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  • About Leino

    Photographer Leino Olé relocated his successful studio from Montreal to Milton 5 years ago. He is renowned for his fine-art newborn and maternity portraits, and is considered a Canadian pioneer in this field with over 1800 newborns photographed to date. Besides his specialty, Leino’s passion and extensive experience trickles down through all genres of photography, especially with children and families. Headshot are also a specialty, making you look warm and professional! Studio Esto-Image guarantees you an unparalleled experience in it’s comfortable, creative studio. Leino of Esto-Image . . . now in Milton . . . . . . capturing the best moments of your life!!
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Miracle Katie – teaser post #1 (Montreal newborn photographer)

There are again just TOO MANY mind-blowing newborn portraits I was able to capture for Rob and Georgia! (click to see a wee bit of their beautiful maternity session I posted a few weeks ago)
Little Katie was just the sweetest thing, and sisters Zoe and Malaynah were total princesses!
…but.. tonight , I am now tired and going to wrap up … this post is just a teaser.  I will try to post #2 tomorrow, along with more of a few samples since I have too many shots I’d like to share! I’ll try to share more of what’s been keeping me busy lately.
G’night everyone!  Thank you all for the encouraging emails, etc..
icon smile Miracle Katie   teaser post #1 (Montreal newborn photographer)

Hungry? (Montreal food photographer)

Oh … did I eat well after this shoot!
icon razz Hungry? (Montreal food photographer)
What keeps me going is that I have experience with, and enjoy passionately, all kinds of photography.
This was a great shoot for Primi-Piatti, a renowned, high-end, five star restaurant that has been successfully operating here in Saint Lambert for many years!  I photographed all the work on their simple and elegant website.  Their food is anything but simple and is absolutely ELEGANT! Chef Raphael was in studio to help with the styling and was a consummate professional.  AMAZING food he cooked and plated!!  Owner Costa was blown away with what we did!  I’m sorry I can’t show you all the photographs, for I simply know it would make you too jealous knowing I was rewarded with keeping the leftovers!
icon smile Hungry? (Montreal food photographer)
If you want a fine dining experience with the most flavourful, freshest ingredients . . . you HAVE to check these guys out!
A. - March 23, 2010 - 4:26 pm

oh my goodness… yum!

Gilles is pointing at me for a reason! (Montreal family portrait photographer)

Gilles is pointing, because he’s telling his sweet Ema to listen to me cuz’ he knows, I know what I’m doing!
icon razz Gilles is pointing at me for a reason! (Montreal family portrait photographer)
Gilles is the master colour printer that owns the lab that prints all of my fine-art portrait photography work.
I’m a perfectionist, and so is he … and that is why I use his services to print my enlargements.  He’s been in the business longer than I, and I personally have experience in the professional photo-lab and portrait industry for 23 years now!  So that’s saying bunches!
I am also honoured that he chose me to capture some fun moments for him and his family, as he prints for many excellent photographers, he has an inside scoop for who does really good work.
For me, I consider this a feather in my cap!
Thanks Gilles!
I love the expressions here… they sum up the fun loving approach, and camaraderie they all share!
Of course, the shoot wouldn’t have been complete without taking a few with the tiniest member of their family!

Nicolas is such a goof! But he’s a cool goof! (Montreal children photographer)

I promised Nicolas I’d print him an 8×10 for his bedroom door!
don’t you just love those really forced smiles!?!?
Hélène and family have been loyal to me for all their family portrait needs for many years now!  One super cool thing she’s been doing is displaying a beautiful framed 16×20 of each of her children when they become 10 years old!  Nicolas is the third to be photographed by me at age 10 … so far! (one more to go)
icon smile Nicolas is such a goof! But hes a cool goof! (Montreal children photographer)
Awesome family! … Awesome kid!
icon smile Nicolas is such a goof! But hes a cool goof! (Montreal children photographer)
Thanks Hélène!
icon smile Nicolas is such a goof! But hes a cool goof! (Montreal children photographer)

Ever have one of those days?? (Montreal newborn, children photographer)

Sylvie and Patrick came back with their second … Maeva is such a pretty name too!
… it doesn’t happen often, but sometimes the little munchkins decide it’s not the day they want to play superstar!  
The majority of my newborn portrait sessions take about 2.5 to 3 hours … sometimes 4 if the schedule permits! On rare occasions … we just can’t get all the shots I insist on providing my customers.  This was one of those shoots.  Because I will not be happy unless I can provide my best to everyone who comes to my studio, I offer to have them come back within a few days to go for attempt #2, at no additional expense to the parents!! (and I do this because it’s very rare we don’t get all the shots in the original session.)  For that reason, I’m batting 1000 in eleven years of newborn sessions! Literally close to 2000 newborn portrait sessions with 100% success.
icon smile Ever have one of those days?? (Montreal newborn, children photographer)
(and thankfully, only once did I have to try 3 times!!!)
In the end, a few days later, little Maeva was a charm!
At only 20 months old, brother Noah, cooperated when we needed it most

(Phew! … that’s another story … cooperation with children under 2!)
icon razz Ever have one of those days?? (Montreal newborn, children photographer)
Congratulations guys!!
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