Brittany Webber Steams at Crystal Crescent Beach [Halifax Fashion Photographer]

Chasing light can be very challenging, especially with the kind of dramatic weather we are used to experiencing on the east coast.  Sometimes things are beautiful, dreamlike and peaceful, and other times we have torrents of wind and rain with incredibly powerful thunderstorms.  Of course, we get everything in between.  

In this shoot with Brittany Webber we got lucky with the late afternoon sun peeking over the hillsides surrounding Crystal Crescent.  The energy from the sun and the stunning scenery made this shoot into something special, without the need for a lot of heavy equipment.  That warmth was well needed, this shoot took place in late September (long after the beach season should have ended in Nova Scotia) when the evening temperatures sink below 10-15 degrees Celsius.  

As the sun set over the hills we took advantage of the infamous blue hour light to create some more images with a softer and cooler look.  We didn't last long however - the chill in the air was a bit much after a few minutes without the sun's warm rays. On the walk back to the cars we agreed that it was worth it - the images speak for themselves....

Outdoor late summer Fashion with Megan Tobin

MODEL: MEGAN TOBIN (SCOUT DEVELOPMENT AGENCY)

CLOTHING PROVIDED BY: SWEET PEA BOUTIQUE  (pieces by Mink Pink, Angel Eye, Lovelygirl Collection, and Evie)

ASSISTANT: RACHEL MCGRATH

WILDFLOWER BOUQUET: MAKE MERRY EVENTS

PHOTOGRAPHY: TIM LINGLEY

 

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In an effort to rejuvenate my work I've begun taking more time to shoot outside.  I'm not one to simply obey the whims of nature, so I have been dragging an elinchrom ranger pack along for the ride as well as a photek softlighter.  This combo allows me to bring my studio lighting outside, but in a way that melts away as if it's not even there.  

Working harder on fewer shoots has translated to a much stronger showing of work as far as I can tell - last year's photo experiences totalled just under 90 but I'm on track for around 50 or so this year.  I think they're getting better as I learn more about art and image creating not just from a photographic perspective but also from paintings and even movies.  

On the business side of things I will be ramping up some new stuff as well as redesigning the website for a much more focused viewing of my images.  Right now it's just a cluster of whatever I want to upload and it's about time it saw a full scale overhaul.  Brace yourselves.  A new website is coming....

 

Model Test with Maya (Scout Development Agency)

CREDITS:

MODEL: MAYA (SCOUT DEVELOPMENT AGENCY)

MAKEUP: TIA DEGIOBBI

HAIR: MELISSA DILLMAN

PHOTOGRAPHY: TIM LINGLEY

One of the things I love the most about working with Scout Development Agency is that the models are always so much fun to shoot with.  I get the opportunity to create and try new lighting setups and other techniques in the studio and the models always seem to have a great time.  Win win. 

In this particular instance I got to work with Maya, whose charm and beauty emanated into the room and translated extraordinarily well on camera.  The set was a basic grey seamless backdrop, which meant that there was no distraction from Maya. 

Model Test with Stephanie - Patterns Galore! [Halifax Fashion Photographer]

CREDITS:

MODEL: STEPHANY MURPHY

MAKEUP: TRINA WEATHERBEE

ASSISTANT: LINDSAY PUBLICOVER

I loved shooting at Aperture studios but I hated the floor.   And that's exactly why I went to home depot to buy some flooring tiles to cover up the laminate horrors of red-orange-brown.   Instead of the brown tones, we now had a checkerboard pattern to shoot on and that meant black and white patterned garments (for the most part) to complement the setting.   The end goal of this whole effort was to create a space within the studio that didn't look at all like the studio.