Savannah's Dance Themed Lifestyle Shoot

I met Savannah back in February while shooting the wedding of her friends Lisa & Aron.  She was one of the bridesmaids & we hit it off right away.  A few months later, she reach out wanting to do a branding overhaul for her dance school Propel Dance Center & get some updated lifestyle shots for her Arbonne Consultant businesses.  As a dancer she wanted the images to be artistic, unique & fun, all while being powerful & making a statement.

For me, this was a great opportunity to really be creative with lighting & posing while directing someone with so much grace & body awareness.

When it came to picking a location we both agreed Evergreen Brick Works would be the perfect place to start with it's variety of backdrops, soft natural light, privacy & rustic feel.  We the shoot on the pier facing Toronto's beautiful skyline at sunset.

Big shout out to Savannah for putting her heart & soul into each image, as well as all the prep she put in for this shoot. Immanuel & Rebecca, thank you for your amazing assistance, you were both so helpful & made for really good energy on set.

I hope you enjoy the variety of looks & feels we came up with on this editorial feeling lifestyle shoot for Savannah.

xo,

J

Equestrian Portraits with Sydney & Apollo

All Sydney wanted for her birthday were some pictures of her stunning horse Apollo to print & put up in her room. When my good friends Bill & Shannon asked, I was more than thrilled to be of service.  As we planned the shoot for a gorgeous summer evening 2 hours before sunset, I was happy to learn we'd be shooting at the one of the most beautiful stables & properties in the GTA called Pathways on Pleasure Valley.  Michael, thank you for giving us the freedom we needed & being so easy going.  The scenery, light & subjects were perfect!

Shannon & Bill, thank you for the opportunity to create such beautiful images for your daughter. 

Sydney, you're so calm & poised, Apollo really responds to you!  Most of all, I appreciate you trusting me & being so patient when I kept insisting: "JUST ONE MORE SHOT, JUST ONE MORE, THIS LIGHT IS SO GOOD!"

Grateful & thrilled with the way it all came together for us <3

J

As the sun fell, I was able to play with the magical light we were given & images just got better & better