Kristin Bauer is my WCW for today.

You know the saying about the right people will show up in your life exactly when you need them? Kristin is one of those people.

We are going back to the beginning of my portrait career for this one. I won’t mention how long we’ve known each other but it’s been a while. I was a newbie to the game, a babe in the woods. I didn’t know what I wanted or how to do a thing. I just knew I wanted to be a portrait photographer.

She was a known NYC runway and fashion model who, from what I can tell, took pity on me as I had nothing to offer her in terms of quality images. She was born and raised in my area and would come home to visit from time to time. We linked up whenever she did.

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My abilities grew by leaps and bounds whenever we got together. She was, and still is,  the consummate professional – always ready to go, full of energy, always encouraging me and willing to put up with my hair-brained ideas.

We formed a bond that has done nothing but grow over the years. She taught me about outfit selection, posing ideas, how to comport myself professionally on sessions and spread the word about me to others.

I simply, honestly cannot say enough positive words about Kristin. I will gladly climb the highest mountain just to shout her name. Thank you, Kristin, from the bottom of my heart and with everything I have. I am the photographer today based mostly on you. You mean the world to me.

You can read more about her here and here.

 

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