There is nothing better than an original photo-shoot for a photographer. It gets our creative juices flowing and it usually means that you'll have a wonderful time creating something very unique with some very cool people. Instead of opting for the "usual" engagement shoot, Véronique and Mathieu decided to change things up bit and gave Aaron Rodericks and myself a theme to play with. Specifically, they wanted a 1960s "Mad Men" themed photo-shoot and both Aaron and I were more than happy to oblige.
To make the shoot as authentic as possible, we needed to work on four elements. First, Véronique and Mathieu's clothing had to be reminiscent of the 1960s. Second, just like the clothing, the location had to have as many "old" elements in it as possible. Third, Mathieu had to play (for the most part) a more dominant role while Véronique had to assume the more "subservient" one. And finally, the post-processing of the pictures had to create that vintage faded look to make them feel "old".
As I mentioned before, Véronique and Mathieu were eager to play along and both came dressed appropriately for the part. From a location perspective, we were able to book the Diefenbunker after-hours (the Diefenbunker is a bomb shelter built to protect the Prime Minister of Canada from a nuclear attack. The content and appearance of the bunker have been preserved). And finally, Aaron did a wonderful job processing the pictures and gave them that vintage look that's a bit hard to describe.
All in all, it was another successful engagement shoot, and we can't wait for the next original idea to be presented to us. Enjoy!