Hi, I'm Tora! 

I'm a photographer, retoucher and makeup artist from Montreal, a natural story teller, skilled at bringing your creative ideas to life

As a photographer I focus on portraiture, fashion & beauty imagery but I also have a taste for event and real-estate photography. When I look through the lens I always look to bring forth the most beautiful side of people, things and life around me. You see, photography is my happy place and I like to put a bit of that into what I do. 

I am also a passionate retoucher. Photoshop is, after all, where it all began for me. I started by retouching my vacation photos, then compositing and graphic design...and now I'm in love with those pixels and beauty and high-end retouching is my meditation. And you see, I'm quite a perfectionist. It's an amazing feeling to take beautiful images and polish them into something absolutely stunning.

Makeup is something I always did in conjunction with my photography projects, as it felt easy to me and it reminded me of 12 years old me, back when I was painting and drawing in arts school. I love working on creative projects with other photographers and other photographers love working with me as a makeup artist, because of my solid knowledge of photography, which allows me to understand light and retouching technicalities. It's always great on set when minds think alike.

I love every step of image creation and I am fascinated by the panoramic view I get by learning makeup and retouching aside from photography. 

I am creative but very business minded and I have high standards with regards to the services and products I deliver. I believe in creativity, I believe in a job (extremely) well done and professionalism, but I also believe that people work better when they’re having fun. After all, I love what I do and I love to bring that energy to the shoot. 

I have a Bachelor’s degree in business and a past in the corporate world, but I have found my true self in the entangled process of capturing and creating images and going back to school and finishing a degree in photography is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Now I have fully dedicated my life to creativity. I have transformed my home into a fully functioning photography studio, out of which me and Olivier (also a photographer), my business (and life) partner, offer a vast range of photography services for businesses, professionals and ambitious creatives such as myself. 

- Tora Chirila - Photographer, Retoucher, MUA - Montreal, Canada - 


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If you want to know me better and get a further look behind the scenes and into my colourful life, head on over to my Instagram. I'm quite active there. 


Because you are a dreamer and a goal-getter and you know you get only one chance at a first impression. You want something sleek, modern, beautiful, yet high-end and professional. My goal as a commercial photographer is to create beautiful custom imagery that represent you and your brand in the best way. 

I offer services both in studio or at your desired location. 



  • Portraiture
  • Headshots (business, actor, modelling)
  • Branding portraits
  • Web Kits (LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook etc.)

CONTACT ME for pricing & packages.

  • Fashion
  • Lookbook
  • Real-Estate
  • Architectural
  • Event




CONTACT ME for pricing and packages.


Because you are an ambitious woman like myself and you know you deserve the best. You want a portrait that will last a lifetime, a memento of your beauty, and a celebration of you. You want something beautiful, creative, fashion-styled and really polished...like you've seen in those high-end beauty and fashion magazines. 

CONTACT ME and let's start planning!


I mainly offer photography related makeup services (Fashion, Editorial, Creative, Beauty, Commercial), both independently or as a bundle with my own photography services. I also offer makeup services such as: for weddings (bridal & bridesmaids), for events & parties (glamour & beauty looks).

CONTACT ME for details.