I had no idea what to expect.
I knew Annie was a photographer from Kenora and that she had a few photoshoots that day. We didn’t really have a concept planned for our photoshoot but decided we would shoot if she had time after her busy day of shooting models.
Saturday evening rolls up. She said she just wanted to unwind after the long day she had, which I totally understood since I’ve been there countless times before. So, at that point we didn’t really intend on doing any shooting… but I decided to bring my camera just in case.
I got to the Airbnb she was renting, which was one of the nicest condos I’ve seen in Winnipeg. I was immediately inspired to shoot, but wasn’t going to push for anything. If it happens, it happens.
We started to get to know each other through some solid convo and a couple drinks. Not only did I think she was beautiful from the moment I saw her, but she was funny and a pleasure to talk with. And before I knew it, we learned we shared a very similar taste in music.
I threw on a couple of my favourite songs and she immediately started rapping along to them, to my surprise. A rap session broke out and from that point on, I was hooked.
Music is a big part of my life and if someone shares a similar taste in music with me, we’ll get along just fine.
A few more songs were played and a few more drinks were had before I started joking around and saying that we should shoot a look or two. Annie was all for it. She set out some outfits and we picked out a couple things to shoot in. I really liked these maroon and yellow bodysuits she had. I had a look in mind for the edits, temperature wise, and thought the yellow would be a good fit with the condo’s environment.
Annie was a natural and I think the fact that we were really vibing off each other made things a lot easier, in the sense that little to no direction was required, nothing felt forced, and we were both just having fun with it. It was as if we’ve known each other for a while and we’ve done this before.