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Serene, relaxed portraits of Teaghan Gosley

Here are the second set of images I created with future supermodel Teaghan Gosley on my October 2014 trip to Halifax.

These images were created at the Alt Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia with nothing more than window light. I usually shy away from cool-toned portraits but the bluish tones here help with the relaxed feel of the images. Pressed for time (I had a wedding to get to!), we had intended to do a more expansive set of looks at this location but were unable. What we came up with was still pretty darn good. Teaghan is already a pro at moving in front of the camera despite having just turned seventeen the month before we shot these images.

Teaghan wears a Tuxedo Blazer from Smythe Les Vestes and Mesh Panel Lace Demi Bra from Forever 21. Hair and makeup by Teaghan.

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Click images of Teaghan Gosley below to enlarge

New model Kayla in mesh bodysuit and lingerie

I’m usually no fan of surprises. I like things planned and orderly and I like to know what I’m getting myself into. But Kayla was a nice surprise! Before I photographed Aaliyah, she asked if she could bring a friend along with her. That friend was Kayla, who was eager to step in front of the camera for the first time.

Click images below to enlarge and see EXIF data. Mesh bodysuit from Forever 21. Everything shot with natural window light at the Grey Eagle Resort in Calgary, Alberta.

What do you think? How did she do for her first time?

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Alex: her second set of hot bathtub photos

In case you missed Alex’s first set of photos, you can find them right here. In this set of bathtub photos, Alex wears a bikini from Dangerous Curves.

Click images below to enlarge and see EXIF info. Everything was shot with an Alien Bees ABR800 ringflash or Nikon SB-900
bounced up at the ceiling. Shot at the Hampton Inn, which had an amazing in-room tub. We tossed a bath bomb from Lush in the water to make things pink!

Soft gold portraits with Amy

I guess this is kind of our thing now. My annual reunions with Amy from here on out will probably consist of constantly trying to make better and better headshots within the confines of a hotel room, using a minimalistic setup.

We first did this in 2010, where I described a “ghetto” lighting setup in the corner of my hotel room.

The soft gold portraits below, from September 2014, were created with only natural window light and a gold reflector. It was a nice match for the gold tones that Amy used in her makeup.

Click images below to enlarge and see EXIF data. These images were created at the Grey Eagle Resort in Calgary, Alberta. Necklace by Forever 21.

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18-year old model Aaliyah: hotel photo shoot in Calgary

Here’s another set of photos from my trip out west last year, featuring new 18-year old model Aaliyah. Aaliyah had been following me on Instagram and jumped at the chance to work with me when she discovered I was visiting Calgary. In a land of Flames and Oilers fans, it was nice to see another long-suffering Leafs fan to share my woes with.

Click images below to enlarge and see EXIF data. Everything shot with natural window light at the Grey Eagle Resort in Calgary, Alberta.

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Alex: First-time Canadian glamour model

Way back in 2011, I met Alex at the Miss Hooters pageant in Montreal (when I went to support my friend Sam). She caught my eye as someone I knew I’d have to photograph at some point. Last year I took a trip out west and finally, after 3+ years we were able to make it happen. Hooray! She looks a little different now — Alex has gone from blonde to brunette, added a massive tattoo, and had a few other improvements. This was Alex’s first “real” time modelling aside from a Hooters calendar a few years ago, but she totally brought her A-game and we made some stellar images. Her future as a glamour model looks bright and I can’t wait to photograph her again, maybe in Ontario next time.

More to come!

Click images below to enlarge and see EXIF data. All images shot with natural window light only (no artificial light sources) at the Hampton Inn.

 

 

Natalie’s third photo shoot: the middle of nowhere

The last set of photos that Natalie and I put together were such a hit on social media that Natalie’s Instagram followers increased 4x, to nearly 800 followers. It’s obvious that we’re going to try to keep replicating that success over and over again.

The drive to small-town Erin, Ontario (admit it, you have no idea where that is) to see Natalie was super long and ultimately a wee bit disappointing as a torrential rainstorm interrupted our photo adventure. We’ve come to the conclusion that the weather, in fact, hates us both personally. Our first shoot was marred by high winds and an uncooperative sun. From now on, we’ll stick with indoor locations.

All that being said, we managed to sneak in a few pics before the rainpocalypse happened. The sepia image below is one of my new all-time favourites! It’s perfect in every way.

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Sexy Randall at the Thompson Toronto Hotel

I realized just before I met Randall for our most recent shoot at Toronto’s fabulous Thompson Hotel that we first met nearly a decade ago, when Randall was barely drinking age. It was the summer of 2006 and I was involved with photographing various events for the Miss Grand Prix competition in Toronto. At the final qualifying event, Randall showed up in her nerdy glasses, brown bikini, and adorable bubbly voice and began to fill out the application form. I said to myself right then and there, “I need to know this girl”.

We’ve built a great friendship since then, getting together every now and again to make some amazing pictures under the moniker RSQUARED (Randall + Ryan). We no longer live in the same province, but we got together one last time in August to continue our picture-making tradition. Our best ever, I think!

Great job, R2!

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A day at the beach with boho-chic Ashley

Oh what a strange day this was! One warm day in August (one of the few we had this terrible summer), Ashley and I sojourned to Hanlan’s Point Beach on Toronto Island for what I hope will be our annual photo shoot (twice now and counting). Little did we know that the enormous swath of sand was closed down due to the tear-down from a music festival that happened the day before — thanks City of Toronto for not posting a notice anywhere about the closure of one your biggest beaches and tourist attractions!

Discouraged, we headed over to the clothing optional portion of the beach, which was overflowing with people more than usual thanks to the other side being closed. There was barely a strip of usable sand we could shoot on without having a wayward penis sneak into the background of a frame. We walked all the way to the end of the beach and sat, determined to out-wait the crowds. As the sun slowly lowered, the hordes dissipated until we finally had some usable space all to ourself on the beach and in the forest-ish area that separates the beach from the rest of the island.

It’s a good thing that we waited instead of giving up, as we made some amazing images before the light disappeared.

All images created with only sunlight and no modifiers. Ashley’s high-waisted bikini bottoms are from American Apparel, and the shirty/dressy thing was a great find from Forever 21.

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Hot new photos on the beach with Samantha — see how she looks 3 years later!

I can hardly believe it’s been almost three years since I last photographed Samantha. It’s true! 2011 was the last time she graced my camera, but now she’s back and better than ever.

For this shoot at Ashbridges Bay, we had to be at the beach well before 6am to catch the sunrise. Sam came over after she was done work, in the middle of the night (server life!), and we killed time before sunrise by picking out a few things she would wear.

There’s an odd, interesting group of people who are awake and on a beach that early: photographers and models (though we were the only ones this day), weird old white guys with metal detectors, a few dog walkers, weird young awkward guys sitting on the rocks gawking at Sam, and just weird, weird people in general. One particular dog walker who had not leashed his mutt (why not?!) was extremely apologetic after the disgusting ball of fur ran over to Sam’s bag and pissed on it. Yep. That happened.

At least we got some good pictures.

Everything here was shot just with sunlight (no modifiers), except the first few pictures which had the addition of a Paul C. Buff (Alien Bees) Einstein flash unit to illuminate Sam against the sunrise.

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