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....

Janine - First Studio Shoot

Test shoots are sometimes great, and sometimes a wash.  For this particular shoot I wasn't sure what to expect since I had Janine Quinn modelling, and it was her first time in front of a camera in the studio.  She's a hair stylist and makeup artist, and was very competent in doing her own look (which was really convenient since I couldn't pin down a makeup artist or stylist for the shoot).

The other uncertainty in the studio was me; I had never shot on my Hasselblad in these conditions so I had no idea what to expect.  And it's not like you can just check the back; but that's half the fun of working with film.

This shot came out of the hassy.  Kodak Portra 400 film (didn't have anything faster) scanned with an Epson V500.

Janine had a good extensive wardrobe to choose from and we went through a series of looks, from very basic to something more elegant and finally something street-style with a kick (I'm loving that Marvel pencil skirt in the final image below btw).  

We had a blast shooting these looks, with Paul Vienneau as cheerleader/assistant.  I was really pleased to be able to go through several different lighting setups and get some mileage on my Hasselblad, but the star of this shoot was Janine.  She rocked it, and I hope that she keeps on booking.  

More of my work is coming down the pipe.  I've been so ridiculously busy this summer that I haven't had time to look after my blog.