Fiona Nguyen Hazel Studio Mississauga Toronto Headshot Photographer

Hello there, I’m Fiona and this is my story.

I am a professional headshot and portrait photographer and studio owner in Mississauga. For many years, I have been asking myself a very important question, “Why do I want to be a photographer?” It turns out that photography is a part of my identity and it helped me achieve true creative freedom; a freedom that was dormant within me for the longest time, just waiting to be discovered.

As far as I can remember, I was a genuinely shy, socially awkward, and introverted person. I never felt like the true version of myself around others and I didn’t fit in with any groups of people until I was introduced to photography, and then suddenly… my life changed. Photography found me! I felt like I could express myself in a way that I never could before and I no longer needed to hide from people. Photography became one of the most harmonious mediums for me to connect with others, and in return, I was able to tell their stories with high degrees of emotional clarity.

As a young adult, I spent most of my time in the darkroom turning negatives into beautiful photographs. I was truly mesmerized by this process and it literally feels like magic! Fast forward to after I became a mom to my beautiful daughter Hazel, I realized that life is too short to not live my dreams. I decided to pursue my passion as a full-time photographer, and here I am. There are no words in the dictionary that I can use to tell you how much I adore capturing people! I love creating stunning images that evoke emotions and WOW others.

In order to keep things brief, my style has been described as simple, clean, and elegant. My mission is to not only provide great images but also build lasting relationships by creating amazing experiences for my clients in which they feel comfortable, from start to finish. I always aim to make the whole experience very fun and relaxing. I know what it feels like to be shy, so let me make you a promise: When you’re in front of my camera, I’ll take away all the stress and bring out the real YOU!

I start with a consultation to get to know you, your style, and your vision. I then customize a session around you. My makeup artist/stylist will help get you camera ready. Throughout the entire process, you will be in my capable hands as I gently direct you towards what will develop into a number of captivating portraits tailored specifically to your liking.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I’d love to connect with you!

Fiona Nguyen