For the second time, Ania and I hosted an event at Aldo in Chinook Centre, taking photos and having fun with shoes. I pulled aside some staff & customers for closeup portraits with the 85mm. For full coverage go to aniab.net.
Only a 12 hour drive from our home in Calgary, it's a crime that it took us so long to visit Seattle. After spending the final week of March in Victoria shooting and editing The First Annual Stocksy Awards, my wife Ania and I decided to go for the week and soak it all in.
We met some fellow photographer couples who do things similar to what we do: shoot weddings, fashion, and love Instagram. Fellow Stocksy photographers Luke & Mallory Leasure, drove up from Portland for coffee, and we had dinner with Instagram power couple Julia & Yuriy Manchik. You should probably follow them all right now: Luke & Mallory and Julia & Yuriy. Finding other young couples succeeding at things so similar to what we do was really energizing.
We went to Starbucks a lot more than usual. They are on every corner and have way better pastries than we are used to here in Calgary. Something feels different about big brands when you're in their home town.
Also exciting was our series of meetings with retail giant and customer service perfectionists Nordstrom. They will be opening their first Canadian store in Calgary this fall and we are really proud we will be working with them on a photography project for the opening. Stay tuned YYC, we are on the lookout for style!
With all this time spent meeting with people about photography, we didn't spend as much time shooting the city as we might have liked. Still, here are a few highlights. Shot on the 5DmkIII mostly with the 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens, and the iPhone 5.