I always like to start these posts with an image that hopefully grabs your attention enough to read a a few short paragraphs about whatever the topic of the day is. This particular shoot has so much great imagery from it I really didn't know what image to post in the header. So if you're in more of a picture book kind of reading mood just skip to the bottom of the post and check out the images from the shoot. I don't think you'll be disappointed!
Today's post is about a shoot I did with model Meg Vega. Meg is another model I linked up with though model mayhem and long story short, Meg is an AWESOME model. We decided over our initial meeting that we were going to do more or less a portfolio shoot. We planned to do some Boudoir, with a little splash of some fashion and beauty style images.
When we were texting back and forth prior to the shoot I remember her saying something to the effect of how she was going to bring her A game to the shoot prodding that I might not be able to keep up. I countered with two words "challenge accepted."
I'll let you decide weather we did a good job or not, but bottom line, Meg had her game face on and I didn't feel like I could miss. I remember reading about how an awesome model can make a mediocre photographer look good and how a great photographer can guide an inexperience model to great imagery. I also remember reading that when the two collide it is really something to behold.
Usually when I photograph models I really take control and tell the model exactly how I want them to pose, look and what kind of emotions I want them to evoke, sometimes without them knowing exactly what I'm up to. The following sequence of images was something I hadn't experienced prior to this shoot.
Basically I picked this location in front of these really beautiful wisteria vines in bloom and set up a studio flash with a beauty dish. I started to pose Meg only to find that she was already posed and ready to go. Cool I thought to myself. So I wondered what would happen if I just let me let her run with this? I told her to start giving me some poses being mindful to keep her face in a certain direction for technical reasons I won't bore you guys with and BAM! We had the sequence you see above.
This sequence is actually really cut down from all of the choices we had but it was a really neat experience that neither of us had felt before prior. Meg modeled and I shot for this sequence, it was that simple! I think we taught each other a lot that day. I know I picked up a thing or two that I'll put into my bag of tricks at least!