So we packed up for PEI in 2 cars, both stacked to the rafters with gear. Light stands, cameras, lenses, smoke machines, strobes, hot lights, appleboxes (custom made if you’re looking to buy some by the way) and more light modifiers than you can shake a stick at.
I also had a mind full of ideas that involved shooting outside but the cold, sideways rain put a damper on that.
Luckily Katharina offered us her shop to shoot in. Katharina’s Bridal Boutique is located in downtown Summerside and was the perfect spot to set up a makeshift studio for a few hours. We were on a tight schedule with 7 Trash the Dress shoots scheduled for one day (one cold, rainy day) so setting up and tearing down quickly was essential.
Well, in all the chaos of shooting under a ticking clock Im sorry that I didn’t get to spend more time shooting with Katharina. Jeff Cooke had set up a lighting scene for a shot Katharina wanted with a ‘back up band’ and her Dad’s guitar and hat. From there we jumped right into another shot that Heather setup. I realized that morning that its tough to find your photographic flow when you’re the lighting guy, grip, videographer and photographer all at once.
I can’t tell you enough how much fun it is to collaborate with Jeff + Heather. Concepts become reality and simple one light setups become complicated 5 light physics equations. Then we all trip over each other to get the shot.
Katharina, thanks so much for having us. Your passion for what you do burns brighter than any burning dress.
check out Jeff’s recent blog post of Katharina here