Our recent icy weather spawned an idea and I acted quickly to put the details of my photo shoot together. A little water, a little ice and a beautiful model could make some magic.
I arrived dressed for the occasion in a comfortably warm down jacket and I noticed that she flaunted a politically incorrect thick fur coat. It looked so natural too!
I was hoping for a model with that timeless slick-back look preferably complemented by an ample girth and some distinguishing features. I wanted a beaver but the beavers’ model union had forcefully declined and, alas, I was stuck with the muskrat they had offered up instead. They claimed I had made some disparaging remarks about beavers in the past. What a sensitive bunch! I tried to hide my disappointment but the shoot must go on.
Initially, I was put off by the muskrat moma’s big feet, untrimmed nails and yellow teeth. I also noticed her whiskers could have used a trim but I’ve learned not to make any suggestions about these matters with temperamental models. One wrong word and the pouting begins and the next thing you know she’s locked in the underwater dressing room!
As we started to work together to make photos, I gained a new appreciation for Melicia the muskrat. She moved with poise and grace and wasn’t afraid to slide her large body in and out of the frigid water.
Melicia posed like a pro and I had a great time capturing all her amazing looks. She seemed unaware of her natural beauty. She was so comfortable with me that she stopped regularly to eat. Then she’d go back to posing and just generally showing off.
We worked well together that day and I’m pleased with the results. I just sent the photos to the beavers’ union to show them how good Melicia looked. That should teach them a good lesson! Score one for me on the beaver feud.