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This shoot was something I had wanted to do for a while. When I first saw Billie Chiasson‘s work, I thought the contrast of our styles would compliment each other well. So I asked her if she would be interested in shooting the same models around the same locations. The idea was that I would photograph one model while Billie photographed the other and then we would switch. She did all the work putting the shoot together with the models and I showed up a few hours before the shoot so we could location scout…
This was probably one of my favorite shoots to date… despite almost being arrested. That’s a bit of a long story but I can summarize: we were shooting in a place where we weren’t supposed to, but there were no signs to tell us we were in the wrong… That, combined with the fact that we weren’t shooting for commercial purposes, saved us.
Billie and I shot pretty well in the same spaces with the exception of the last look. The models we worked with were absolutely fantastic and moved extremely well, which always makes our jobs much easier.
We had beautiful light the whole day and I shot entirely natural/available light… Actually, on this trip to Toronto I only shot natural/available light… all 6 shoots.
We didn’t necessarily have the two models’ looks compliment one another. We treated each model like it was it’s own shoot.
We were able to find locations that enhanced the looks and they were all within a couple of minutes of where we did the prep. That made it easy to change the wardrobe looks and with 3 looks for each model we had to move as quick as possible.
Make sure you head over to Billie’s Facebook page and check out her images from the shoot (you may have to go back a bit, it took longer than I expected to get to edit these images).
Kaitie is represented by: Peggi Lepage
Hair and Makeup: Olivia Chandler
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