:: Saturday, June 10, 2006 ::
I had been chatting with Renée online for probably two months now I think, and met her through her myspace site. She is a local graphic artist and is a wiz with the photoshop. I had seen some of the self portrait stuff she had done with her camera on her site and at one point offered my services if she wanted to get some photos done by someone else instead. After a few scheduling issues - don't you hate it when real life intrudes? ;) - we were able to meet up yesterday. Not only for the first time photos, but first time f2f.
After picking her up, we grabbed a coffee at Tim Horton's and she looked through my portfolio before we headed to Parkwood. She brought a few outfits to try out and it gave us a good selection to play with. She started out in a pair of short shorts and a tank top and put together a killer look. I posed her on a few rocks n trees n such and made a lap of one of the buildings before changing it up slightly, adding and removing some accent pieces. We moved around another building shooting n posing in roughly the same area as Violet and Mary, and changed again.
Of course at this point there were two challenges. One, it was incredibly windy. And with her fire red hair blowing in the wind that made it tough for some shots - and was making me wobble too! But it worked now and then. Second challenge was that the local school board apparently uses the area on Fridays for Orienteering and such. The board has some classrooms set up, but this was the first day of using the Parkwood area that I had seen any kids n teachers out and about. So we had an audience at times and had to wait now n then to change outfits. I don't think that Renée had modelled with an audience before but she was a trooper.
We finished up down by the small dock which I used last year. And I still wanted the dock to stick out more into the pond so I could get further from a model, but that isn't possible shy of doing some wading with the ducks. :)
Working with Renée was a blast. Her long lines, and her fire red hair (which I am noticing seems to be a theme...) makes her all that cooler. Oh, and her sense of humour ( which I had found out after chatting with her before) is just as good in person. ;)
I look forward to the next time Renée. You were wicked.
:: Mike Wood 10:36 [+] ::
Great pictures once again, Mike. You have a way of coaxing the personality out of a model. Lovely stuff.
thanks Carmi. I do what I can . :)
She is a gorgeous woman and she looks fantastic in your photos!