I'm not the most social person so one thing I am grateful to photography for (one of the many) is that it's allowed me to reconnect with people I never knew very well. I had not seen Ariella in years; we went to highschool together but I'm not sure if we ever really had a conversation during that time.

A mutual friend suggested we hook up for a shoot, so Ariella invited me over to her super cute apartment in Toronto for some Ben & Jerry's and we sat down and got to know each other over ice cream. As the sun lowered, I helped her pick out an outfit and get to it, and it was probably my quickest shoot ever. Perhaps it was the relaxed atmosphere, the ice cream, or Ariella's charming personality (probably the latter), but we knocked off the entire first part of the set in no time. After the shoot we headed to a pub to tie off a meal and a pint, and snapped the last few photos en route.

Ariella was a pleasure to shoot, and I'm so happy I was able to connect with her to make these photos. I can't wait to do it again! 

Gear note: Shot with Nikon Df and Nikon 35mm f1.4 lens

P.S. I also took a couple photos of her beautiful kitty, because how could I resist?