Neesha de Souza

I have always been fascinated with dance and love photographing dancers, so when my friend Neesha was interested in being a part of my Black + White Project, I jumped at the chance.

Every successful portrait session always requires a mix of good planning and inspiration. Some photographers lean more towards the planning while some lean more towards inspiration and it's important to figure out which type you'll jive best with. For me, I always like to have a plan but I never let it stand in the way of inspiration. There's a quote from Dwight D. Eisenhower that sums up my thinking on this so well, "plans are useless, but planning is essential." You need to plan so that you have options and can take advantage of whatever comes your way in the moment, but never be a slave to your original inspiration. Click here to check out the mood board we had for the session. You'll definitely see echoes of it in the images below, but also something a little bit more. 

So armed with our inspiration in hand, we headed down to Toronto's waterfront for an evening shoot. Part dance session, part 90s Janet Jackson, all fun. I hope you like them as much as we do. Happy to answer any questions about the session in the comment section below!