Photographing a comedian – Dawn Xanklin

Photographing a comedian – Dawn Xanklin

I had the absolute pleasure of taking portraits of the funny and beautiful local comedian, Dawn Xanklin, for the second time. If you are an Ottawa local you may have seen Dawn perform live here in Ottawa. She has also performed in Montreal as well. I love taking Dawn’s portraits, not only because she is stunning, but because of her upbeat and positive attitude to life.

We did this shoot a few weeks back when the weather started to get warmer. I haven’t been doing a lot of shoots with COVID still looming around. I am happy I got to do this photoshoot before the stay-at-home orders were put in place in Ontario. It’s hard not to do the things you love because of this pandemic. For me that capturing portraits of beautiful women and for Dawn that is performing her comedy live. She has adapted by doing comedy shows online through various comedy platforms. It is absolutely amazing to me how adaptive we all are as humans.

We walked around the market and chatted and took some candid shots. It felt very nice to be out and doing such a simple thing as having a walk with a friend and capturing the moment. COVID has really made me appreciate the small things in life.

Check out Dawn’s comedy. She will bring a smile to your face during these trying times.




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