This weekend I has the pleasure of shooting Dasha.
Dasha’s mum had contacted me some time ago with a view to take some snaps of her daughter.¬† I knew that this would be a challenging shoot as I have been recently used to shooting women in lingerie,¬† so coming up with poses and lighting for a full afternoon would be stretching me a little.¬† Nothing ventured,¬† nothing gained though so I threw myself into it.
The day didn’t start well to be honest,¬† the pair were driving from Northampton and we’re due to arrive around midday,¬† due to several issues conspiring against them they arrived six hours late.¬† Never mind,¬† the weather had cooled and light wasn’t as harsh which made for a better experience¬† for all of us.
Dasha was¬† a pleasure to shoot and although not 100% confident with posing we soon got into the groove and came up with some great shots.
We switched the lighting around and did a costume change,¬† this is when the magic happened for us.¬† Dark background and black blouse with the beauty dish, this is the first time that I’ve actually nailed the look that I was after as opposed to simply shooting a little indiscriminately.¬† Images out of the camera were great and the oh’ and Ash’s coming from Dasha mum who could see the images on the camera were a sure sign of approval.
By this time it was on the dark side of dusk so did a final switch to outdoors and some more casual clothes.
Overall the day was awesome.¬† Dasha was superb,¬† threw herself into it and is very pretty so that made my job a lot easier. I learnt a lot too,¬† more about lighting and posing.¬† Every time I do a shoot I seem to come away with a ‘that’s my best so far’ feeling, this one may be hard to beat