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Vintage fashion photography shoot + exciting news!

A few months ago if you are a fan of my facebook page you may remember me posting a few images from this shoot. I decided I would love to share more after I had a chat with a fellow little London (or Canada’s London as they are trying to get across) photographer who was doing a vintage themed shoot at Medium. This shoot was done while I was at home in Australia after raiding my Mum’s closet and finding things that she was willing to part with. Prices are included in the facebook album.
I will be doing some easter styled shoots the next couple of weekends which I am really excited about! Head to my Facebook page now to enter for your chance to win a session!

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Swallow and Twig nautical shoot

You may remember the name Swallow and Twig from my last shoot with the Halifax artist and Jewellery designer which was shot in the Public Gardens just over a year ago. That shoot was heavily inspired by the jewellery, which included some designs which reminded me of the movie UP! Similarly this shoot was heavily inspired by the jewellery, this time mainly consisting of nautical themed pieces from her Nautical 2012 series,  including- Aquatic, Sailor Jerry and Marina. We headed to my favourite harbour-side location in the eastern passage at Fishermans Cove at sunset and then when we lost light I finished up a few of the pieces the next day picking berries. If you’re thinking about starting Christmas shopping (It’s my birthday tomorrow so that means it is 8 weeks until Christmas) I’d highly recommend getting in early and making an order with Mary to custom make you a piece of her wearable art. 
Big thankyou to my models Zach, Aiden, Steph, Laura and Cameron. 

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Davis Designs

This shoot made me feel an overwhelming sense of Girl Power. 
First off is Nicole, you might recognise her from the blog I posted on Monday about her lovely jewellery. These images were made to promote her Davis Designs line of upscale or costume jewellery. She is such a creative and talented person and cares about the environment enough to up-cycle old plastic into awesome art you can wear! 
Lee is Nicole’s best friend and made a new and improved way to make water taste better and be better for you and the environment! Little tea bag-like filters which do something similar to what Britta Filers do but you can use them in your existing bottle and save the plastic! It blew my mind to know someone so young has made such an awesome thing. 
Raina is a Mermaid. She uses her teaching background and amazing breath holding skills to teach children the importance of looking after our environment at birthday parties and fundraisers. She is a very inspirational woman to have overcome everything that life throws at her and we all loved to be able to say ‘There’s a mermaid in the basement’!
And last but not least, Bryana Doyscher is an amazing make-up artist and even from just from something simply described by us went over and above our expectations. 

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Fan-Plastic Eco Accessories

The extremely talented Nicole of Fan-Plastic Eco Accessories and Davis Designs (See follow-up blog post on Thursday) and I got together for a shoot to get some shots of her wonderful jewellery made from recycled plastics like laundry detergent bottles! I love the amazing colours that she gets out of the plastic which comes of course with a lot of creativity and patience. I still remember the burns I got from the jewellery class I took at NSCAD, so always have a ton of respect for jewellery artists!
All of these designs are available in her Etsy shop and you can follow her on facebook!

Makeup Artist: Bryana Doyscher
Models: Manon and Nicole (designer)

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Jewellery shoot at Mhome

Shot at Mhome, a great interior design store in downtown Halifax, I did my latest jewellery product shoot. The beautiful Courtney modelled for the talented Cindy of Divapixie and I had fun using some of their unique products in the close ups!

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Mismatched and Kitschy

“Jogger girl”, thats how one group of people from back home know me, because when we went to a Justin Timberlake concert years ago I was wearing a nice silver top, black shorts and white joggers (runners). My reasoning behind it was because I knew the others would be dressed nicely and we were getting a limo to the concert so I didn’t want to be there in a tshirt and jeans but I also knew how much your feet get jumped on at concerts when it’s general admission. So I’m pretty mismatched, and if you know me at all you know how much I value kitsch.
When I found Halifax local Molly’s etsy shop I instantly knew I HAD to do something with these little wonders. I teamed up with model Jocelyn and headed downtown to some of my favourite shops that were lovely enough to let us take a few photos. If you’re interested in any of the jewellery contact me and I can put you in touch with Molly.

Chocolate cupcake earrings at Susie Shortbreads, Dresden row.

Vanilla Ice Creams with a cherry on top

Strawberries on Citadel Hill

Gameboy earrings at Sweet Janes

Ghost from Mario earrings at Sweet Janes

Zelda triforce earrings at Strange Adventures

Pacman earrings at Strange Adventures.

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Eden for Wildfox

Inspired by and incorporating nature, Theresa who is the designer of all things beautiful at her Wildfox etsy store. A fellow NSCAD student, her designs still follow trends and are still contemporary but are also like little pieces of art in themselves and finely crafted with some strange source materials. If someone told me they had a pair of earrings made from seaweed I would probably look at them strange and start wondering what that would smell like but as you’ll see here, pine cones, sticks, bark, flowers, herbs all come together to make a beautiful series. Thanks to my model Eden who is currently Miss Eastern Nova Scotia Globe.

Do you know anyone who is a designer? I would love to work with Central Coast locals on future projects. email me at erin@woodgatephotography.com

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Vincenzo and Laura for Swallow and Twig

As soon as I saw the collection by Mary from Swallow and Twig it made me think of the movie ‘UP’ and so we rolled with that theme for the product shots of her beautiful hand painted and resin set jewellery. We shot in iconic Halifax locations of the Public Gardens and on Citadel Hill and one of my favourite moments was right at the end of the shoot when I gave the balloons we had been using to a little girl. I strongly suggest you go and check out the Etsy page of Swallow and Twig as they have a sale on at the moment and I just can’t say enough good things about the little pieces of art!

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Model Holly for Atlantic Art Couture

In some kind of madness, I decided that coming into Halifax as well as trying to get ready to leave the country and see all the friends and family there that I would do a whole bunch of photo shoots for Etsy trades. The results of these shoots will be shared over the next couple of weeks starting with this shoot with Holly who is ‘Miss Truro’ and is in the running for ‘Miss Nova Scotia’. The jewellery was supplied by Etsy store Atlantic Art Couture and I loved being able to use the Halifax skyline as a backdrop in some of the shots. If you are interested in product shots please contact me erin (at) woodgatephotography.com

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Planet Playground

So you’ve seen all the details of the Tea Party shoot, but I truly feel that all of those components wouldn’t have come together like they did without the help of
1- The Models, shout out to all of you who had to endure the mosquitos and me running around (as my mum would say) ‘like a chook with her head cut off’ trying to pull everything together.
2- The Makeup artist Chelsey Baker who polished the models look and even stepped in at the last moment to do hair as well and last but not at all least,
3- Planet Playground Who supplied us with the dresses and tunics made from vintage material. You may have noticed her designs in one of my previous family shoots. The vintage materials that she uses stir up memories of home with almost everyone being able to see one of her designs and say ‘my Nana had sheets like that’ or something of the like. Kristen makes them more contemporary by adding ribbons and making them in cuts which are timeless. By doing this is it makes her ‘Mommy and Me‘ and other designs not go all ‘Sound of Music‘ on you 🙂

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