As a photographer, you are constantly scouting out locations looking for that perfect backdrop. When we talked about their engagement shoot, Rachel and Mark wanted to include the sunset. With so much rain recently, it was a joy to have a perfect night and beautiful sunset for their shoot. Rachel and Mark, I had a great time getting to know you both better and am looking forward to capturing your wedding this fall.
A few months back, Chris and Ruth booked me for their special day and wanted their engagement shoot to be when the weather was warmer (which took forever!) Today the weather was perfect and I had planned a unique photo-shoot with funky locations and lots of colour. I was stoked as they lovely couple were up for it.
We made a quick trip downtown Bowmanville and then headed out to some random abandoned buildings for something different. Chris & ruth were great and it really showed in the photos.
Great day. Great people. And Great photos. Thanks Chris and Ruth for being awesome and up for my crazy locations and ideas!
"Cover shoot? I'm in!"
That was the conversation last week as Melina messaged me about doing a photo shoot for the Albanian magazine she was going to be on the cover for. She was looking for some creative looks and a photographer that was up for the challenge.
After a few more messages later, I had an idea of location and started thinking about what I wanted the end result to look like. There is a really cool spot in Bowmanville that I like shooting in. It is this old building that is over 50 years old that has vintage looking walls and windows that you can't find much of anymore outside of the city.
When we started shooting, Melina told me that a previous photographer she had a shoot with said her smile was difficult to work with. This made me accept the challenge and also wanting to express how sad that it is. As photographers, it is our job to help our clients have images that are true expressions of who they are. To say that to a client means to me means that you missed the moment and I made it my goal to get a great full smile from Melina!
I am excited to see how the cover and the magazine article turns out! Hopefully I can get a copy! The shoot was a lot of fun and I wish Melina all the best as she continues to grow as a person and worship leader at her church!