Photoshoot: AS98 Montreal

I recently had the opportunity to work with Suite 203 Communications; a Montreal-based boutique marketing communications agency that specializes in strategic content, social media and Montreal public relations for lifestyle brands. They needed someone to shoot AS98’s fall/winter collection and asked if I would be up to the challenge! Their client; AS98 an Italian shoe company, recently opened up shop on Crescent street! Their shoes are all unique works of art. Each shoe is made by hand with high quality materials and unique designs that stand out among the rest. If you are looking to make a statement, AS98 is a great place to go, not to mention their shoes are extremely comfortable (I had the opportunity to try out a few pairs).

I wanted to capture the shoes in their grungy element so we used the cities (many) construction sites and back alleys as our backdrop! Here are a few of my favorites from the shoot!

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Stay tuned for their Spring/summer collection and be sure to follow AS98 on Instagram and stop by at their store on Crescent street!

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Snapshots of life lately: A photoshoot

Photography has been a hobby and passion of mine for years. I got my first DSLR camera over 10 years ago now and I have grown so much since then. I started out using it for fun. Then a few years ago, I started my blog and got really into food photography. I love styling and shooting still life. Then, I was asked to take photos at a friends bridal shower, which led to another bridal shower gig. Being asked to shoot these events, I was faced with a new challenge; capturing moments, emotions and moving objects! It was scary at first, because it’s so different from taking your time placing your items where they need to be, in the perfect lighting and taking as many photos as you want. In event photography, timing is everything. Lighting changes all the time, and capturing human emotions is a whole new world! With that, I have been putting  a lot more energy into taking photos of people. I have been doing family photos, and got a chance to shoot an event recently. It has been really fun and I love all the new skills I am learning. I am now in a place where it is time to upgrade my camera so I can continue pursuing this hobby of mine as more than just that; a hobby.

A few weeks ago, I was shooting a 1st communion and rented a wide angle zoom lens. I wanted to use it a bit before the gig, so I gathered the troops and did a mini photo shoot. I thought it would be fun to share it with you all!

Enjoy!

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Anyone have any tips on turning a photography hobby into something more? I would love to hear about it!

Jess