A few weekends ago, I had my first “official” shoot with a model. Of course I had taken pictures of friends and event guests, but I had never set up a location, had the model arrive, and just shoot for an hour. The results were quite pleasing 🙂
Fortunately, I have some beautiful friends, and Abby was willing to come out and let me experiment with her through my first model shoot. I believe we were both nervous, but each loosened up and we were able to get some really nice shots. She had quite a bit of helpful input, which I greatly appreciated since I was still figuring out what to do. We each climbed trees to try different angles, laughed at ourselves a few times, and worked together for what I consider to be a very successful shoot.
I had her come to my property, as there was an area in the woods I wanted to use, and we had a short hike to get on location. Along the walk, there is a shelter harboring several things including a ’58 VW. I asked Abby to strike a certain pose on the car, she nailed it, and it became the common favorite from the shoot. Completely unplanned and spontaneous with me only snapping one picture, yet it is arguably the best from this shoot. Lesson learned. Look forward to more spontaneity and more model shoots!