Katherine lives in a small, remote town on the north California coast. I had the pleasure of working with her a couple of years ago while I was in the area photographing a wedding. I was in the area over this past Christmas so we set up a fitness photo session along the coast.
We spent hours outdoors capturing a variety of looks. Afterwards, I sat down with Katherine and asked her what it was like to work with me. She says I make it fun.
“I love working with you because you’re fun and you have a great personality, a great vibe, your pictures, your work is amazing, your technique is amazing, you’re my favorite.”
Katherine says she appreciates the direction I give her during photo sessions.
“I like how you give me ideas, I like how you kind of show me or you have, when you tell me to do something you have emotion in it, you have feeling in it, you’re like, ‘And do this!'”
This is important to both keep the energy and the goal of the photo session on task. Katherine says it’s helpful too.
“I like when someone gives me direction, I like when they tell me how to turn or how to drop one hip. When they say, “okay” and then they hold the camera and then you are just are standing there I feel like, I don’t know what to do. You can go for a few minutes but all of sudden without some sort of direction or guidance you stop and don’t know what to do anymore.”
The best part is that my photos in her portfolio have helped Katherine get modeling work with a BMW motorcycle lifestyle magazine.
“I did ‘On The Level’ magazine. I got to model some BMW jackets, shirts and you know, stand next to a really cool bike that I didn’t know how to ride.”
Katherine also says she appreciates how fast I work.
“We did so many different styles and outfits and location areas. I mean we moved around quite a bit and got a lot of different variety.”
Katherine says it’s always a fun experience working on a photo session with me.
“I think you’re great. I love working with you and I hope that everytime that you pass this way that I get to see you!”
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