I normally don’t photograph models but when I heard about the opportunity to shoot this gorgeous beauty, I jumped at the chance. This was exciting!
We had decided on an outdoor shoot to give it a more natural and fresh feel. All the agencies seem to going for that look this year.
Last week we finally found a day to organize the photo shoot. After some cooler weather, we had a bright sun that warmed things up to -10 C (14 F) – it was time to do it.
I drove out to the secluded location we had chosen. We’ve had a lot more snow than usual this year so there was a beautiful blanket covering everything, including the road I was driving on.
When I arrived, I was pleased to see my model was already there – no prima dona here. At first glance I was bit surprised at what she had done with her hair but I pretended not to notice. I knew from experience models can be a bit touchy about their looks so I also decided not to say anything about her facial hair.
She seemed a bit fidgety at the beginning of the shoot and was pretending to hide behind branches. To a trained professional, her nervousness came through in the photos.
I used my extensive training in interpersonal skills to build on my natural charm and we were soon engaged in friendly conversation. She even laughed occasionally.
As she got more comfortable, she relaxed and started giving me these wonderful poses with hardly any direction from me.
The evening light highlighted her natural beauty and wonderful features.
Time certainly flies when you’re having fun and before I knew it, I had the photos and my model was mysteriously disappearing into the darkness.
I’m convinced she’s the hottest model for this season!