Steph In The Wild (NSFW)

I've known Steph for many years, I met her in the nightlife industry back when I first started shooting events. She's one of the owners of La Gogue Inc, a local GoGo dancing troupe based out of Calgary. We've talked about doing a shoot over the years but with busy schedules nothing ever panned out until recently. 

My SO, Tina is an amazingly talented lady and offered to do the makeup for the shoot. We're a big fan of hiking through Kananaskis and had a great location planned out. 

Meeting up in the morning, we had coffee and breakfast and the girls went off to do makeup while I packed my bag. 

We arrived at the trail head and got to the base of our ascent. We climbed up steep terrain with the only foot holds available were tree roots that the soil erosion left behind. We used tree trunks to pull ourselves up, and used logs to cross the river back and forth. After an hour of hiking we made it to where we had our original vision. I tend to like shooting earlier in the morning but I'm glad we took our time getting ready and driving out. With the ever looming Winter season approaching us, the mountains had gotten some snow  and with the warm afternoon sun hitting the tree tops, the snow started to melt and pretty much rained on us with the sun lighting the droplets up which you'll see in some of the photos below. 

Tina assisted me and was my VALS (voice activated light stand) and helped hand me gear and made sure I didn't fall into the river.  Steph was a trooper. Rolling around on pine needles and wet rocks? Check. Waist deep in a glacial fed river and waterfall? Check. She's a very talented model and I look forward to working with her again! I'm very proud of what the three of us accomplished and created today. I hope you enjoy these. :)