A Captured Moment with Alfie Vente
Providence or the benefits of social media? I think the first that made for the latter. Alfie and I haven’t seen each other since almost 20 years with our mutual friends. It was only providence that through a Facebook query, looking for photographers, that we would reconnect.
Alfie Vente, from Vente Pain Relief Clinic, was looking to get some updated head shots yet most importantly, editorial photos for his latest marketing plan. I was overjoyed that from the other options he had considered, he ended up hiring me. For me, it wasn’t just about the session. Moreso, it was reconnecting with an ol’ friend and reminiscing about many fun events we experienced.
The session was late afternoon and in his offices on the 56th floor of the First Canadian Place. After our discussion, I knew I had a limited window in order to capture the sunset overlooking the wonderful Toronto skyline and downtown core. It went well with some of the calm poses and peaceful essence we wanted to capture. With the assistance of his beautiful wife, Sandra, capturing some behind-the-scenes footage, it was definitely a success! (check below for the clip!)
Currently, the finalized (and chosen) image is displayed in a 4 x 6‑foot poster in one of the most busiest corridors between First Canadian Place and Scotia Plaza. I even went there to check it out and found it very challenging to even get a selfie with it. Haha!
All in all, I love it when these surprise gigs come about because reconnecting with a great friend and seeing the success of the session displayed makes it all worth it.
God bless to you, Alfie and Sandra, and to the success of the business!
[behind the scenes]Tags: Alfie Vente, editorial portrait, First Canadian Place, Fujifilm X-T2, fujinon1655mmf28, Godox AD200, Godox TT350F, head shot, mddphotography, Neewer Octa Softbox 55", portrait, portraiture, sunset, Toronto, Vente Pain Relief Clinic