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Introducing our new Spring 2012 cover
A few outtakes form our recent cover shoot—making November look like May
I thought it would be fun to post a few behind-the-scenes outtakes from our new Spring 2012 cover, which features homeowners Tim Amon and Nancy MacDonald and their dog Osiris, an American greyhound. All photos by James Ingram of Jive Photographic in Halifax.
The photo shoot took place at Nancy and Tim’s seaside cottage in Pugwash, Nova Scotia. Although it looks like a warm sunny day, it was actually a cold weekend in early November 2011. But you’d never guess the time of year judging by the bright sunshine, the summery clothes Nancy is wearing and the white wine she’s sipping.
We have some clever ways of masking the current weather whenever we have to shoot out of season. I can vouch that it’s always much easier when you don’t have surrounding trees/landscape that would give away the time of year (bright-red leaves, a snow-covered yard, for examples). We were lucky that this cottage had mostly evergreen trees surrounding it. I had also taken quite a few summery photos myself when I visited the cottage in the summer, so we able to use one of these shots inside the magazine where we show the cottage exterior.
This is the image we went with for the cover. I thought it was key to have both Tim and Nancy in the shot because the renovation really highlighted both of their building and design talents. I initially would have loved a final cover shot that featured both Tim and Nancy AND Osiris. But when we were laying out the cover, we needed a little more space for captions and didn’t want Osiris to be covered over by text (don’t worry–she gets lots of play elsewhere in the spread).
What do you think of our choice?
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