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HatMan2K
04/24/2020
Premier Issue of Krome Magazine - Part I (NSFW)

We were pleasantly surprised last week when we were asked to be part of the international premier issue of a brand new fine art magazine called krome magazine!

This is an excerpt of one of two sets included in Volume 1 Issue 1 featuring the incredible Toronto based traveling art model, Joy Kidston, from a set we shot a couple of years ago at Churchill House, Hantsport, that remains one of my favorite sets of images to this date.

Hope you like it too! Check out the new magazine and pick up your copy here.

Watch for the second set in the coming days as well!

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HatMan2K
11/30/2019
Hotel Boudoir with Ms D

We have been looking for a new space since we left our Bedford studio last winter and we tried no less than 6 local hotels before finding and falling in love with this boutique hotel just outside the city. There were lots of great features and backgrounds for us to take advantage of and we decided to offer a weekend special back in the spring to bring in a few clients and see what we could do with the space.

I guess you could say it’s a safe bet that we loved the spot and plan to use it again and again. 🙂

Enter Ms D. What an awesome energy. She is a fitness competitor and recently won the opportunity to compete for Canada in the IFBB Fit World Championship in Ibiza, Spain. So we expected the session to go well, but I think the whole team was blown away with the results.

We’ve said before how much we love it when our clients allow us to share the photos from their sessions and this set was so awesome that we even had it published in a high end Italian fashion magazine, Faddy, a little while ago. Check out the issue here: Faddy Magazine #7 – The Glamour Issue

At 40+ with 3 children, Ms D was an inspiration to all of our team and to top it off, one of the sweetest people you could ever hope to know.

Hope you enjoy the set. 

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HatMan2K
02/23/2019
Portfolio Building with Jenny Mel

I met Jennifer over a year ago now at a fitness competition in Halifax and when we chatted about possibly shooting something, she was quite excited and had never really thought about modeling. She had competed several times in bikini figure competitions and has placed in her category (5′ 9″ and taller) but had never actually had a professional photo shoot before. So, we made plans to show a few weeks later when I would be in her hometown of Moncton, NB for the Atlantic Nationals competition.

My good friend Paul Girvan does most of the pro-fitness competition photography in Atlantic Canada and for the last year, I’ve worked with Paul doing image logistics work behind the scenes at his shows. This trip, Paul rented a local studio in Moncton and was gracious enough to let me borrow the space while he was getting the MU done for his first studio client of the day. Fortunately, Jennifer is a morning person, so we were able to get into the studio around 8AM, no mean feat since none of us went to bed before 1AM or so! The iconic Vicki Martin, who is probably the best fitness competition MUA in the industry, joined us for Jennifer’s MU and helped keep my wife company at the studio while my assistant and very old friend James Vaughan and I decided to take Jennifer for a walk around downtown Moncton looking for interesting photo locations. 

We didn’t have to walk far to find this alley just off of Main St in the downtown core and I’ll let the photo gallery speak for itself. 

Images from this shoot have now been published in both Boudoir Inspiration Magazine and DEZIRE Magazine early in 2019 and we recently shot with Jennifer again during a trip to Moncton and can’t wait to share the results of that set too!

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HatMan2K
01/24/2019
Portfolio Building with Caroline Joy

It’s been a busy fall and we’ve been pretty non-stop now for months, which is pretty great because it helps this frigid winter pass seemingly much more quickly! LOL!

This session seems like it was forever ago, but it was actually only last August when Caroline and I met for the first time along with Dream Team members Bryana Doyscher (for makeup) and Paul Girvan (to assist) and headed out to Crystal Crescent Beach near Sambro for a portfolio building session that we offer from time to time for new and upcoming models.

Caroline, as I’m sure you will agree, has an awesome glamour look and can rock pretty much any swimwear with her tall and curvy frame. Just what a lot of swimwear designers look for when looking for promo models.

We always try to be creative with these portfolio sessions and try our very best not to provide the same boring images that a lot of photographers will provide. Sometimes the planets align and the “Dream Team” hits one out of the park and we end up getting the set published. Well, this was one of those times. 🙂

The set was picked up by Crush Magazine out of Australia (one of the Vanquish family of magazines that our followers will likely be familiar as we’ve been published in a number of Vanquish magazines) and heated up the January 2019 issue that was released just this week.

Caroline brought along a number of looks and when she donned the sexy red one piece, it screamed Baywatch and was the highlight of the session.

Hope you like the preview!

If you are a new model and are looking to shoot with a professional and internationally published photographer, we do offer, on occasion, discounted portfolio sessions with the right creative team and interesting concept. SO don;t be afraid to reach out to chat about what an investment with us for a portfolio session can do for your book.

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HatMan2K
01/25/2014
Studio Glamour with B

I’ve shot with B a couple of times over the last year and she is an absolute treat to photograph. When you point the camera, most people become at least a little shy but B absolutely lights up!

My friend, Dave Auton, and I were hanging out in his studio one day chatting about a few lighting ideas we wanted to try out and decided to give B a call and she magically appeared that afternoon!

Needless to say, the lighting test as a success. :)

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