Q: In the midst of a blazing heat wave, what could be better than cooling off with an early morning hike to a beautiful Nova Scotia waterfall with a fantastic model and my daughter on Father’s Day weekend? (more…)
Continuing with my Chasing Waterfalls series, Elspeth and I met almost 2 years ago and have been talking about and trying to plan a waterfall session ever since. We finally managed to find a Sunday morning when we both had a little free time and the weather cooperated as well for once. LOL!
I’d heard of a waterfall just outside of Lower Sackville and since we didn’t have a lot of time, and didn’t really want to waste most of out time driving, we invited my friend Paul Girvan to come along to assist and help with some comic relief behind the scenes and we decided to go looking for Webber Lake Falls.
Sure enough, it was only a few minutes from the exit to Lower Sackville and relatively easy to find. Paul said he grew up not far from the site and never new it existed as it’s a little out of the way, yet less than a 5 minute walk from the service road. After finding a hunting blind and making sure no one was wandering around who would surprise us, we started planing out several shot ideas and got to work.
We only had around an hour to shoot and the water flow was a little lower than expected but we made the best of the situation and created some beautiful images despite the lack of water.
I’m planning to come back here another day when the water is higher and try another session to see what happens.
You may recall seeing a fine art session I shot some time ago while I had the Churchill House in Hantsport all to myself for the day. It’s such a beautiful space and since my first shoot there 3 years ago, I’ve seen dozens of people use the space. To the point where it’s hardly worth using any more. That said, I always try to look for a different perspective when using a space and I hope you will find the 8 pages of images that were published this morning in NUVU Magazine’s Book # 33 (available for purchase at THIS LINK) show a different side of this beautiful 200 year old mansion in the picturesque Annapolis Valley.
NUVU magazine has very quickly become one of my favorite art nude magazines, especially since Volo is now defunct, and I find their editorial quality is incredible and consistent, so I’m absolutely thrilled to have been included among some of the finest art nude and beauty photographers from around the world. I’m already working on my next submission set for them. 😉
I hope to shoot with Laura again but I recently learned she is leaving Nova Scotia for greener pastures so I wish her all the very best in her life and future modeling endeavours regardless. I think you’ll agree, she’s got an incredible potential for fine art and fashion and a positive and winning attitude to boot!
Pick up your own print or digital copy at the link above and enjoy!
Almost exactly a year ago, just before I moved out of my old studio in Downtown Halifax I spend almost a whole week shooting, kind of a last “hurrah!” you might say.
One of the sessions was with local model Rae Rose. Rae is just as comfortable in front of the camera nude as she is walking down the street on a regular afternoon and was a blast to spend the evening with shooting in the studio. We invited my favorite makeup artist and “Dream Team” member Bryana Doyscher and my good friend and fellow photographer Jim Vaughan was along to assist during the shoot.
We wanted to create some edgier boudoir and artistic images and a small selection of the images were just released in the October issue of INKX Magazine.
More often than not, it surprises me which images are selected when we submit to magazines and although we were very happy with the images that INKX selected, we thought that there were stronger images from the set that they chose not to include, so I’ve added a few “bonus” images here that were not chosen for publication. I’ll let you make up your own mind on that point. 😉
We’re planing a second waterfall session once the weather gets a little warmer, so look forward to seeing more with Rae later this summer too!