Grunge Female Model Portrait on location in front of stone wall touching hair in the rain By Brandon Marsh Photography in Downtown Guelph


The other week I had a photo shoot with a model I had met through Model Mayhem, Mea Adamson. Booked in for Wednesday, June 18th,  we headed downtown Guelph to prep for the shoot in a beautiful studio that MUA: Andria DiPanfilo had access to. We are so fortunate to of had that space as we were slightly worried about the weather. Storm warnings right around the time we had planned to start shooting. Tornado Warnings the day before… the day didn’t seem to promising.

Mea and I headed on a walk through Guelph’s historical neighborhood, the Ward to hit a few locations we had in mind. No rain yet, although had a perfect sky for a stormy backdrop that required very minimal retouching.

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After about 20 minutes of shooting, getting cat-called and several on and off audiences, we headed over to Location #2 (photo top page). The rain really started to pick up by this point. I kept my excitement to myself but I was actually really happy about the rain. I am sure Mea probably hated me for making her hold awkward poses while getting wet making it even more difficult to stand on her feet. Sorry Mea, You are a trooper 🙂

We met back up with Andria and headed back to the studio to shoot another set indoors before calling it a day.  This was my second shoot working with Andria DiPanfilo Make-up Artistry and once again I was very happy with her work. Last time we worked together I didn’t really pay much attention to the amount of products and tools she had on hand. Also, the extensive knowledge she has to share about the products. You can learn more from her on her show with Rogers TV. Be sure to follow her Facebook page where you can keep up-to-date with her work, specials, tips and tricks. Had no choice but to take a photo of this hot pink roll of tools she has. I am sure there are many jealous of all that make up.

I also owe a big thank you to Richie from NV Restaurant & Lounge for allowing us to use his studio space for prep and an escape from the rain. Extremely generous and a gorgeous space.  The artwork in that studio is truly stunning.

I’m very excited to share the rest of this shoot with you all. But for now, It’s time to get back to editing and planning some upcoming shoots. In the mean time, be sure to sign up for the newsletter to receive updates on what’s new and upcoming specials! CLICK HERE

-Brandon Marsh