Looking back through old photos — because the only way to experience photography right now is to look through old photos — has led me down more than a few rabbit holes.

For one, I want photography kit again (it's been a long time since I experienced G.A.S.).

And for two, I clearly forgot to share a variety of photo galleries from last fall.

We were able to get out to shoot this beautiful couple just before the lockdowns in mid-October. Every leaf had fallen and the evenings had grown really crisp and cool.

But this shoot had some more variety to it. Everything was initially scheduled to be shot during golden hour. Golden hour in Manitoba in October is... short. 45 minutes maybe? And of course, everything ran extra late.

It turned out, though, that the following blue hour suited this shoot particularly well. From the browns and blacks of their attire through to the browns and blacks of the surrounding environment, the hint of fresh blue around them made for a better backdrop than I could have hoped for. I'd like to pretend I knew all along these photos would turn out so well, but I got lucky.

I'm looking forward to getting back outside in the next few months to shoot more families and couples. The season just got going last year before everything suddenly came to a halt.