One of my sidelines is freelance press photography. In May, I received an assignment from Metroland Media to photograph G, the current Miss Teen Southern Ontario. G was giving a short seminar at the Mademoiselle Fitness club in Oakville. I liked the dynamic that I saw when I framed G beneath the banner of a fitness model on display at the club. G's seminar was about nurturing your beauty from within, so the interplay helped the photograph to tell its story.
G's mom liked the photographs that I made during the brief photo shoot, and commissioned me to finish them and license them to her. She is using one of them as the cover photo of G's Personal Profile and Appearance Booklet, being prepared for the Miss Teen Canada pageant.