Ardean Peters | Toronto Photographer

Toronto Photographer capturing Portraits, Headshots, Profile & Lifestyle Photos


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Downtown Toronto Portraits

A few more pics from a quick session over the summer with Derome a young Toronto Model & Actor. We shot down-town in Toronto’s Business district, which is great because you can easily find a nice nook or space to shoot a cool Portrait or Headshot.

Toronto Portrait Photographer
Toronto Portrait Photographer
Toronto Portrait Photographer


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Yay, it’s Monday!

Happy Monday!

“Stand tall be strong just go out there and be you in your own wonderful way TODAY!”

I had a GREAT weekend. It was busy, not gonna lie. Well Saturday sure was, with me off shooting a wedding with Mendes Photography. SUCH a beautiful day it was on Saturday. Can’t believe it’s the END of September already. The month totally flew by. Sunday, was filled with mundane things like grocery shopping and house cleaning and new internet providers (#TeamTekSavvy!). This week is gonna be awesome. Why? Cause I said so. And I hope you have an AWESOME week too. K? K! :)

Quote Being YOU


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Last week I…

I tried on some wardrobe dress options
and Listened to music at Metro Hall
Took a picture of my shadow
and saw a sunrise
Saw a building that always reminds me of Escher pictures
and some really cool light
walked through dew covered grass to get to that light
and then saw some more beautiful light
Saw a giant Canadian Flag raised
and then saw some Birds on a light pole
Saw a funny euphemism at lunch
and then ‘ran into’ Mindy Kaling.
Saw some shadowy groceries
and waited for a street car
Received a package from Forever21
met a beautiful bride
while shooting a wedding.


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Fall Mini Portraits

Wanna come hang out with me at the park AND get some awesome Portraits done at the same time? Check it out and message me to book your session ;)

Toronto Photographer Ardean Peters


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The Weekend

No, not that weekend. This past weekend, which was a good one. I got a lot done, starting Friday night with the continued editing of my Hair Portrait series. A lot of work and I hope to finish getting through it this week. Then on to lot’s of errands on Sunday: Ikea, groceries, Walmart and then around the house stuff. Actually, I made it in and out of Ikea, staying on track. Pretty proud of myself, cause you know Ikea is like the Bermuda triangle of house decorating purchases. You can disappear into the Marketplace and not be seen for months! Saturday, I had an awesome portrait session with the lovely being below. This is just a quick sneak peek. Maybe it’s worth while to note that apart from adjusting exposure, highlights/shadows, colour, that this is otherwise un-retouched. Beautiful person both outside and in. And super nice. Everyone I photograph is super nice. I’m pretty lucky. How was your weekend? Do anything fun? Let me know in the comments below :)

Toronto Photographer - Ardean Peters


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Lamoi ‘LaLa’ “laughs loud and is love”

This phenomenally beautiful woman stepped in front of my camera back in May. She graciously allowed me to photograph her for my Natural Hair Portrait Project. Her colours are bold and vibrant and beautiful, much like her personality and her words. She writes. She is a poet. Along with talking hair (of course), we also discussed being artists (something I hesitate to call myself) and about creating and doing your work and #creatingspace. Making room for other artists, encouraging other artists. To create is hard work. To put yourself ‘out’ there, is hard work. To make the leap, is hard work. So to #createspace and support each other (in everything really), is important; necessary. Thank you Lamoi. I would love to talk again some time. Anytime. And as for the Project, I have a lot more images to go through, so keep checking out my blog for more previews like this. And let me know in the comments below, as an #Artist, what is your greatest challenge? :)

Toronto Photographer - Ardean Peters
Toronto Photographer - Ardean Peters
Toronto Photographer - Ardean Peters
Toronto Photographer - Ardean Peters
Toronto Photographer - Ardean Peters


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Peace must be nurtured

Listening to Corinne Bailey Rae’s song, ‘Seasons Change’, the chorus caught my attention and resonated:

don’t you know that, that patience is a virtue (yes it is),
and life is a waiting game…
don’t you know that, peace must be nurtured

I don’t know if life is so much a waiting game, as much as a ‘just do it’ game. but definitely, peace – our collective peace – seems so fragile at times and definitely needs some more caring hands. Some more attention. What do you think?

Life is a waiting game

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