I always love hanging out with this girl – we first met while I was going to teacher’s college at a time when I don’t think either of us thought that we’d one day be running our own photography businesses…but fast forward a few years and here we are doing exactly that. As a little mini-celebration of Kendel just being finished her own year of teacher’s college, we met up in Niagara-on-the-Lake a few days ago for a chat, a coffee, a stroll, and of course some photos.
I don’t think I can stress how important it has been for me to actually be the one on the other side of the camera and experience having my photograph taken. To experience the indecision of picking out the right outfit. Of stressing out about the zit on my face. Worrying as I’m standing there if I look alright or just plain awkward. It reminds me of my goal as a photographer to make people feel comfortable and maybe even fabulous about having their photo taken. Kendel does that really well, and I realized after the first few shots that everything was going to be ok and maybe even fabulous and we had a ball.
We roamed around the main street getting the most wonderful stares from retirees out for the day, both with our cameras in hand, taking turns shooting each other, flipping through each others’ images, getting inspired, trying a few more shots…then we ate yummy food and drank hot drinks and chatted photography, business, weddings, and life. I always get so much out of our talks. Kendel wore the cutest retro outfit and brought her collection of vintage cameras to play around with and…well, why I don’t I let you take a look for yourself? Here are a few of the shots that I got from our afternoon out…Kendel, you are gorgeous and amazing…when can we do this again?? xx