Vintage Inspired Wedding Shoot at Château St. Ambroise in Montreal

A few months back, I did a vintage inspired wedding shoot at Château St. Ambroise in Montreal with the wonderful Fanny Wong and MUA Kitty Mann,  Here are some of the results of that shoot.  The enitre shoot was conducted with ambiant light only.  So no flash, a high ISO and at times a reflector.  Enjoy the results.

As we women know wearing high heels all day long can get quite painful, so here is an image 'au naturel' in regards to shoes

As we women know wearing high heels all day long can get quite painful, so here is an image ‘au naturel’ in regards to shoes

Thinking on the big Day

Thinking on the big Day

Stairs and Passageways

Stairs and Passageways

One eyed Bride

One eyed Bride

Giggles in the Maze

Giggles in the Maze

Bannisters and Lines

Bannisters and Lines

Framed

Framed

Hats and Hands

Hats and Hands

Backlit Window

Backlit Window

Pretty in Flowers

Pretty in Flowers

Woe on Black

Woe on Black

Cars at Château St. Amboise

Cars at Château St. Amboise

Josephine Inspired Vintage Shoot

Josephine Baker sashayed onto a Paris stage during the 1920s with a comic, yet sensual appeal that took Europe by storm. Famous for barely-there dresses and no-holds-barred dance routines, her exotic beauty generated nicknames “Black Venus,” “Black Pearl” and “Creole Goddess.” Admirers bestowed a plethora of gifts, including diamonds and cars, and she received approximately 1,500 marriage proposals. She maintained energetic performances and a celebrity status for 50 years until her death in 1975. Unfortunately, racism prevented her talents from being wholly accepted in the United States until 1973. (quote from the official Josehpine Baker website http://www.cmgww.com/stars/baker/about/biography.html)

This is a tribute to her marvelous performances and talent.  This was Krystyna’s idea, she did her own hair and makeup as she is a makeup artist and we put the wardrobe together.  She was an absolute joy to work with, following direction and inputting her own inspiration as the day unfolded.

Please enjoy the images.

Pretty in pink with Krystyna

Killer Smile

Posing

Posing was second nature to Josephine, here Krystyna plays the part beautifully

Thinking of her next performance

Contemplation

Serious at the keys

Serious at the Keys à la Josephine

Comedic Act

Look at me clowning around

50s Vintage Fashion or Retro Fashion Photoshoot, whichever you prefer

A few weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Bobbi from Tarte Nouveau who is a creator of fastenator hats.  We thought it would be great to shoot these little hats on models as opposed to doing a catalogue type shoot that would just show case the hats.  In using models, we are able to show the public how these hats can be worn.

The day was very long as I live on the south shore of Montreal and Bobbi lives on the North shore, but once we reached our destination, the two models were ready and willing to do and try anything and any location to turn this into something wonderful.  We also must not forget Bobbi’s husband who was generous in feeding us both lunch and dinner.  He’s the type of guy a girl must hang on to.  However, I digress.

If you like what you see please do not hesitate to leave a comment, follow my blog or contact me.  As well, If you would like to obtain a wonderful little fastenator hat for yourself, check out Bobbi’s website at:  http://www.tarte-nouveau.ca/

 

50s Retro look brought into the modern era

Vintage setting using a retro color scheme

Look at me! Sweet Madame Blue

Blue Retro Fashion

Vintage Polly in Retro stair setting

Polly

Rose hat with pattern

Flapper Girl

Vintage 30s and 40s Flapper girl

Pink and white checkered hat

Retro Fashion

Pin-up style 50s vintage

50s Vintage

Black and white fastenator hat

Vintage look and hat

Fastenator hat

http://www.tarte-nouveau.ca/ to optain hats

50s Vintage Photoshoot in Old Montreal

A couple weeks ago I had the priviledge to work with two wonderful and amazing people who enabled me to produce some pretty darn good images for my vintage photography series.  These amazing people where Tomoko Hidaka a make-up artist who has been in the business for quite a few years and donated her time to my cause.  You can check out her work on her website at: http://www.tomokoh.com/tomokoh_makeuphaircreations/Welcome.html and the other amazing person I worked with was Camille Perreault who is a clothing stylist.  You can view her work on her website at:  http://camillepstyling.carbonmade.com/about.

I also worked with two great models Emilie Benoit and Emily O’Connor and was assisted by En JuLee.  All together we made an amazing team.

I am attaching a few images of my Vintage Shoot.  These were all done in Montreal near the waters edge.  The setting was beautiful and the temperature was equally cooperative (not always the case in our part of the world).  The clothing was supplied from H & M with some of the clothing and accessories being vintage pieces provided by myself and Camille.  This shoot was inspired by a Vogue shoot that I had run across a while back.

Hope you enjoy the images.  I will be posting more in a few days time.

50s Vintage inspired shoot done in Old Montreal

Ballerina style pose

Walkway in front of the St. Lawrence River

Caroline in Studio

My  84 year old aunt gave me her wedding dress that she wore back in the late 1940.  What potential for a great image.  I managed to get an up and coming model to work with me on this one.  She did an amazing job and look absolutely fabulous wearing the dress and then the fur cape, that happened to belong to my mothers aunt.  So Vintage it was all the way on this one.  The first image is a combination of the following two images.  This’ll give you an idea at how we see images and how we combine them to get the best possible of all worlds.

 

Vintage Fashion composite of Caroline

The body from this image was used.

This image used her face. I absolutely loved the lighting coming off her cheekbones.