My First Ever Photo Shoot: A Cold Morning at Rockcliffe Park

When I told my best friend, Vicki, that I was interested in putting together a photo shoot for Satin & Snowflakes, she immediately volunteered to be my muse. Her and I debated over a bottle of wine (or two) about location, theme, props, and what time of day… I was hoping for a foggy morning with a bright warm sunrise, so we agreed that I’d pick her up at 6:00am and we’d be on location and shooting by 7:00am. We were crazy.

The morning was cold and damp, there was no fog, and it was so cloudy that we couldn’t see the sun rise at all. Yet the photos turned out incredibly clear, bright, and soft considering how dark and dreary it was outside. The backdrop to our lovely photo session was the Rockcliffe Park Pavilion, and old stone  covered platform overlooking the Rideau River that is frequently used to host outdoor wedding ceremonies. At 7:00am on a cold, rainy morning, it was completely deserted and perfect! We brought her dog, Bowser, and had a lot of fun. Poor Vicki was chilled to the bone, but she was such a good sport about it. Her only concern was that she didn’t want her goosebumps showing! Over-all, the photo shoot was a HUGE success. We wanted something visually stimulating and the contrast between the bright colours from the balloons, the stone from the pavilion, and the softness of her dress made for some great shots.

Thank you for being a perfect model, Vicki. You are so beautiful. Hopefully there’s a picture in here that you can bring with you to your new home in Calgary with Mark! Congratulations!

Photographer: Brittany Frid / Model: Victoria Gawn / Dog: Bowser / Dress: Jacob

6 thoughts on “My First Ever Photo Shoot: A Cold Morning at Rockcliffe Park

  1. That was so beautiful. I got goosies just scrolling through : )
    The effects were very unique & the dog was the added touch.
    You have an eye for beauty, many don’t.
    Beautiful model, beautiful location, and I didn’t even notice that it wasn’t a warm spring day.
    Great job Brittany.

  2. Can’t believe you are talented at this as well. You’re killing me, kiddo. I recall that morning very well and assumed it would be a write-off. Perseverance saved the day again. No kidding that your pal is quite the sport and lovely,too. Kudos to you both. Bravo!


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