Some pictures from a shoot with my young friend McKenna from back in December. Thanks McK, you are a “super” model! : )
These were partly to build a little infant portfolio of images for her (and for me, natch), and partly to test my shaky skills with the backdrop and strobe, which I’ve recently picked up after too many years. Always loved the available-light-world more. Fun inside on a snowy winter day in Nashville. Kind of a surprise snow, one that I wondered if I was going to make it home through afterward.
I know the following will probably embarrass her, but...it’s MY blog:
I love shooting with her, because she’s at that funny/frightening place roundabout halfway between being a girl and being a woman. A little unsure into which camp to fall. Still retaining that funny, fearless, edgy thing that girls have before they start predictably asking if what they’re wearing makes their ass look fat, or if you can Photoshop the wrinkles under their eyes, etc. A small movement of the hip, a flip of the hair, an application of a tiny bit of make-up, and all of a sudden you see the woman emerging and the girl vanishing.
I try not to direct. She has good instincts. The last time we shot, nearly a year prior, she was running around Dragon Park in a leather jacket, a pink tutu, and no shoes in sub-freezing weather.