A Day of NUIT: Fall Collection at Mountain View

Autumn is my favourite season.  Its arrival heralds the flight of summer from the slow, creeping fingers of winter and the long, dark nights that probe one’s spirit and strength. 

Admittedly that doesn’t sound like much reason to rejoice but the endurance test it poses to the body and mind is a stern reminder that change is inevitable and time relentless in its passage – and, like the changing colours of the leaves, the spark of life is fiercest when it is tested. 

Toronto-based NUIT has been producing some gorgeous dark fashions for several years now and while I’ve long been a fan of founder Ana’s work it was her stunning collection of hooded tournure pieces that prompted me to contact her and propose a shoot.

Taking our cues from the 70s-themed shoot with Shae that I posted earlier this year, this photo series at Mountain View Cemetery with Caitlin, Marlene, and Dahlia was an opportunity to frame NUIT in waning autumn light while Vancouver’s massive murder of crows made its customary flight east to roost for the night. 

Much like that flurry of black wings overhead, the dramatic, swooping lines of these several pieces from the NUIT autumn collection – “Mythic” cowls in black black wool and jersey, black velvet bellbottoms, butterfly-sleeve kimono, bell sleeve hooded pullover, and linen ruff collar bustle top – beautifully allude to the whispering vibrance of encroaching shadows.  

Thanks again to Ana for her collaboration on this shoot and to Marlene, Dahlia, and Caitlin for their participation!

Halloween-Themed Portraits Continued: Picturesque Lurching with Zombie William

Zombie William

In keeping with October’s seasonal festivity, last weekend our zombie apocalypse continued its spread north from the site of first infection at Confederation Park (see: Emily of the Dead) to disturb the peace at Mountain View Cemetery. Undeterred by the final remnants of Typhoon Songda, Zombie William leisurely staggered between the headstones after a gory jogger’s-brain buffet.

We’re still booking Halloween-themed portraits (group rates available) so if you’d like to preserve your spooky look all year round without resorting to embalming, contact us now!

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