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.