Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Back in Toronto - Aumnie Athletics Shoot
Sorry for my LONG absence but as you can imagine I've been a bit busy between my time in Windsor and now officially coming back to Toronto. But I'm excited to start shooting again and I can't wait for what lies ahead! This weekend I'm going to officially get my portfolio together and print some stuff w/ the help of Sian Melton another amazing T.O MUA...she's computer savvy...I am not :( After I get my book together I'm going to go meet w/ the MUA agencies in Toronto...eeek NERVOUS :S
Moved into my new condo DOWNTOWN :)...it's AMAZING and I'm so excited about it. I'll try and take some pics in the near future so you guys can see. Just the view from the rooftop is VERY cool....you know what that means - photo shoots at my place!! It has some really sick amenities too - indoor/outdoor pools, sauna, whirlpool, gym, game room, party rooms, viewing room, basketball court, squash courts (very excited to get back into squash), bbq patios etc.
So I mentioned before I left that I did a shoot w/ a yoga clothing company called Aumnie Athletics. Very cool brand and super comfortable and cute clothes. Owned by a Canadian but operates in China...actually not available in Canada right now. What was so cool about the shoot actually was how much of a full circle moment it was for me. It was my last shoot in Shanghai and it was taking place the day before I left.
Okay a little background info here - 6 mths ago I was in the visa office in Toronto getting my visa for China. Behind me there was a pretty, slim, tall girl...naturally I assumed she was a model - 1. b/c everyone else in there was Chinese 2. b/c of the description I just gave lol. Anyway, it turns out she was and she was going over there to work b/c her boyfriend Sean (Asian American) was also a model working over there. Crazy enough her boyfriend kinda knew my photographer friend Todd and she knew of Todd through her boyfriend...so small world moment there.
Anyway, fast forward 6 mths and guess who the male model just by coincidence is for the shoot - this girl's boyfriend Sean. I had pretty much forgotten about this model until I met him and he mentioned he was from California and mentioned his girlfriend was Canadian. Once he said that I had a lightbulb moment and told him about the visa office story and he texted his gf turns out it was her and she still had my card and everything. What a funny full circle moment eh? (haha getting back to my Canadian roots and bringing back the eh)
So here are some behind the scenes pics from that shoot. It's a good shoot for me to help expand my lifestyle and advertising work.