When Jana and Terry left Toronto to visit their families here in Edmonton, they decided to fit in an engagement session with us also! The weather was quite yucky, with a lot of wind and a bit of snow, and we were on the hunt for great indoor locations. When Terry and Jana told us they had arranged for us to photograph at Calder Bateman, we couldn’t have been more excited! We love using new locations for our shoots… it’s like a photo shoot coupled with discovery all at once! We want to say thanks to the people at Calder Bateman for allowing us access to your awesome building!
Jana and Terry were up for anything, and went along with our quirky ideas, even the hilarious ones :). They are two amazing people. They have a very deep friendship and love, and have already travelled the world together. When we were setting up lighting they would snuggle, and one time Jana looked down, and Terry leaned into her and looked at us. I have officially named this pose the “Jana-Terry Pose”. I quite like it! We had a great day together that left us in smiles on the ride back home. Here’s a look at some of the photographs from the day!
Tip for other photographers: Photographers often look for a “clean” background without much clutter. This is easy to find at some places, like in an open field or by a body of water, but in indoor spaces this can be tricky. We always bring a ladder, which allows us to change our angle, and this helps us avoid clutter. In the bottom photograph in this set we climbed a ladder, and still felt the background was too busy. We applied a texture to the image, and extended the hardwood floor in photoshop to achieve a cleaner background. We still left a little bit of architecture top left to make the photograph look believable, and not as though it was a studio location.