluck you do awsome work

Amanda Jesse Johnson - February 14, 2014 - 11:18 pm

Wow what a great giveaway!

2013 Year in Review | Toronto Boudoir and Wedding Photographer

2013 In Review

Wow, what a year it has been! How is 2013 over already?!

At the end of last year, I put it out there that I wanted to attend at least one workshop in 2013. Well, in 2013, I ended up doing four and half business related workshops – the half being one that I am currently still working through – plus the countless workshops I watched on Creative Live.

2013 was definitely a year of Learning!

It was a year of learning A LOT about business, and a lot about myself, thanks to all of you.

In February, I was nominated for an’s Readers Choice Award and after 30 days of intense voting
I was awarded the title of Favourite Intuitive Artist of the Year! And as awesome as it was to win, I have to be honest;
the real honour came from what people had to say about my work, and about me.
To know that my work was (and is) felt on a much deeper level than just a simple photograph filled me with such joy.
Because for me that is why I do what I do.
To show my clients just how truly divine and beautiful they are.


At the end of 2012 and much of 2013, I heard a lot of women say they loved my work, and as soon as they lost X amount of weight they were going to book a shoot with me. It used to frustrate me when I would hear this, because a big part of what I offer is EMPOWERMENT. So then I would go into my whole, “but you’re perfect, now” rebuttal speech, which rarely got me anywhere. And then one day, I had a friend ask me when I was going to have MY OWN photo taken, to which I laughed and said, and I quote – “when I’m not such a fatty.” Well wasn’t that a slap in the face.
What kind of person was I if I didn’t walk my own talk?
If you’ve shot with me, you know I am all about breaking through the comfort barrier, and taking a risk!
So for my 29th birthday – and what has now become a yearly tradition -
I put on my big girl panties asked Dan take some boudoir photos for me.
Looking back on it, it was a great experience! I loved it! And I LOVE my photos! BUT In the moment I was a nervous wreck! I even went all Ricky Bobby “I’m not sure what to do with my hands,” from Talladega Nights. HA HA. So ladies if you’re afraid to book a shoot because you’re nervous, and don’t know how to pose, don’t worry!
I pose women all day long, and I have no idea how to pose myself!


And from one awkward situation to the next, in May I flew down to Seattle to be in the audience for a Michael Port workshop on Creative Live.  Like I said I am all about getting comfortable with the uncomfortable so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to face my fear of being on camera while learning from one of the best marketing guru’s out there. It was such a great experience, I got to meet some really talented and inspirational people and enjoy a little sightseeing in what has now become one of my favourite cities! BTW, Seattle has the best food – a little side note for all you foodies out there.


And then the sweet and lovely month of June delivered a dreamy boudoir feature on the very awesome Bridal Detective!
Love this blog!

Our summer and beginning of fall was filled with lots of shooting and more workshops,
and an opportunity to do my first trade show!

September/October was all about Sexapalooza! Who knew doing a tradeshow was so much work?! I’m pretty sure I did, which is part of the reason why this was my first, but boy oh boy was it worth it. We (my uncle, Dan and myself) built a kick-ass booth! It was gorgeous! I always said when the time came to do a show, I was going to do it right, and we totally did! The show, the crowd, the organizers, our team, everything was awesome! I cannot thank my amazing team onsite, and behind the scenes enough for all of the help and support along the way. What an incredible experience. So many invaluable teachings were learned.

In November one of our beautiful Stylized Weddings was featured in The Wedding Planner Magazine GTA!
And we also became part of the Wedding Chicks family!

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And then in December we were featured for another Styled Wedding in Elegant Wedding!

What a freaking YEAR!
Thank you to all of our wonderful clients and avid supporters who made 2013 such a great success!
We love you all and could not have done it without you!

We wish you much happiness in the New Year, and cannot wait to share all the exciting things we have planned for 2014!

Much love,

Tiffany and team Aura.

Black Friday Sale | Toronto Boudoir Photographer

It’s our once a year sale! Just in time for the holidays!

We’re getting sexy with our Black Friday deal, and this is one hell of an offer you don’t want to miss!

It’s the gift that just keeps on giving…

Ladies, what do you get for the man in your life who has everything? Give him you, all over again! It’s what every man wants, to see his gorgeous gal, oozing with confidence. So go ahead, and knock his socks off this year.

And fellas, have you been wondering what to get the most beautiful woman in your life? Give her the gift that celebrates Her! Think about it, a day entirely about her; primping, pampering and photo shooting. And when we’re done, you pick up your leading lady for a night out on the town, all glammed up and glowing. Who knows where the night will lead you two lovebirds.

It’s sure to be the gift that you both cherish for years to come.

So don’t delay, there are only 10 more days to get in on this HOT offer…

$299 you will get a Boudoir Photoshoot for One, Professional Hair & Make-up, and a $175 Print Credit towards any Aura Signature product. That’s a $575 value!

So here’s how it works, you must book between November 29, 2013 – December 15, 2013, for any available date between December 1, 2013 – December 31, 2014 to take advantage of this limited time offer.

This offer expires December 15, 2013, at 11:59 EST. No extensions, and no exceptions!


Tiffany’s Boudoir Shoot | Toronto Boudoir Photographer

A couple months ago, Tiff came to me to shoot a boudoir of her for her birthday. I of course agreed to do it, but after some thought about it I became a little nervous.  Not because I wasn’t confident in my ability to shoot it, but because she is so good at shooting Aura’s boudoirs! My specialty also lies far more on the documentary/wedding specialism of Aura’s portfolio, and I much prefer to shoot portraits outside. So shooting boudoirs, in a hotel room definitely put me out of my element!

Once we started shooting the photos, I relaxed quickly and things started flowing more naturally. I actually enjoyed shooting in the hotel room, as there was a really large window and I was able to shoot natural light, which I prefer to artificial light.

It was different to see Tiff other side of the camera, being a bit nervous, as she such an advocator for pushing your comfort zone, but the hesitation quickly resolved and she really got into it and seemed to enjoy her experience as the subject just as much as her usual role as photographer.

It was a great experience for both of us, pushing us out of our comfort zones; something that I think is very important as a photographer to ensure you are continually learning. And also for Tiff, to know what her clients feel like and to understand what they are going through emotionally when she is shooting their boudoirs. I think going forward it is something that will create a stronger connection between her and her clients.

Here are some of the photos that were created that day…

Elsa Winterkorn - August 7, 2013 - 1:04 am

Way to go Tiff you look amazing and comfortable some day lol.

Melanie Grizzel - August 7, 2013 - 1:42 pm

this looks fantastic. I particularly like the horizontal on the bed. she’s so curvy and sexy. great job.

Wani Olatunde Photography - August 8, 2013 - 2:11 am

gorgeous – I love how she celebrates her curves – she looks fantastic. the last one and one on the bed are my fav.

Sarah Vicars Gee - August 9, 2013 - 3:27 am

awesome! way to be brave and wonderful in sharing this! stunning!

Larianne Tide - August 13, 2013 - 5:30 pm


Tessa Larsen Jordan - October 12, 2013 - 6:45 am

Hey girl, remember when you came to Arthur and we took some pictures of that girl for Trash the Dress. lol I still have some of the ones I took. I don’t see any of your here, they were good. Where are they

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