This time of year is especially hard for me as it’s time for the APA Something Personal 2014 Photo Contest.
What’s so difficult you may ask. The choosing! I’m always stumped as to what to submit. As a long time APA member you’d think it would be easy to figure out what your favourite or best work of the year is to share with your peers in a photo contest that will be judged by your peers, and then exhibited at the holiday party in front of your pees. No pressure or anything. Sheesh! So what do I do when I’m faced with this plague of indecision? Procrastinate! Just kidding. But really, what I actually did was I decided to choose my favourite shoot and put it up on my facebook page ask for help from my peers. Yep, it sounds a little bit like cheating, but it’s not. Why not ask for help when you need it. It’s especially important to a lifestyle fashion photographer like myself when you create literally hundreds of photos, making the final selects is exhausting and riddled with tough choices.
This shoot was with Achok from Scout Models. W25 magazine picked up the photo story and published it in their online and print magazine. I had an amazing team. My wardrobe stylist was Nikki Grattan from In the Make and my Hair and Make up Artist was Tacha Scott Santana of Dream Girl Make Up Institute. I mean, yeah, this stellar team makes the whole deciding tough!
So, with that said, I will share the photo shoot that I feel is my top lifestyle fashion photography shoot of the year. Who knows, I may post another shoot tomorrow if I get cold feet. But for now, here’s what I love the most. Let me know in the comments section what your favourite photos are!!!