The Last Cold Brew

September is my favourite month of the year; the sun still comes out to play yet the crispy breeze signals that autumn is fast approaching. There is an inexplicable energy in the air as enthusiastic students return back to school, sweaters come out of the drawers and hot drinks slowly replace iced coffees. These photos were taken at the beginning of the month but I haven't had the time to post them until now. Adrienne and I visited Hof Kelsten a couple of weeks back but we didn't get to try any of their baked goods. Instead, I got a breakfast sandwich that consisted of one runny egg, a slice of processed cheese on a piece of white toast. So bland and greasy that I didn't even finish the thing. I learned the hard way that when a place is known for their pastry, you go for their pastry :P

Ran-away with Sam

Last weekend, Ran & Sam asked me if I could take some quick engagement photos for them. I was happy to follow them with my camera because they are such a cute couple. We had planned to get up really early to catch the diffused morning light but we fell behind schedule so the sun was already bright and high by the time we got to Parc de la Cité-du-Havre. Nevertheless, we got there early enough to avoid any curious onlookers. We had a lot of fun laughing at the bloopers and they allowed me to position them in all kinds of awkward poses which was great because now I know which poses work in your head but not in real life. Through this photo shoot, I learned to pay attention to small details that might ruin a picture. Details such as a hairband on Ran's wrist (that took me two days to Photoshop out) or Sam's blue t-shirt that poked out of his shirt (could not be salvaged by Photoshop).  

These are the first photos that I edited using my new laptop and I had a color crisis moment when I realized that the colors were different on my old laptop's monitor. It took me a long time to choose an editing style and I learned about Photoshop actions (life saver when you are editing in bulk). It feels great to know that with every shoot, you are learning something new and progressing towards better work.