Hi, my name is Fiona Nguyen 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!
MEET MY AWESOME TEAM
ON-LOCATION ASSISTANT & VIDEOGRAPHER
I met John many years ago at the same gig and we’ve been working together ever since. He’s without a doubt the person that keeps it all going behind the scenes. He handles all the behind the scenes filming and editing. John is awesome and you’ll love him too! John is also working for The Shopping Channel as a Camera Operator and Audio Director for live television broadcasting coast-to-coast.
HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST
Tara is one of my favourite makeup artists and when you’re sitting in the makeup chair she’ll be able to share all sorts of tips and tricks that she knows. Not only that, Tara is an extremely talented makeup artist and hair stylist and she’ll give you that perfect look for your shoot. Tara has been applauded for her professionalism, positive easy going nature and boundless energy, all of which come in handy during those long shoots.
HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST
Tricia is a fabulous MUAH that play an integral part in the experience you get at Hazel Studio. Tricia is a true specialist and once you have your makeup done by her you’ll pretty much want to have her do your makeup every morning. Her attention to detail is impeccable and I know you’ll love the look she creates for you. Tricia has extensive skills in hairstyling, fashion, and photographic makeup, film, and special effects.