It’s been a bit of a challenge staying creative over the last couple of years as this ongoing pandemic has shut us down yet again. That included updating and writing blog posts here too, so I apologize for not being more active with updates and sharing new work. (more…)
Andrea and I go back almost to the beginning of my journey photographing people a dozen years or so ago and although we’ve both been very busy over the years doing what we do, we have always stayed in touch and when Andrea asked me to help create some new portraits to help show off her “tom boy” side, or really, her true self, I said “Of course!!”
I moved into a new shared studio space in the North End of Halifax about six months ago but things have been so busy between work, client sessions, waterfalls and pandemic shutdowns that it’s been difficult to find enough time to get comfortable shooting in this new to me space. So this seemed like the perfect time to experiment and adapt some tried and true lighting techniques for the smaller space.
Suffice it to say that we had a blast shooting these images and spent most of our time telling stories, catching up and, as expected, laughing our asses off. 😛
Andrea was thrilled with the results and I hope you enjoy them too!
We may be locked down for the third time in twelve months and I haven’t picked up my camera in almost a month now, but there is still some catching up to be done as there are a few shots I haven’t had the chance to share yet.
Back in February, I got a call from my friend Amber who was looking to expand on her OnlyFans content and we hashed out a few ideas. One of them was to shoot in a bathtub full of bubbles and and the idea was born! We were joined by #DreamTeam makeup artist, Bryana and my good friend Paul came along to assist and we ended up creating a pretty amazing set of images. So much so that we submitted them to several magazines and we were eventually published in 2 awesome magazines. Dominante, a French based men’s glamour magazine, and a wonderful new high end magazine, Untold, where we managed to grace the back cover!! This was a wonderful surprise and are thrilled to have been selected for this honor and to be included with some incredible talent from around the world. 😀
We can’t wait for this lockdown to end so we can get out again to start creating some gorgeous new images!
While we remain under a province wide lock down and many small businesses like ours are shuttered as well for public safety, there is some light at the end of the tunnel.
This week, vaccines were released to anyone in NS over 40 years old, case counts are slowly falling and we are hopeful that the current restrictions are loosened so we can visit our new camper in time for the Victoria Day long weekend this month. So yes, it’s a tough time right now, but things are looking up. 🙂
With this publication, we top over 50 print publications over the last 4 years in a wealth of magazines from around the world. The latest is also one of our latest sessions and one of the quickest publication turnarounds we’ve seen, barely 4 weeks! Thanks to Edith Glamour for accepting this set with the incredibly talented Amanda and assisted by my good friend and fellow photographer Paul Girvan. This edition provided us with 10 gorgeous pages in the magazine feature plus the back cover!
This is the fourth time we have used this boutique hotel in Halifax’s north end for client sessions and we absolutely love the light in this particular suite! Unfortunately, this time around, the striking, high contrast light you see in the title page only lasted about 5 minutes and with the clouds, never came back all weekend as the sky clouded over and was grey for the rest of the weekend. No, don’t get me wrong, cloudy skies make for fantastic diffused light, which always looks amazing, but the high contrast early morning light is magical. 🙂
Also, when you have a wonderful model like Amanda, it’s difficult to not take amazing photos and this set looks to be one of our most popular for publication to date, with 3 sets approved so far!
You can preview and purchase your own copy here: https://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1942307?__r=3031223&s=w
We’ve been keeping busy for the last couple of months with a number of boudoir client weekends and were very fortunate to have almost all of our clients allow us to share their images. (more…)