Brandi from 2010.
Brandi from 2010.
I’m pretty sure I’ve talked before about the sickening mutual admiration that Justine and I have for each other. You’d probably all be disgusted if you had to spend any time around us.
What I’ve likely never mentioned until now, because there was no proof, is that Justine is some sort of strange bad luck charm. The last time we shot together, I ended up with a broken lens that required $700 in repairs. This time, I came away with an equal $700 hole in my pocket after destroying my cell phone towards the end of our shoot.
Our next meeting that will involve a camera will be Justine’s wedding in about six weeks, so if I can come away from that with only $700 in damages, I’ll consider myself lucky.
Which photo is your favourite? We got such a variety of stellar shots this time around!
Here’s another old find from 2009, which again looks similar to something I’ve posted before. Here are the differences, though: I processed this shot in monochrome instead of colour and it was shot with a Hasselblad H3D instead of my usual Nikon. I had rented the H3D for a day of shooting at a studio but was unhappy with the terrible LCD screen (on a camera that costs as much as this did, the LCD screen looked like it came from a child’s toy circa 1995). As a result, I couldn’t accurately judge the shots I was taking (I wasn’t tethering) and only snapped a handful throughout the day, shooting the majority with my Nikon. Afterwards, the processing software I had at the time was limited and cumbersome for processing the unique Hasselblad file format so I mostly gave up on doing anything with the shots. Now that my software has advanced, I revisited the photo recently and am very happy with the result.
Eight months have passed since I last photographed Chloe. Only two things have changed, really: she finally got her braces off and we had to shoot inside instead of outside this time.
But, you know, stripper pole. So. Yeah.
As is typical, Wendy packed a bag or two and swung by Toronto for a wee visit over the new year holiday. In addition to an excellent lesson on how to make sushi on New Year’s Eve, we managed to squeeze in some time for a few photos.
The best part about this shoot was that I used no artificial lights. I brought a bunch with me, sure, but the hotel room being a corner unit and having two windows on two different walls helped tremendously. I just cranked up the ISO on my Nikon D600 and happily snapped away.
Going through these photos made me realize that every single photo I’ve ever taken of Wendy have been in the confines of a hotel room. Maaaaaybe time to branch out.
Say hello to 19-year old Riley! Riley first contacted me when she was just 17, curious to learn more about the modeling world. Although there were a few false starts, we eventually got together in December and knocked out these photos at the Hyatt Regency Toronto. Riley’s currently training to be a plumber (hence her crazy guns), drives a truck, and is from a town in Ontario a little more quaint than Toronto — but she cleans up real nice! Follow her on Instagram! (Follow me too, if you’d like.)
You’ll see more of Riley soon, I promise.
Do you remember Lauren? I introduced you to her last year as Toronto’s newest pretty face and Anne Hathaway clone. She’s back! I squeezed her in during my time at the Hyatt Regency Toronto (where I had a negative experience). She’s fitter than ever and I think she may have added a tattoo or a piercing or something since our last shoot — I can’t keep track.
When it rains, it pours I suppose. I told you just recently about Ashley, the first Asian model I’ve photographed. Well later that very same day I had the pleasure of shooting Jennifer, a unique blend of Filipino and Dutch heritage, with a wee bit of Siliconia mixed in for good measure. She’s also a talented makeup artist!
Shot on location at the Hyatt Regency Toronto.