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I’ve been shooting a lot lately with Andrea for a few reasons.

1. She’s a joy to work with

2. She’s a very talented model

3. Well, lets face it, she gets my work noticed. 😉

Andrea approached me about shooting somewhere outdoors so she could get a nice sunset portrait and when I suggested a small cascading waterfall just outside of Halifax she jumped at the chance.

Andrea - Sunset PortraitAssisted by Andrew Crawford and my own lovely wife Cherie, we packed the car and headed to Sambro. There is a little known swimming hole a little bit past the entrance to Crystal Crescent beach and Provincial Park that I recently discovered and have been wanting to shoot, so it seemed like the perfect location.

When we arrived and trekked along the path into the forest it wasn’t long before we arrived at the first of three locations I wanted to try out.

The water was flowing well from the heavy rain from the day before so although I was a little concerned that it would make things particularly slippery and difficult, both Andrea and Andrew assured me that they were ready to get wet. 🙂

As Andrea got into position, Andrew was busy climbing the rocks with a large reflector to try to capture the remaining sun as it set behind the tree tops. Although there was lots of warm natural light for the shoot, the sun was quickly setting behind the trees and the golden hour looked like it might pass us by…Andrea - Waterfall # 2

Andrea was a trooper and although the water was about as warm as it gets here in Halifax in the summer, a river never seems to really be all that warm. Although she never complained, we breezed through this whole set in under 45 minutes before wrapping Andrea in towels and moving off to our second and as it turned out, final location of the evening after capturing the golden sun lit portrait that she had been looking to get from the shoot.

Andrea - Waterfall # 3At the second and final location of the evening, we tried a couple of action shoots with water flying from her hair as well as water cascading over her face as she sprang up out of the water. These proved to be very challenging shots for both of us, but the final results were worth it.

Can’t wait to visit this location again and thanks to Andrea, Andrew and Cherie for all their assistance in making these images come to life.