Saskatoon Fashion Shoot – A Local Business Collaboration

A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to collaborate with three other Saskatoon businesses – Mint Fashion Company, Chop Chop Salon, and Lifetime Productions. None of us had worked together before, but we hoped that the four of us could leverage each of our specialities to make some stunning photographs. Mint Fashion Company was kind enough to provide three outfits for Katrina Ham of Lifetime Productions to model, while Jennilee Cardinal-Schultz and Amanda Dreis from Chop Chop Salon styled her hair and worked their magic with the make-up.

Even though it was the end of February, I was really hoping to do the shoot outside. We were getting unusually mild temperatures during the lead-up to the shoot, but when the day finally arrived things had returned to normal and the great outdoors was no longer an option. I knew that some of the newly renovated buildings at the University of Saskatchewan were promising for indoor locations so just as a precaution I had scouted the area a few weeks prior.

Fortunately it was February break so there was barely anyone at the University. This gave Katrina and I the luxury of just taking our time and using each location to its fullest. We spent a couple hours together wandering around campus taking advantage of the bountiful light flowing into so many different areas.

I must say that it was a pleasure working with these other local companies. All of them were class acts and I would highly recommend stopping in and connecting with them – you won’t be disappointed. I hope you enjoy the photographs that I captured.

ClothingMint Fashion Company
Hair/MakeupChop Chop Salon, Jennilee Cardinal-Schultz and Amanda Dreis
Model/CoordinatorLifetime Productions, Katrina Ham

Christa & Luke are Engaged

Christa and Luke are getting married this summer in Melfort, Saskatchewan and they contacted me because they were interested in having some engagement photos made. We were getting close to Spring so I was hoping that we would be able to make it my first outdoor shoot of the season. But if you know anything about Saskatchewan winters, it rarely cooperates. This time was no exception.

Since we weren’t about to let a little cold weather get in the way of us having a good time, we found a handful of great locations around the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon to shoot. Making use of the many large windows around campus, there was plenty of soft natural light for us to have fun with.

The two of them were hoping to get a few shots downtown along the river since that was where Luke proposed to Christa, so we wrapped up at the University and decided to brave the frigid temperatures. I’m glad we decided to make the effort because now they have some photographs that they really had their heart set on getting.

Here are some of my favourite photographs from the afternoon, and be sure to also check out their high definition slideshow.

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