Corporate Meltdown

 Photoshoot with Sonia, Ottawa, Ontario, 10 Jun 2012.

"Corporate Meltdown" photoshoot with Sonia, Ottawa, Ontario, 10 Jun 2012.

This was my first photoshoot of 2012, and my first in 6 months. Yes 2012 did not get off to a rocking start..., blame the day job, I guess. :)

This was also one of my first theme-driven photoshoots, with business wear in a glamorous style with a hint of pin-up. I also just recently picked up a used vintage bicycle specifically for photoshoots, and adding some commute vignettes to the theme seemed a perfect fit.

Sonia was was prepped early in the morning by the ever-talented makeup artist Caroline, who apparently relished the theme judging from the intense eye lashes she applied. We then hit a local university campus as our corporate setting, with Sonia enthusiastic and well-prepared as always with 2 or 3 bags of wardrobe from which to choose.

Most of our shooting was spent outdoors on the bicycle and other vignettes. Being a bit rusty, and still adapting to the new camera, I fell behind schedule and therefore didn't get as much coverage of the indoor vignettes as I had intended. Trying to make enough variety to cover an entire shoot with a single wardrobe outfit is definitely challenging, but I'm very happy with the results. I believe I achieved the seductive flavour that I had imagined for the shoot, although much of the credit for that must go to the lovely and crazy-fit Sonia.

As has become my primary style, all images here were shot with available light, supplemented by reflectors.