Taking it to the street for her first ever photo session.
Anyone who knows me knows I live for shooting outdoors. I mean, I love to work in a studio wherever I can, but there is just something about getting outside and mixing it up with the wildcard that is location photography. Shade and unfiltered, hard light in the same shot? Passer-byes who manage to linger in the background? Matching outfits, moods and poses to the scene to get a unified vibe? Yes please.
And then, as if that’s not enough, lets add strobe to the mix which has it’s own list of issues.
It’s a dance on a tightrope without a safety net and I love it. But there is one thing I just can’t overcome. The weather. It’s especially tough this time of year when it’s cold and rainy for weeks, if not months. But change is on the way. Better days are starting to creep back into the forecast and I’m looking for them.
Which is why you are seeing images of Wendy Corrice today. We had been in talks for a while about teaming up for a session. She’s a newcomer that always wanted to step into the commercial/editorial world of modeling. We knew what we wanted to do and were just waiting for a break in the weather to make it happen.
And then it came. And we were off.
Let me tell you something. There is one, absolutely vital, quality that determines how successful you’re going to be in this business. It’s not looks, it’s not the outfits, it’s not the poses. It’s your attitude. I can work with anything as long as you have an unstoppable mindset with a desire to learn.
Wendy has that mindset. She took everything I tossed at her with aplomb and was a breeze to work with. She’s a force of nature with a level head, not to mention she’s just straight up funny. I know that she will go as far as she wants in the industry.