One favourite places is the coffee shop. I don't drink coffee, but I find every reason to go so I can grab a cup of hot drink to catch up with old friends or get to know new friends. SOMA is actually a chocolate factory in Toronto, but they have a coffee & gelato bar as well. What I didn't know until finally stopping by for a sit-in was the secret seating area at the back. I met with Verne for the very first time for our photo shoot and decided to get acquainted over a cup of classic and rich hot chocolate (my favourite!) here. I love getting to know someone first prior to shooting with them and it was a real pleasure meeting Verne and learning about his background. What was neat was finding out that we were actually raised in the same neighbourhood and even attended the same middle school and high school!
For the shoot, I kept it simple with a feminine almost-all-black outfit. His unique style of shooting mixed with this dark ensemble worked so well together and looks ultra chic. Thanks for pushing me outside of my comfort zone Verne!
Photos by Verne Ho