Andrea is a model who contacted me this summer after seeing some of my work online and asked if I was interested in working with her. I was like, "Ummmm, YES!!!". I love working with models! It's so fun to experiment with new techniques and try things I might be hesitant ask a client to do before testing it out first.
As I mentioned in my last blog post, I've been watching a lot of Sue Bryce's classes on Creative LIVE lately because I'm super-inspired by her work and her business model. So it was fun to test out a few things I've been learning with Andrea on this shoot.
We tossed around a few ideas for the shoot and settled on a forest and lake backdrop. We hiked around Matheson Lake on a BEAUTIFUL early summer evening. The light was gorgeous, Andrea looked great, and the water was gloriously warm. Many of our favourite locations were at the opposite end and side of the lake from where we started, so I got a great workout on our hike, some great shots, and (to top it off) as an added bonus I got to go for a sweet post-shoot swim!!! What could be better than that? All in all, it was a wonderful evening.