As a photographer, it is my job to play with the environment, the location, the model, the weather, and my camera, all at the same time. Every single time I shoot, at least one is being temperamental.
Taking photographs in Vancouver, naturally the environment and weather are always a big factor. Rain. Yes, rain. Always looming. Well, not always, but in the winter months, always.
Pardeep and I have been friends for a while, as we first met on Twitter. On my latest trip to Vancouver I put out some feelers for anybody looking to make some magic, to do a shoot, and she expressed interest in getting some portraits done. Not typical portraits, she wanted character and reflections! I tried my best!
We picked a day when it was very cold, and drizzling slightly, and right along the inlet so that it would be as cold and miserable as possible for us making our magic. We all know that nothing good comes easy, right?
Pardeep was an absolute jewel to work with, and her motivation and eagerness kept us pushing on for more!
We shot in Crab Park – on the outskirts of Gastown – then went inside and had some tea (*read: warmed up & gathered motivation), and finished the shoot wandering into Gastown a little bit.