An important step in my process as a photographer is to build a solid rapport with my subject, before they step in front of my lens. Being photographed can be an intimidating concept for many, if I have the trust of the person I am photographing, truly magic can be created in that collaboration. Sometimes from these exchanges, clients who begin as strangers become people I consider dear friends.
Erin is one of those incredible client-friends, who I am immeasurably grateful for. She humbly role models the power of gratitude and acceptance with such grace and intent, I feel so lucky to have her in my life.
When she reached out to me again this year to arrange a new photo shoot, I was beyond excited to bring her concepts to life. We had lengthy conversations about what the ideas represented to her, and how different locations could serve as symbols in the imagery.
We set out on a full day of shooting, with makeup beginning at a very uncomfortable 4:30am so we could make it out to Squamish BC by sunrise. Our small but amazing team made this day a huge success. Leigh Dickson Artistry on makeup, and Victoria Canning photo assisting and shooting some behind the scenes video.
Below you can watch the video of our photo shoot. Hope you enjoy!