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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
10/15/2017
Studio Boudoir with Miss R

I met new model Miss R during an online discussion in a model and photographer group about a new “modeling agency” that has started to appear in Halifax recently. I’ve been an advocate for model safety and rights for almost as long as I’ve been actively working with models and would be lying if I said I wasn’t concerned about the business practices of this “agency” which will sign anyone who shows up for a meeting and can pay the initial fees, which typically run close to $600 and is supposed to cover their initial portfolio photo shoot. Many photographers I know are willing to offer new models a discounted rate for portfolio sessions and the $600 fee seems more than a little excessive since six months later, I still haven’t been able to find any evidence that anyone signed with them has gotten any paid work.

So, Miss R and I sat down over coffee to discuss the modeling industry in Halifax and talk about her contract with this agency, what she hoped to accomplish as a model and what sort of modeling she wanted to do. I offered her a discounted portfolio building session rate and brought in my favorite make-up artist and regular Elegant Boudoir team member Bryana Doyscher and off to the studio we went! 🙂

Having only recently turned 19 years old, Miss R follows direction very well and is eager to learn, not to mention she’s beautiful and a lot of fun to photograph too. I’m sure you’ll see more from Miss R in the future.

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HatMan2K
06/09/2016
Location Boudoir Session with V

V and I discussed shooting for several weeks before we finally managed to find a time that worked for her as she runs her own small business several hours from Halifax making it difficult for her to find the time to travel. So we met half way at a heritage property in the Annapolis Valley that has some absolutely stunning rooms, windows and furniture to work with.

We still only had a very short time that the space was available to us so we picked a few locations and a single outfit and off we went to create some beautiful images.

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HatMan2K
01/31/2016
Boudoir Portfolio Building with B

I’ve photographed B several times and have even hired her for a couple of workshops that I teach from time to time. She’s without a doubt one of my favorite models to photograph. She joined our team recently while we had an incredible location available to us to help create some new portfolio images. I think it worked out quite well. 🙂

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HatMan2K
01/31/2016
January Thaw with C

I’ve photographed C on several occasions now and she has even helped me out with a workshop. As a personal trainer and body building competitor, she is the absolute definition of fitness and is an incredibly confident yet shy and down to earth woman. Without a doubt one of my favorite people to have in front of my camera, whether in the studio or as was the case on this cold January afternoon, this beautiful downtown Halifax luxury condo. It was grey and cold outside, but inside, C was turning up the heat…

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HatMan2K
10/31/2015
Portfolio Building with O

Although some of these images have been shared previously, I’ve never published them as a complete collection, so I thought it time to remedy that oversight…

I’ve been a fan of O and her modeling for a year or so and was thrilled when she agreed to come into the studio to shoot a glamour boudoir session for my marketing and promotional material. I was in the middle of shooting at Hal-Con this particular weekend, so it was a relatively hectic schedule, but we found a mutual time that worked and got down to a few ideas we wanted to capture and showcase.

I was playing with a new modifier in the studio, a deep octabox, and I immediately fell in love with the look and the quality of light it provides.

Hope you enjoy the gallery!

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