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“The Bella team is passionate about empowering women through creating artistic, original images that help each client see, feel, and appreciate their individual beauty.”
JULIANA WIGMORE -
Photographer/Studio Manager

A lover of photography since she was a teenager, Juliana has worked to turn her passion into a business over the last decade.  Specializing in photographing natural light portraits of women, she works with her clients to understand and achieve the goals for their session, and guide them in a way that puts them at ease in front of the camera to showcases their natural beauty.  “Women, and especially mothers, are often the archivists in their families’ lives.  We document other people – our children for example – but find a million excuses not to get in front of the camera and document ourselves.  I want to help change that.  I think you are beautiful.  I think you are enough, right now.  I want you to exist in photographs for yourself and for the people you love.”

Juliana is a mother to two very busy boys, 1 and 4 years old.  When she’s not chasing after them, she loves to read, practice yoga and go for walks.  She loves a great cup of coffee or a glass of wine enjoyed with friends.  She is originally from PEI, and looks forward to visiting family and friends there each summer.

 

MELANIE BAIRD -
Beauty Stylist

Veteran makeup artist Melanie brings over two decades of experience. Ranging from representing brands such as MAC & Stila cosmetics, over 1000 weddings clients under her brush, to being a artist for popular Canadian TV series and celebrities, Mel’s attention to detail and advance experience makes her a highly sought after professional in the industry. What is her favourite part about beautifying Bella clients? "I like to make them feel beautiful, because when they feel beautiful they carry themselves differently for photos and in thier daily life! By making them feel that beauty, something shifts inside of them, and they now will carry that out into the world!!"

Mel is an animal welfare activist! Her top priority is finding new cruelty free cosmetics to use on her clients. Along with her husband and teen daughter, her family shares their home with a number of dogs and small pets. It’s typical to see this active family walking the beach or trails on a beautiful day, with a pack of dogs in tow. For more information on Melanie, you can view her portfolio at http://www.melaniebaird.ca

NICOLE MURRAY -
Beauty Stylist

From a small town in Ontario, Nicole has built the foundation for being an expert in beauty. Previously working for brands like Lancome, MAC and Merle Norman. Nicole is currently a Elate Cosmetics artist and brand ambassador. From a retro inspired styling to a creative editorial look, she she excels in creation with a artistic approach, she believes the face is the perfect canvas. What is important to Nicole for every Bella client who sits in her chair? “To help them to reconnect to a sensual person that they may have lost sight of, finding a sexy alter ego to channel or celebrate in reaching goals and milestone the client has overcome in their life.”

What can we say, Nicole loves a good set of brows. She also loves running, spending time with her family, and shopping online for fashion essentials… and makeup! You can more view more of Nicole’s work at.”www.nicolemurraymakeup.com

ALEXANDRA LOUGHTON -
Beauty Stylist

Having grown up in Victoria, Alexandra has always had an eye and passion for all things beauty. Alexandra has had quick success in her new career. From climbing the ranks to Lead Artist for Elate Cosmetics to running the makeup department for Victoria’s First Fashion Week there is no slowing her down. But Alexandra’s biggest passion of all is to bring a sense of ease and fun to all of her clients while reminding them of how gorgeous they always are. “I want everyone in my chair to feel that they are in a safe and positive environment. Our time together is both relaxing and fun while getting you perfectly prepared for your session.”

We know you will love Ali's creative style and down to earth personality just as much as we do! You can see her stunning work at www.alexandraloughton.com