Is this personal work or client work ?
This is personal work. Do you ever feel the itch to create? The need to grab your camera and get out there? This was one of those days. I’m very lucky to have met a photographer in my area who is up for an adventure at a moment’s notice, and makes for a lovely model as well.
What about this session was most memorable?
The location! My fiance actually stumbled across the location and mentioned it to me as a possible shooting spot. Ocean, beautiful rocks with waves crashing, interesting caves, and an abandoned house? Basically photographer perfection.
Were there any hurdles?
We had some weather struggles. First of all, it was REALLY cold. We had a sweater ready between shots, but the wind was really strong and absolutely freezing. I was also going for a moody/stormy feel to these, and it turned into a fairly bright day. Some of the moodiness needed to be enhanced in post.
Your best photographer/session advice?
Don’t forget why you started taking pictures! Is it to capture your children growing up? Is it to satisfy your creative urges? Keep going back to what makes you happy, and don’t worry about what everyone else is doing.
What gear was used to achieve these?
Canon Mark III + 35L. The dream team!
Model is Kimberley Kufaas – check out her photography, it’s beautiful!
Dress is Leah Marie Couture.
About the photographer:
Cassandra Casley is a natural light photographer living on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. She is inspired by the wild west coast of BC to create outdoor portraits and lifestyle images that reflect the beauty within us and all around us. She’s a mom to one very sweet boy (and fellow adventure buddy), a coffee lover, and an Instagram addict.