Photo shoot with Jenn Watt at Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square

Jennifer’s back! (You might remember Jenn from here, here, or here.) And she looks better than ever. And a wee bit different. I’ll leave it up to you to spot the differences.

She’s currently training for the 2014 fitness competition season — and trust me, she ain’t holding back. You can follow her journey here on her Instagram account.

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This tiger bodysuit is one of my most favourite things I’ve purchased (I got it at Urban Planet). I still have a colour version to use at some point too!

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Marietta channels her inner vampire to pose in this black lace dress

Seems like many of my Halifax friends have been visiting Toronto this year. Wendy has come by a couple times, then Kathryn was here, and now Marietta.

It was a pretty brisk evening when Marietta and I shot, which was quite different from the sweltering heat we endured last time we got together. You may recognize this dress as one we used before and Marietta requested it again to see if we could do better. I think we did.

Lighting was a single Alien Bees 1600 strobe in a 24×36 Photoflex softbox. Shot with a Nikon D600 and 24-120mm f/4 lens.

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Introducing new model Riley

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.

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Alison’s here and I’m never giving her back

You’ve seen Alison on the blog before, but only as a result of my trips to Halifax. She’s bound to be a more frequent face around these parts since she’s just moved to Toronto and we (the city) have no intention of ever giving her back to Halifax. She must stay forever! I mean, just look at her.

These were all photographed with the late day sun at the Hanlan’s Point beach at the Toronto Islands. Even though I lugged a good deal of gear with me on the ferry, I ended up using almost none of it. Just the camera, two lenses (50mm f/1.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8), and nothing else!

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RSQUARED Reunited: Randall returns as a rabbit

It’s been a long time since you’ve seen Randall here on this blog and that’s because it’s been a long time since I’ve seen her. Two and a half years have elapsed since our last photo shoot which ate away at me every day the longer it wore on.

But recently Randall and Ryan (RSQUARED) reunited for a rambunctious rabbit photo shoot in the valley!

I’d spent the week before our session scouting out what I hoped would be the perfect spot, but I couldn’t quite nail down what my brain was envisioning. We settled for what’s practically right in my backyard — Toronto’s Don Valley. Though just mere metres from the highway that runs through it, the Don Valley features abundant foliage and wildlife, so Randall blended right in with her BCBGMAXAZRIA rabbit veil. You keen blog readers will note that I’ve used this accessory once before, but now it’s officially retired. It’s been added to Randall’s repertoire for future costume parties and the like.

This was also my first experiment with smoke bombs, which of course didn’t cooperate nearly as well as I’d hoped but still ended up creating a nice effect.

Veil: BCBGMAXAZRIA
Top: Forever XXI

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We made some non-rabbit photos too!

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