I met Cassie when a former bandmate of hers contacted me for photos of the band members. They were all students of St. Francis Xavier University, and now, Cassie is in her final year. She needed recital photos, and I was flattered when she contacted me to set up a session!
Did you know Gilmora has a elevator? If you've ever graced the halls of St.F.X., you are aware of what was once known as The Mount. Is it called that anymore? I'm not sure. I do know that it's reputed to be haunted, and I once visited a friend there late at night and found myself terrified as I descended the stairs down to the front door. There was no Blue Lady, fortunately, but I was creeped out nonetheless.
Anyway. I digress. At the time I was unaware that part of this building held a whole floor of practice rooms for the music students. There are pianos (one that I snuck in and used for some still life photos when I found out these rooms existed - long after I graduated). These rooms are three floors up, and as I lugged my camera gear over my shoulder, softbox and lightstand, I thought to myself, "Well, this isn't very accessible", huffing and puffing by the time I got to the top.
"You know, there's an elevator," I was informed by Cassie.
Oops. Well, I needed to work off that chunk of Belgian chocolate cake anyway.
So here are a few from our session!
On a side note, this is my first blog post, like, ever. If you're wondering what's to come, well....your guess is as good as mine. I'll be travelling back in time to share photos in the time before I started this blog (let's refer to this as Life Before Blog - LBB - shall we?). There will be stories of awkward events, of which there are many sprinkled throughout my life. There will be snippets of daily life told through photographs. My husband. My daughter. That time I made a makeshift backdrop and it fell on my clients' heads (I cannot make this up). I am a vast open road of awkwardness. Me and awkwardness go together, with unfortunate ease and familiarity. Much like peanut butter and jam. Fries and ketchup. My kitchen floor and crumbs.
I will try to post once a week. For the first while, sharing previous sessions from pre-2018 with as much current life-altering events as possible. Feel free to leave comments! I would love to know who's out there following along in my journey! And I swear, my posts won't always be this lengthy.