My Very First Photo Shoot

10 Mar

My very first photo shoot was in March of 2009 with John Wilson. I went in thinking I just wanted to shoot goth and darker stuff, but I didn’t realize how pretty I could look until I saw some of the photos. John was great at directing me and helping me with my expressions (which I am still working on to this day).

Here is one of the first photos we shot:

7 - John Wilson Mar 09 - My First Shoot

I love my hair and I really loved the way this shot highlights it. I don’t think anyone else up to this point has ever gotten it to blow around that well. I also love that jacket. I still wear it all the time.

And here are three photos from the prettier set I mentioned above. I was so amazed at how lovely they turned out.
5 - John Wilson Mar 09 - My First Shoot

4 - John Wilson Mar 09 - My First Shoot

6 - John Wilson Mar 09 - My First Shoot

And finally here are a couple from the darker sets we shot:

2 - John Wilson Mar 09 - My First Shoot

I did the make-up on that one, kind of on the fly since I hadn’t ever really done make-up at all at that point. I don’t know if I could do it again, but I think it turned out awesome.

And finally the one that is possibly my favorite from the shoot:

1 - John Wilson Mar 09 - My First Shoot

I so wish I could shoot more of that style but I simply do not have the wardrobe at this point. But I can say that if I’m only going to have one really good goth shot, this is the one I want 🙂

I was so lucky to have such a great first shoot. I think that shoot really gave me the confidence to really jump in to modeling and I will always be thankful to John for taking a chance and shooting with me. 🙂

2 Responses to “My Very First Photo Shoot”

  1. John Wilson March 10, 2011 at 3:45 am #

    Thank you! I truly appreciate your kind words. I remember that shoot quite well. Although it was your first shoot, you behaved more like a model with a lot of experience. You were on time, make-up already on and prepared to shoot. You were relaxed and confident from the very beginning. If you had “beginners nerves”, it certainly wasn’t apparent.

    You had some ideas for photos but you were also receptive to my ideas. Looking back at the photos from that day, I am struck by how varied they are in mood, feel and expressions. Most models have one “look” – you somehow have any almost chameleon ability to create a different look for each concept.

    From a photographer’s perspective, you were a joy to work with. I was (and still am) very happy with the images we created that day. I can certainly understand why you have become so successful! I’m looking forward to seeing more amazing images from you in the future.

  2. Jamie Weiss March 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    Wow! I am not usually not “dark” stuff, but I love that last one.

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