Well, what can I say about this couple? Young, talented, creative, musical … charitable and so much fun to hang out with! I’ve been so blessed to have the opportunity to work with yet another awesome couple who were so easy going that it was like we’ve been friends for a long time, even though I’ve only worked with Brittany within a year and with Kyle, it was our first encounter at this engagement session.
We held this session at the Port Whitby Marina and what a great backdrop for their first set of wardrobe. With the intimate expressions and coy smiles, I felt I was shooting for Nautica ads!
As Brittany and Kyle harmoniously posed for the camera, we went from intimate lovey-dovey shots near the dock, to fun date-like shots at an outdoor gym, some park swings and an ice-cream truck.
About the ice cream scene: couples get used to my directions behind the camera. However, I wasn’t getting the right shot at first until I had to embarrassingly give a direction which could’ve been taken wayyy out of line, sounding crass. Let’s just say that the action “licking” had us in stitches after my command. In the end, I DID get my shot!!! Brit and Kyle, you guys are the best!
I used a musical metaphor earlier because they are both so musically talented: Brittany with a sweet sounding opera singing style coupled with Kyle’s gentle John Mayerish voice. Did they sing for me? Not quite…but more on that on their wedding day… :0) Stay tuned!
For now, I hope you enjoy their engagement session.
“Island Time”…could mean just the hourly change from time zones but for locals of the Caribbean (and close friends of those from the Caribbean) those two words mean “being late”. How could I even dare open up this post about this couple? Well, it’s because with joking understanding, they were actually ON time and we marveled at how that even happened!
Honestly, Dana and Kerwin were a lot of fun to photograph. So much so, I had to control myself from shaking the camera too much as jokes flew left, right, and center. We became friends within minutes…like friends I haven’t seen in ages! These two, who have known each other since their childhood in St. Lucia, have finally made the promise for eternity.
High Park — although a beautiful Canadiana setting — was a far cry from what could have been beautiful sandy shores, palm trees and warm weather, yet Dana and Kerwin brought the warmth through their lovey-dovey interactions, when I got them to pose.
Just to be fair, Philippines is an island too, and I can totally relate to “island time” in a recent event (sorry Dana! inside j/k!). Haha!
All in all, whether late or later, [true] love is [most certainly] patient (1 Cor 13: 4) and when it is patient … it will last forever.
So now you know my “guilty pleasure”… the Toronto International Film Festival! And with my track record, it seems like I’ve started a tradition for every other year. I had started taking these “legitimate paparazzi” photos of the stars, as they attend the movie that their promoting, back in 2009. The next one was in 2011. It was certainly a delight to see these movie stars in the flesh and realize that they are certainly like you and me!
There is certainly a rush when you see the sleek black Escalade/Cadillac/Audi SUV drive up. Everyone reaches for the camera(s), iPads or mobile devices and then…the hollering begins. “Julia, over here!” “Julia, turn around please!” “Julia, one more look back!” And as all that commotion goes on, each photographer has the challenge to snap their best images of the celebrity amidst blocking views of heads, mobile devices, hands and arms stretching to get “the shot”. Quite entertaining! Essentially, the trick is to get there as early as possible and be the first at the front line at the gate so you won’t run into those challenges.
Last night’s headliner was certainly Julia Roberts as she gracefully greeted the fans and smiled for everyone to snap away. Well, tiff, it was fun! See you in 2015!
Ben Mulroney (our own local celebrity!)