Preparation and planning are paramount to the success of a session.
Jasmyne and her team recently reached out to me in regards to getting her modeling career started. We had long discussions about what genres/areas she wanted to be involved with and what would be involved to get there. We then created a plan to build a photo portfolio showing off those aspects. Of course these things take time to create so we broke it down further to focus on just urban fashion in Town Center for our first session.
She sent me pictures of the outfits she thought would work for such a session and I gave my input. With a plan in place she then set up times with a hair stylist and make-up artist to polish off the total look we were going after. I can’t stress enough how important these things are as they are the icing on the proverbial cake. Every detail has to be in place.
Needless to say the session went off without a hitch. I was impressed with her work ethic and drive. She knows what she wants and is serious about getting it. She listened to everything I offered up in terms of suggestions on posing, movements, expressions, et cetera. She has a presence in front of the lens that will only get stronger as she gets more experience and gains more confidence.
I look forward to many more sessions with her as she continues her journey down her chosen path.
Mark Knopp is a Virginia Beach-based portrait photographer that covers the Hampton Roads community. Contact him today at firstname.lastname@example.org for your portrait needs or for photography lessons.