I had been looking forward to this shoot for many reasons, but it seemed fate was trying to keep us apart.
Due to various acts of nature and, you know, life in general, it was challenging getting us all in the same place on the same day. That's what happens when you're as busy and sought-after as this family.
But on Labour Day, right after the Snowbirds closed the CNE curtain for another year, Lilette, Scott, and their kids had just enough time to allow us some shots down by the lake.
Lilette is a vibrant presence in our neighbourhood: a real estate maven with plenty of experience as an actress and model. (Hello, someone who understands makeup!) Her son attends my son's dojo, and Scott McKay is... well, Scott McKay.
If you don't happen to know his name, read this and see why Scott keeps his phone handy at all times.
I knew things were going somewhere fun when Scott rode up on his 2000 Harley Davidson Fat Boy. It looked even more amazing than I had hoped. Scott is a low-key guy, who doesn't call attention to himself—I practically had to beg them to bring his Leafs jersey along for the shoot!
Mine would be mounted over the front door with chaser-lights around it.
|(Normally, I don't allow logos on my shoots. I made an exception.)|
"Thanks. I bought it from Cujo," Scott said.
"You know Cujo?" he asked.
"I'm, uh... familiar with his work."
Like I said, low-key.
The weather held out, we all had a good time, and those kids were more patient than I would have been after two hours of "Look over here, guys!"