I adore photographing off the beaten path, pulled into the wild, and inspired by my surroundings. Though Chilliwack River Road may not be far off or exotic, it definitely satisfies the itch to photograph someone in a beautiful setting. The mountains enveloped around us and a forest of tall beautiful green trees complimented Nicole and her dynamic beauty.
With a dark Red Vamp lip, and smokey eyes, Nicole came to life in front of the camera. Her personality in general is unique and those who have the pleasure of knowing her know the joy she is, her humor alone had us both laughing between shots.
It truly was a pleasure photographing Nicole, and I hope to work with her again in the future!
“All that is Gold does not glitter, not all who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renewed shall be blade that was broken: the crownless again shall be king” – J.R.R.Tolkien
When the warmth of her golden glow sets fire to the winter snow, she comes alive with the power in her eyes.
I had an amazing time collaborating with Jennifer Marie last week, and in the midst of rain and snow she nailed an exceptional portrait session!
I have been watching the “Once Upon a Time” TV series, and this golden goddess felt like a page out of the old leather book full of folklore.
“They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31
This verse has been a favourite of mine for countless years and a source of inspiration for my photo-shoot with Gwich’in model, Nigit’Stil. I had bought the feathers many months ago in hopes to bring my dream to life; when Nigit’Stil echoed my idea in creative conversation I knew she had to be my face for the series.
The night before our session I planned out lighting, make-up, and composition. I have a deep passion for photography, but not many people know my love for makeup artistry which I do like to stretch my muscles in these creative situations. I really love how it translated so fluidly with my vision to include feathers in lieu of her eyebrows. It is truly a blessing to have a fellow artist like Nigit’Stil have full faith in my creative direction.
I hope you enjoy the creative vision for my series of images entitled “The weight of my wings”.
After our indoor portraits Nigit Stil and I ventured out into the brush of Yellowknife. I specifically wanted to have two very different styles within this photo-shoot. The first being a cascading entanglement of feathers and hair, and the second to be a magnificent nest of brown curls and feathers. I was very happy with the conversion that took no less than 5 minutes to pin up.
Is Nigit Stil not the most elegant example of Northern Beauty you seen? Her warm compassionate soul echoes through into each portrait I captured.
There is nothing greater than the last image of a session taking your breath away completely. This last portrait below was taken as I was disassembling my studio lighting, I saw this pose and took what is one of my most favourite creative portraits to date!
The beauty of Yellowknife is found in its rolling hills; painted with a warm cinnamon hued brush and evergreen trees perched atop monolithic rock formations. Upon moving to Yellowknife I joked about the constant state of white, how I had become color-blind in the constant winter slumber. As the sun melted away the blankets of snow I saw the true character of the landscape and I was instantly inspired.
Sadetlo is a beautiful Yellowknife model; and when I asked her to join me on an impromptu photo shoot capitalizing on the beauty of nature she was excited to play with the vision I had.Nature and the human form combine in this series of images, influenced by the setting sun and moody clouds, this session centered on the Awakening of Spring shows the initial thaw of a cold world coming back to life.
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