As i just mentioned a couple months ago, Sarah was a frequent visitor in front of my camera in 2013. Below you’ll find our third of three shoots we did last year and I’m sure we’ll have another delightful handful for 2014. Perhaps I can convince her to get out to the beach this summer!
As a lifelong French-speaker and Habs fan, Sarah was insistent that I photograph her in her beloved Montreal Canadiens jersey. Being a Leafs fan, I resisted, naturally. So we came to an agreement: she’d have to suffer through wearing some Leafs garb for a few photos to get her wish. And thus it was done!
I haven’t photographed Natasha since 2010 so we were long overdue, especially since we’ve never made any photos outdoors. Fittingly, we shot these photos just down the street from our favourite place to eat together: St. Louis Wings & Ribs in The Beach! I could really go for some bacon-wrapped mac & cheese balls right now.
Laura was the very last person I photographed on my summer trip, the morning before I had to check out of my hotel to head home. She’d seen and heard about the images I’d previously made with Samantha Pirie and figured it would be fun to try it out herself. Samantha did Laura’s makeup and also provided invaluable posing instruction to make sure Laura would look like a pro!
Serves me right for trying to shoot in Fort Erie again. You might recall that my last trip there wasn’t without a bit of trouble (rotting fish, dead batteries, and a three hour travel time). This time, driving to Fort Erie again took much longer than I expected, and the wind and sun weren’t exactly cooperating with each other to produce ideal photo shoot conditions. Compounding the issue was the strange family who decided they needed to wade in the lake directly in front of where I’d set up my gear only minutes earlier. No amount of icy glares got them to vacate the space (even though the lake was empty for miles in either direction), so we eventually had to pack up and move a few feet away… at which point they left. What the hell?
Anyway, that brings me to Natalie, the lovely lady you see below. Does she look familiar? She might, and not because I’ve photographed her before, but because she’s related to one of myfavouritemodels — Justine! It’s true, Natalie and Justine are cousins, and I had the pleasure of meeting Natalie in real life for the first time at Justine’s wedding earlier this summer. Fast forward a couple months and we’re on the beach making these photos. I love that Natalie looks a little different than the typical person that I shoot and I look forward to shooting her again and again. (But don’t worry, Justine, I’ll still photograph you too!)