For my best friend Katie’s birthday, her partner of thirteen years gave her the ultimate gift; he decided to plan a day which surrounded her long held love for all things Harry Potter. He surprised her with tickets to “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Concert with the NAC Orchestra” here in Ottawa, official uniforms from their two favourite HP houses – Hufflepuff and Slytherin – wands, and even looked into renting an owl for the afternoon! (Turns out, not so easy, nor so cheap.)
Even though he is not necessarily the biggest HP fan, and also not the guy to usually dress up in costumes and hit the town, he had only Katie in mind when he planned this magical day. Dressed in their official Hogwarts uniforms, their wizardly fun began and I got to photograph their adventure!
As adults, we far too often stifle our inner childhood imaginations. Themed shoots can be a fun way to let your imagination take charge and run wild!
On a personal side note: Katie was one of the first people I ever did a portrait session with at the young age of 11 (eleven!) years old when I was first bit with the photo-bug. I will never tire of having her in front of my lens.
Big Thanks to Pub Italia on Preston, and to the locals who never seem to bat an eye when the resident Ottawa natives get strange. 🙂
Enjoy these snaps of endless laughs and enchantment!