Monday, 30 January 2017

Musée in Montreal

It's kind of a commonly-made joke that the best part about living in Ottawa is the proximity to Montreal :P Not going to comment on whether or not I agree, but I will admit that it makes weekend trips much more convenient compared to Toronto.  It was an artsy-fartsy trip and I'm pretty excited to be sharing some photos from my visit last weekend to see my best friend Eliza.

We started off the day with a slight detour over the Victoria Bridge across the St Lawrence:

Bridge in fog
...but eventually made it to our intended destination, Premiere Moisson Bakery.
They had the most adorable looking desserts and pastries that looked too good to be food. I was particularly enamoured with this one:

strawberry rhubarb tart

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Fall Walks with Lily

Super excited to share the first post of my 2017 Fashion Photography project!  January post featuring the fabulous Lily :)
I've been eager to share these photos for a while.  As I'm sure you can see from the autumn leaves, they were taken a little while ago #tbt :P

Jacket -
Top - Dynamite
Skirt - J Crew

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

2017 Fashion Project

First official post of 2017 whoo!  As previously alluded to at the end of my last post, with the end of the 2016 Vintage project, I'll be starting a brand new project for 2017.  Specifically, I'll be looking to focus on phasion fotography -- ahem, fashion photography (doesn't it look so fancy in italics :P)

There's a couple of reasons why I want to pursue this project.  The vintage project was great in pushing me to explore specific ideas and concepts that I had in mind, creating something that only existed in my imagination, and trying out self-portraiture.  Oh, not to mention the totally justified shopping sprees and playing dress-up hehe.

However, I realized that I want to focus more on being behind the camera again.  There's a timing issue with self-portraits that relies heavily on a iterative process of reviewing and adjusting, and I found that I really missed the level of "in-the-moment" artistic direction I would have if I were behind the camera.

Additionally, I think this renewed focus would build me up to potentially transition to other kinds of photography that I might be interested in in the future (maybe weddings/engagements? imagining all the pretty white dresses!)

Similar to how I did the 2016 project though, I'm looking at a year-long commitment with monthly deliverables (some office lingo coming through here, bear with me).  As mentioned in my reflections on the vintage project, I believe it's important to have some sort of structure and consistent outputs to keep myself in check, otherwise it's much too easy to procrastinate or fall off the wagon.  So my goal for this year is to have at least one post every month featuring two different fashion outfits -- just to make it a little bit harder than last year.

Without further ado, let's take a sneak peek at the faces that will be featured in my project (some might seem familiar):

As I'm sure you can tell, everyone's really different and so I'm super excited for the variety of styles I'll get to shoot!

Stayed tuned for January's post to come out soon :)

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Bit of Bubbly

Happy New Year!
Finishing off my 2016 vintage project with a New Year's Eve themed BANG :)