What a fabulous day, I tell ya! I had a photo shoot this morning out at ol’ Fort York, where I met up with a guy who has a garden plot inside the armouries property. It was hot as heck, though. Luckily I got da 15 SPF slathered all over my fair skin. I then popped by a jewellery store and got some shots of there. I’m meeting the owner on the weekend for photos of her, but I got some great shots of her Dad busy making jewellery in the back. I then shot a Yoga studio, two coffee shops, another Yoga studio and a tea room. Met lots of interesting people, including the lady above. Her husband (who used to be my electrical teacher in high school) owns a junk store on Queen St. E. near one of the yoga studios so I simply sat down with her and her three lady friends out front of the store for a chat in the shade. Never talked to any of them before in my life. At first they all stopped and looked at me like, what the heck do you want. I opened with, “Sure’s a hot one, eh?” Then I complimented the pooch and snapped his photo without even raising my camera. I just shot from the hip, so to speak, so as not to cause the dog to react to it. Within a couple of seconds they were all chatting with me like I was a long lost nephew. 🙂 Soon enough one of them went to get my old teacher and we had a good chat. He didn’t remember me, but I didn’t expect he would. In high school I was the kid who tried his hardest to blend in with the lockers unnoticed. 🙂
Now, this might not seem like anything to y’all, but keep in mind I’m so darn shy I really don’t speak to many people, let alone start conversations. But today I was on my game and really applied myself. I think part of it was everyone was so darn friendly and accommodating, because they knew I was there for a purpose. I’ve got two more shoots tomorrow and one Saturday, plus three I’ve yet to set up. And tonight I start my photography course at the Lens Factory on Queen St. E. Yay!