Fellow Montrealers know Kelly Alexander as the famous voice behind Virgin Radio Montreal. Kel and I met several years ago at Virgin. I had set up a photobooth for a holiday party for the station, then did quite a few events after that. A few years later, Kelly interviewed me about wedding photography, and here we are again, all these years later. This time, a visit to my studio for a really awesome portrait shoot of Kelly and her crew. Immediately after the shoot, I sat down with Kel to be interviewed for her show: The Kelly Alexander Show. We spoke about the #HERSTORY campaign that I originated in my home town of Winnipeg, where I photographed 40 women. I asked introspective life questions and invited women of all ages to come and have their portrait taken by me. I photographed another 40 women at the end of October, here in Montreal. I am on the editing side of this project and can not wait to share them in such a spectacular way.
During the interview, I shared some of the challenges of being a photographer, what it takes to turn this in to the career you’ve dreamed of and more details about #herstory.
Just a few minutes before this interview that took place in my studio in the Old port, I had literally just completed a photo shoot of Kelly and her crew. Behind the scenes of this video, we laughed so VERY hard with everyone. It takes a team to do everything we do, we can not do anything alone in life. So, cheers to all of those behind the scenes friends and supporters, we help make dreams come true, every day. Go get it!