Behind the scenes - sunrise disc photo collaboration with Claudio Piccoli & Sara Brueske

I had the most magical sunrise photo shoot with the uncomparable photographer Claudio Piccoli and the amazing dog trainer Sara Brueske (and her equally amazing dogs). This day was one of those “dream come true” opportunities that only rear their head once in a blue moon.

I knew ahead of time that this was going to be a special day for me, so I arranged for some video coverage of the event! We brought in a drone operator to capture a portion of our shoot from the air, as well as coverage on the ground. Check out the video below!

I love how the images captured reflect the dynamic, rapidly changing light of sunrise.

This was a family affair. Both Claudio and I had some family present. Most of the shots below were captured with my daughter happily sitting on my back.

Sara was a trooper by hanging out in the water on this chilly September morning. Hats off to her! And thank you to EVERYONE who helped make this day happen. It was an absolute honour getting to meet and shoot alongside a true master like Claudio - not only is he immensely talented, but his energy is infectious.

This behind the scenes video is of an artistic collaboration between Jess Bell Photography and Claudio Piccoli Photographer, featuring the amazing disc talents of Sara Brueske & Bazinga. The two of us planned out this special sunrise photo shoot when Claudio visited me in Toronto earlier in September.
This still warms my heart. That’s my 2.5 daughter eating crackers on my back as I take photos with Claudio. She was nothing short of perfect this day. I love being able to involve my daughter on some of my shoots.

This still warms my heart. That’s my 2.5 daughter eating crackers on my back as I take photos with Claudio. She was nothing short of perfect this day. I love being able to involve my daughter on some of my shoots.

The photos!