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Modeling | Retro/Pinup Shoot

This was an EXCITING shoot for me! It was the first time I had been brought on board a project that involved multiple models for a particular theme where I wasn’t involved in the creative process.

In other words, I was asked to show up and shoot!

This is atypical for me because when clients book my services I am involved in every step of the process. I consult. I provide direction and assessment on wardrobe, location, even hair and makeup! I do my best to cultivate an atmosphere in which my clients can thrive, be comfortable and get the most out of their sessions.

In this instance, I hardly knew anything about who I was working with, what their background was and no expectations had been set on what to expect other than what had been established through the overall project. I was also sharing time and space with other established photographers!

Needless to say, I was NERVOUS!
Then I realized…

I’m still me!

 

DANIELLE

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POONAM

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MEGAN

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LILY

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This was a stretching point for me to really stand by my vision and not be swayed by what was happening to the right or left of me.

DARCY

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KIM

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Once I reconnected with that mindset, things went exceedingly well! Each model I spoke with felt very comfortable, enjoyed my cooky directing style and felt they got exactly what they had hoped for from the shoot. I even heard from one of the Creative Directors that they felt my work produced the best output and positively highlighted each model’s frame, features and personality – offering a more diverse body of work.

 

DARCEY

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In the end, I was very happy with the work I produced. More importantly, I was my models were happy. I also found it refreshing that as a female photographer, I was able to bring a sensibility to the session that some of the models felt was lacking with my male counterparts.

 

SOPHIE

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It helped me realize that my viewpoint is valid and even necessary – and that’s a reason to stand up proudly. 

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2 Comments

  • Poonam Says

    I love shooting with you, Rodnesha! I know I can trust you to get the most flattering shots as well as the shots that really make a statement. Essentially, I can trust you to make me look good. hehe You are tremendously talented and I look forward to working with you again in the future!

  • lily legushka Says

    Luv it! Thx for the experience, everyone. Great team to work with and inspiring women for sure.

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