I find it serendipitous that when I find myself struggling to find inspiration, someone I've forgotten about reaches out and asks to work with me. A couple weeks ago, I received a text message from Joy asking if I had time to shoot with her. Earlier this year, during her Spring Break we did a quick Little Red style shoot. It didn't take long to come up with a couple ideas and organize the shoot. As luck would have it, one of the first Make-up Artists I had the fortune to collaborate with was available, too. I photographed Heidi (a.k.a. The Makeup Monster on Facebook) back in November of 2011 and realized what a great person she is both in front and behind the camera.
After a few frames, I asked her to change and put on a different outfit so I could work out the kinks and shoot some available light images. I enjoy shooting tall models, since it makes easier for me and I don't need to squat down and make them appear taller. Once we got the shots I wanted, we switched back tot he Angel Wings and finished up the rest of the shoot.
I have to admit that for the first time during one of my lingerie shoots, I was uncomfortable shooting Joy. She is the same age as my youngest son and I just don't look at her in "that" way. We still captured some quality images and had a fun time shooting.
Thanks again Joy for asking me to shoot with you, as it came totally unexpected and to Heidi for her willingness to work with me.