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.
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.
I recently did a photoshoot with a beautiful you woman. Everyone believes that they can take a good picture with their point and shoot camera or their iphone’s, blackberry’s etc. However, the difference between a good picture and a great picture takes planning. Make-up, hair, clothes, setting up the sceen, how do you want to be represented, and lastly post-production or retouching. I wanted to show everyone how a little planning will get you the great shoot. Check out the following:
In June, I had the priviledge of working with an amazing hair and make-up artist called Tomoko Hidaka and a clothing stylist called Camille Perreault. They managed to work together in order to help me make my vision of an outdoor vintage shoot come to fruition.
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/
I recently did a lifestyle photoshoot at Plage Ste-Catherine’s Recreo Park. It was a beautiful day, in an idealic setting and I was working with a beautiful, sweet model. Emilie is great to work with and is willing to do what it takes (within reason of course) to get that perfect shot. As you can see, I think we succeded in getting beautiful material to work with. Hope you enjoy and please, feel free to share and leave your comments.
This was my first attempt at a vintage boudoir shoot. It went relatively well. I still have some learning to do in regards to posing the model better. The model was very receptive in following instructions and I hope to be able to attempt this type of photography again soon.
Hope you all enjoy. Let me know what you think. I would love to hear back.
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.