This is a collection of a few of my favourite natural-light portraits from recent shoots. I love people’s faces, and I love to go in for extremely close, intimate portraits. Whenever possible—whether it’s a wedding, engagement, or family shoot—I’ll try to find a time to grab a few of these super close-ups. My one rule is to never ask for a smile (or have ’em “say cheese”)… instead, I have to illicit a natural reaction. The technical aspects are important, but not nearly as important as an honest expression.
It was a brisk November afternoon in Waterloo Park but at least the sun was out. We shot fast and had tons of fun climbing all over the trains. I really dig all the colours and straight lines as backgrounds. Kathy (second from left) and I had worked together in the past and we always talked about doing a photo shoot together. This was a rare day where all the members of her family were in town and available. She contacted me the day before and we set it up!
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Paige (second from the left) contacted me to photograph her family, and said they’d like it to be near water. I was surprised when they agreed to hop right into the creek! The Killick family was super fun to work with, and totally game for any crazy idea I might have had. Photos taken on the hot hot spring afternoon of May 31, 2011.
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