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Congrats Dani Van Steelandt of Van Steelandt Photography!

This picture was so unique and beautiful, we had to feature it as the Chic of the Week.




  avatar A little bit about Dani:

I am a 30 something girly girly living in Northern Saskatchewan (Canada) with my hubby and our pets.  We live on the most beautiful 82 acres where we have our home and my studio.  I have been truly blessed to have a thriving business as well as a part time teaching job that I love.  I have been photographing weddings, babies, grads and anything else that crosses my plate and catches my fancy professionally for 6 years.  I am open to what the universe has to offer me and grateful to be able to create, capture and make a living off something I am so passionate about.  What else do you want to know? :)


Image Stats:

Image shot at f1.6, 1/800 shutter, and an iso of 250.  Captured RAW with my Canon 5D mark ii and a 50mm f1.2L lens at 4pm.  Processed in photoshop. 

The model is one of my closest friends who absolutely loves halloween and we’ve done many, many halloween shoots.  Our theme was pretty / feminine clown.  We made the collar she’s wearing and threw everything else together from items from both our closets.  I super happy with the result and can’t wait to find the perfect space to display a collection of the images from this session! 
More images from this session can be seen HERE.
What critique from Chic Critique Forum did you find helpful after sharing this image

I absolutely loved being a part of the Brooke Davis critique this summer.  It was the opportunity to have a photographer whose work I admire critique my own that brought me to this forum and I’m so glad it did.

Would you like to see YOUR picture here?

If you upload your favorite photos to the forum, we just might feature you next!





Guest Contributor | Leslie Vega



Leslie Vega is a seasoned brand designer for photographers and wedding professionals. She founded Leslie Vega Design in 2008 and has been creating breathtaking brands for clients across the globe ever since. From logos to stationery and beautiful web presences, her passion exudes in her work and in her client experience. View her work at
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