This is Part II of celebrating women in Montreal community, celebrating women's history month and beginning of spring. Each one of these wonderful women have stories to tell and I invite to follow our project leader Monique Simone (https://www.instagram.com/moniquephoto/) to learn more about them.
I would like to give a shoutout to @moniquephoto. It's hard to find two more opposite personalities than ours, but when she offered me to work on this project, I agreed right away, because when people enter your life for no reason and offer to create beautiful things and hopefully make a difference in your community, you say yes and figure everything else out later.
We didn't have to talk much about this project, we just did it and it just worked.
I enjoy being part of this project, because it's not about me or my photography. It's about people.
You can view Part I here: http://www.sashaonyshchenko.com/blog/empowering-women
Concept/Styling/Direction: Monique Simone / @moniquephoto
Photography and retouching: ©2018 Sasha Onyshchenko
Assisted by: Yvens Banatte
Gowns by: Di Carlo Couture, Arti Gogna, La Petit Robe Noir
Video: Natalie Sartisson and Ray Creations
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BEHIND THE SCENES
Portraits don't happen in camera or with a click of shutter. They begin to happen when a person first walks into your space and meets you. From that moment the atmosphere, the energy surrounding us all, everything contributes to making of that special portrait.