I set up my first self-conceived model shoot with the spunky, and uber cooperative Hallie. Hallie has never modeled for anyone before, so she brought a bag full of outfits and a plucky, adventurous spirit.
I (we… more on that later) had a blast working with Hallie.
She. Was. Awesome.
After a few model shoots, I am getting much more of a feel for how I want to pose models and what kind of photographs I want to take/make. Because of this, I was super excited about this shoot. In an hour and a half, with one wardrobe change, Hallie, my assistant (yes… more on that later), and I were able to get in a ton of shots. As I mentioned in my Granolotta Love blog, Mark is the master of creating a nice, light mood, where the jokes and smiles are bountiful, but the shots keep coming. From the get-go, I tried to set the tone for the morning in order to try to create an atmosphere for a fun, but productive shoot. I felt that I was successful in that regard.
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The best part of the shoot was that I brought an assistant along with me. This is one of my best ideas ever (not that it’s entirely original).
My assistant was available to help me out in two huge ways:
- She was able to hold my reflector for me.
- She was able to make model modifications for me.
I enjoyed working with Hallie because she really just went with the flow, so to speak. She had no problem with my forthright and quick direction. We got our shots, and moved on to the next location.
If I brought a calmness and a direction to the shoot, my assistant brought a fun, lighthearted spirit. I believe there was a flow of energy among the three parties involved in the shoot that summated to a positive, constructive dynamic.