It isn't all that often that I post editorial images here on the blog, but this is one I have to share. The titular "JB & JB" are, in fact, the talented team (and power couple): Justyna B of Chameleonic and Joel Bedford. They were the Stylist/Art Director and Photographer (respectively) behind these shots.
They are regular contributors to the Ottawa Citizen's Style magazine - and it's easy to see why. These two are seriously talented (not to mention ridiculously nice), and I had the privilege of watching them work first-hand as I helped out on a couple of the shoots (by helping, I mean standing around doing odds and ends meanwhile being majorly impressed at the expertise of the two pros in action around me).
Justyna wrote the feature article for the Ottawa Citizen's Style magazine profiling the top models coming out of Ottawa's gencies, along with developing the accompanying editorial, featuring these same guys and gals in a variety of Ottawa locales. The above shot was taken in a local restaurant, and is from the first of two shoots I was present for. (You may note the lovely Herieth Paul standing out in this bunch - this girl is seriously a pro).
This very last shot was taken on the picturesque terrace of the Chateau Laurier. I must admit I am just a wee bit proud because my contribution to this photo is actually visible! When one too many models arrived to the shoot, an emergency outfit run was needed. I ran home, grabbed my beloved Michael Kors dress, and hurried back where Justyna expertly clipped the model into the dress (tent-sized on the model's teensy frame) and finished her off with a belt. The lovely lady sporting my frock by Mr. Kors is on the far right of the group at left.
It was definitely a great learning experience for me working with these two on this project. We had fabulous models and settings to work with, but I will say that Justyna and Joel seemed to me to be the real stars since they brought it all together to make for a pretty fantastic result. Thanks for having me along you two!