Memories of Summer

Memories of last summer. Hanging out with Dani and Annie at a cottage by the lake shooting content for VX2 Magazine. What a beautiful day on the lake. I'm missing the summer months. The good news is that that summer is on it's way. In a month or less it will be warm enough to get outside and have some fun. I can't wait. I have so many ideas lined up I just want to get out there now and start shooting. 

Anni Laurie Wade

Seductive beauty Anni Laurie Wade shot by Studio V Photography. This past summer I had the pleasure of working with Annie twice on a set of magazine submission shoots for VX2 Magazine. This shot is from our second shoot up in the Georgian Bay area. Myself and fellow photographer Paul Venomous had shot all the content we had set out to shoot and the day was coming to a close. I was packing up my gear and getting ready for the trek back to Toronto when I noticed Annie and the other models playing around in the water. Annie was in her black bikini with black sunglasses black hair and striking blue eyes on the blue water. Well, let me just say, that was all the inspiration I needed to pull out my just-packed-away camera again and snap a few quick shots before the sun set. In the moment I was happy that I shot a few extra shots but later when I looked at the pictures I was kicking myself for not taking the time to try and shoot a full submission set. Chalk that one up to a learning experience. ;) 

Annie is an interesting character in the way that she is a happy, smiling, bubbly fun to be around kind of chick. That's how I perceived her character, so that was the way I tried to portray her in my photos. But every now and then the jovial expression would disappear and these confident seductive eyes would be gazing back at me. I had no idea she could pull off this look till the end of our shoot. For me this is a game changer. The next time I work with her there's going to be a little less laughter and a lot more fire. 

Kesha Lynn Stevens

Studio V Photography: Meet all natural beauty Kesha Lynn Stevens. She's just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. One of my favourite people ever and such an awesome person. Miss her. Here's a little memory of days past. We shot this in the Dominican Republic a few years ago. 

When I had the chance to shoot this naturally curvy beauty on the beach this Toronto Photographer jumped at the opportunity. I was done shooting for the day and looking forward to spending some time away from the camera. My assistant and I had retired to the beach bar to check out the action. We were at one of the infamous Paul Buceta pool parties and there were a bunch of models and photographers hanging out with drinks in hand. There was a good mix that year with photographers coming in from all parts of Canada and the US. A group of us had wondered over to the beach to check out the stars. Keshia suggested let's do a night shoot. I had worked with Kesha before and it was a good time so I thought what the heck let's do it. My room wasn't far so I grabbed my camera, flashlight, and speedlights. Can't forget that flashlight if you want a good night shoot. Ya so than this picture happened. It was a memorable night. The group of us just hung out on the beach drinking and friending and having a chill night. I miss those Pool Party trips down south. There hasn't been one in a while.