Energetic, daring, and talented are just a few words to describe Adele. We had so much fun shooting in Old Montreal. We could have kept shooting all day! I knew it was going to be a great shoot when we first met and Adele told me she wanted to climb and jump off things. :)
Old Montreal day or night is just full of photo possibilities. Sure it's touristy, but the cobble stone streets and architecture make you forget that. Sheida was awesome to work with as we wandered the streets after sunset when Old Montreal began to glow. I can't wait to do some more evening shoots across Montreal.
Saint Laurent Boulevard was the perfect backdrop for urban dancer Gaby. We started by wandering through the surrounding neighborhoods and then made our way down Saint Laurent Boulevard from one colorful mural to the next. Gaby had some amazing moves and even though the temperature started dropping by the end of our shoot she kept dancing strong all the way to the end. It was a pleasure working with her.
It was a cool autumn day, one of the last before the winter weather rolled in. Raphaelle and I wandered around Le Plateau area looking for cool alleys but the fall leaves seemed to draw all our attention. We made our way over to La Fontaine Park where the yellow leaves lay like a blanket across the park. Raphaelle was amazing to work with, despite the cool weather she had endless energy and was game for anything.
So this is the first of (hopefully) many posts that might look a little similar. But first I have to set the scene, bear with me for a little flashback story.
I began my photography journey in high school. At the time I had to work toward preparing for a final show upon graduation. Being a 5-day-a-week dancer at the time, I was naturally drawn to dance photography for my focus. I completed a body of work of dancers and non-dancers all dancing in the photo studio; the theme was, Anyone Can Dance. But at the same time I was jotting down ideas in my journal for future photoshoots. I wanted to shoot dancers in urban environments. I won't bore you with my teenage doodles. I brainstormed this series over multiple pages and it stuck with me for years.
Follow your dreams
Flash forward to 2017 and I had NEVER completed that idea. It was finally time. Andréanne was my first dancer in November of 2017 and it snowed the night before so we got creative and stayed inside for her shoot. I'm so excited to be finally bringing this project to life after all these years and to have found the most wonderful dance community that has welcomed me with open arms.