So how did I find Fotowok? Well, I actually went to high school with Rod, one of the photographers. It was kind of funny because I was a nerd and he was (and still is) a cool hockey player... who would have thought we'd end up collaborating on a photoshoot?! Haha!
In September, Paul, Rod, and I sat down for a coffee, and we discussed what sort of shoot we wanted to do. I wanted something original, fun, casual, and artsy. I knew it was a lot to ask, but I'd seen their work and knew they could do it. :)
On a drizzly late October Sunday morning, we headed to Gerry's Bookstore at Steveston Village in Richmond, BC. Gerry's was AMAZING. It's the tiniest bookstore I've ever been in, but it's stashed from floor to ceiling with books, books, and more books with very tight aisle space between each shelf! The store owner even snagged a picture of me on her little digital camera, which I thought was really cute. ;)
The funniest thing about this shoot (I didn't dare mention it during the actual shoot) was that I was sitting in a sea of romance novels. Hm.
After a quick lunch, we headed a few blocks down to Violet Hill Boutique. It had the cleanest white walls ever and a perfect little nook for us to set up a makeshift studio! While we tried to keep the shoot low key, we still attracted a little crowd outside the shop, peering through the windows to see what we were doing. Those who walked in were very nice about it, though, and didn't mind that we were shooting away while they shopped. The store owner here was also super nice and allowed us to move some of the racks and chairs around! Paul brought his grandmother's old radio (that still works!!), and I even got to sit on it (precariously...I didn't want to break it!)!
Try doing it in your bathroom mirror. It doesn't work.
Hope you guys enjoyed this little inside scoop on the Fotowok photoshoot! ;)
Big thanks to Fotowok, Gerry's Bookstore, and Violet Hill Boutique for helping me make this shoot happen!