The ONLY good thing about Winter is these cozy home sessions. I absolutely adore photographing these, because I find there is such an intimacy and vulnerability. One of my favorite attributes of these sessions is that there are no bells or whistles, no epic mountains, no grand churches or cool neon signs. It’s just two people, connecting in front of a camera. And we all know that is no easy, or atleast for most it’s not. Teighan & Derek nailed it, I want to take lessons from them for when I step infront of the camera.
I find these sessions so meditative, especially as a photographer. I could take the easy route out and pull out a bunch of poses and cues, but creating something organic and natural is far more my tune. I loved working with Tieghan & Derek for the sheer opportunity of getting to spend time with these two. I met them during a wedding from last August, and had initially gravitated to their kindness and effortless style. They are two old souls, with so much charm that getting to have them infront of my camera was inspiring. I may have made a bunch of weird happy noises while shooting, that you may get to experience one day (I apologize in advance!)
Without further ado, here is Tieghan & Derek’s Toronto Home Hangout. We grooved to the slow tracks of Ashanti, popped champagne & made some art together. It was the perfect day.