SA High School Senior ::: McKenna

Without trying to make this blog post sound like an article from the Travel Channel, I have to say I LOVE Louisbourg, it could be one of my favourite places to visit and photograph. You really never know what you will end up with or how the weather will be. It is weird though, sometimes as bad as the weather is in the Sydney area, it could be beautiful in Louisbourg. I have had to take my jacket off out there in January.

We were able to get loads of variety for McKenna's Senior Session this day, although it was raining here and there, everything worked out awesome.

  A warm skin tone and a blue background. Ask any photographer and they will tell you that they love this combo. Complimentary colours work amazing in photography.

A warm skin tone and a blue background. Ask any photographer and they will tell you that they love this combo. Complimentary colours work amazing in photography.

While it is a little far to drive to, Louisbourg is worth the travel time. I try to only shoot there 2-3 times a season because I don't want to wear it out!

  The rainy day brought us some really dramatic skies and surf, it was cold but McKenna was a trooper. The weather changes so fast in this area, if it starts to rain, just wait a few minutes to see what happens.

The rainy day brought us some really dramatic skies and surf, it was cold but McKenna was a trooper. The weather changes so fast in this area, if it starts to rain, just wait a few minutes to see what happens.

However, you could shoot there lots and still have so much variety. Kennington Cove is another amazing spot as well, from the drive to the beach, the shoreline and the cliffs. The back entrance to the Fortress of Louisbourg is another amazing drive with some of the coolest coastline on our island, but you need a connection to get access. I have been very lucky over the years and have gotten access a few times.

  The sky really opened up at the end of the session, but the old train station museum had a perfect overhang to keep us dry to snag some grad gown photos.

The sky really opened up at the end of the session, but the old train station museum had a perfect overhang to keep us dry to snag some grad gown photos.

It could be the cleanest part of Cape Breton as well. You can tell the residents care about their town. It is really hard to find any trash thrown around the streets. I'm sure it is there, but very hard to find. 

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It really is worth a visit for anyone, you never know what is going to happen out at the Lighthouse, the image below gave us amazing light, a double rainbow and some splashing waves. It was incredible!

 Double rainbow! OMG! lol. You can just almost see the second one on the right hand side. Lucky!

Double rainbow! OMG! lol. You can just almost see the second one on the right hand side. Lucky!

McKenna was awesome, she was super nervous at first but warmed up really fast. My Senior sessions are not stressful, we aim to have fun and get amazing images. Everything will work out when you know that I am just as interested in getting amazing images for me and for you.

I am a wedding and portrait photographer in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Over the last 12 years I have photographed thousands of people, families and hundreds of weddings locally and abroad.
I now focus on wedding and high school senior photography. If you have a unique idea for some images, let me know!
Cape Breton Island Graduation Photographer • Scott McIntyre