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As we all know Valentines Day is coming up this week and one of the most popular types of shoot this time of year seems to be a somewhat new genre of ‘Boudoir’ photographic portraits. I love the idea of a soon-to-be-bride doing an empowering shoot before the big day and giving an intimate album to their soon-to-be-groom as a wedding day present.
I shot a lot of photographic nudes while I was at university but this genre is new to me so I asked Nicole, an up and coming model to help me figure out what works and what doesn’t. The biggest thing I found that doesn’t work? Doing the shoot on my territory, having to strip my apartment of clutter was time consuming and I think, would be in-personable if this were a client shoot. Definitely have my eye on Hotel Metro for my next boudoir shoot!
You may remember the name Swallow and Twig from my last shoot with the Halifax artist and Jewellery designer which was shot in the Public Gardens just over a year ago. That shoot was heavily inspired by the jewellery, which included some designs which reminded me of the movie UP! Similarly this shoot was heavily inspired by the jewellery, this time mainly consisting of nautical themed pieces from her Nautical 2012 series, including- Aquatic, Sailor Jerry and Marina. We headed to my favourite harbour-side location in the eastern passage at Fishermans Cove at sunset and then when we lost light I finished up a few of the pieces the next day picking berries. If you’re thinking about starting Christmas shopping (It’s my birthday tomorrow so that means it is 8 weeks until Christmas) I’d highly recommend getting in early and making an order with Mary to custom make you a piece of her wearable art.
Big thankyou to my models Zach, Aiden, Steph, Laura and Cameron.
This summer I was lucky enough to be asked again by east coast Jewellery designer Jessie of Atlantic Art Couture to photograph her new line of jewellery which I got a strong woodland feel from. I adore all things with antlers and also a good walk in the woods so I knew that we could put our heads together and come up with a great idea for a shoot! I got together with the beautiful Brianna and Robynn and went for a walk through Point Pleasant Park in Halifax and had fun shooting with a cool vintage typewriter I picked up, vintage camera I was given, with some cars that just happened to be there and of course the gorgeous jewellery!
How could we just walk past this car! The owner was even so accommodating as to move it to a different space in the car park so that we had a better backdrop!
I had to have this terrarium ring with the Effiel tower in it and on my trip last month took a couple of shots with it from the top of the tower and with the real tower itself!
This shoot made me feel an overwhelming sense of Girl Power.
First off is Nicole, you might recognise her from the blog I posted on Monday about her lovely jewellery. These images were made to promote her Davis Designs line of upscale or costume jewellery. She is such a creative and talented person and cares about the environment enough to up-cycle old plastic into awesome art you can wear!
Lee is Nicole’s best friend and made a new and improved way to make water taste better and be better for you and the environment! Little tea bag-like filters which do something similar to what Britta Filers do but you can use them in your existing bottle and save the plastic! It blew my mind to know someone so young has made such an awesome thing.
Raina is a Mermaid. She uses her teaching background and amazing breath holding skills to teach children the importance of looking after our environment at birthday parties and fundraisers. She is a very inspirational woman to have overcome everything that life throws at her and we all loved to be able to say ‘There’s a mermaid in the basement’!
And last but not least, Bryana Doyscher is an amazing make-up artist and even from just from something simply described by us went over and above our expectations.
The extremely talented Nicole of Fan-Plastic Eco Accessories and Davis Designs (See follow-up blog post on Thursday) and I got together for a shoot to get some shots of her wonderful jewellery made from recycled plastics like laundry detergent bottles! I love the amazing colours that she gets out of the plastic which comes of course with a lot of creativity and patience. I still remember the burns I got from the jewellery class I took at NSCAD, so always have a ton of respect for jewellery artists!
All of these designs are available in her Etsy shop and you can follow her on facebook!
So when the Tall Ships were in town I couldn’t let the opportunity pass without collaborating with some local models Matt and Eden, for a shoot. I definitely think that if I’m shooting something like this again I will seriously consider going early in the morning so as to not have thousands of tourists to work around but still, it was a very fun shoot with the beautiful Eden falling through a barrel at one point!
MUA Laken Atwood
Last week I showed you my recent River Phoenix/90’s inspired shoot. This week is the beautiful Catherine (you may remember her from when I was in Halifax last and did this shoot) in a Whitney Houston/80’s inspired shoot. First wearing a very Whitney-esque dress I picked up at a vintage store downtown we channeled the young Whitney that we all remember and love. We headed to the gorgeous Sweet Hereafter to make use of their gorgeous wallpaper as a backdrop and have fun with mirrors and chairs. I can’t wait to get back there and enjoy a Cheesecake!
Sheena is a young model building her portfolio and after our conversations about what would be good for her portfolio- some natural light portraits taken outside, we settled on the location of the Kings/ Dalhousie architecture. I was excited to shoot in that location as I never had before and I was very pleasantly surprised when I found one of my favourite trees, with big beautiful Magnolias growing.
When I heard that Fantasy Faces were looking for someone to take photos for them of some body painting I knew it was something I had been wanting to get in my portfolio so I was only too happy to do the shoot for them. When I found out that I would also be taking photos of some Disney Princesses that can be hired for kids birthday parties etc I was even happier!
It was a challenge, with having to work inside entirely using flash as it was storming outside but I think under the circumstances we came up with some great images of both the face and body painting as well as the Disney Princesses. All the girls were lovely and I’m still in awe of Inesa’s body painting skills!