I was feeling a little slugglish the last couple of weeks, impatiently waiting for spring to arrive. The best way to kick my winter blues is to get out and shoot. So Erin and I got together for a downtown portrait session in Ottawa and it was perfect. There was a little sunshine and a cold wind (naturally), but we waltzed around Ottawa U’s campus and the Byward Market and made a little magic.
Erin is nearing the end of her first year of university, so it was kind of a fun way to celebrate this new phase of life. A small town girl no longer, she’s living in the city and knows her way around the market better than I do. For her downtown portrait session we just wandered around and stopped when we saw a vine covered wall, or a fire escape, or some beautiful light. It was easy. It was fun. We laughed a ton. And there was zero pressure. That’s the beauty of a lifestyle portrait session, you make it what you want it to be. So we went super casual, and laughed our way through the afternoon.
We somehow ended up at Zak’s Diner (still not sure who’s idea that was lol), and you can’t go to Zak’s without getting a milkshake. So before making our way back to campus we demolished some curly fries and milkshakes, and called it a day.
Thanks for the wonderful afternoon, Erin. It was so good to get out and be creative just for the fun of it. My “tired-of-winter” soul needed it.