For my final portfolio assignment, I needed models like crazy. My request was longer, wavy, brown hair, and that was it. Anna was one of the volunteers for my assignment and I loved how sweet and helpful she was for me. Having just moved to central Texas, she was super sweet in pointing out locations and ideas to see if any of them piqued my interest.
We ended up just meeting at the local café, and wouldn’t you know it, as I was walking up to the front, the delivery section in the back was screaming inspiration at me. I met Anna in the front, quickly ran it by her, and voila. We made the magic happen.
My aim for her shoot was: fresh, clean, bright, and editorial. She quickly understood and delivered.
Another noteworthy detail is that Anna is also a fellow photographer! She was super easy to coach (minimal at best!) into poses and body language, and, she even gave me a tour of her studio a block away from where we met.
We talked about our photography interests and direction, and it dawned on me, that I have been asked to shoot how my school wants me to shoot, and that I have struggled to find a style because of assignment requirements. I mean, I knew all along I was shooting something I wasn’t passionate about, but I hadn’t realized why. I wasn’t shooting for myself while I have been shooting for school. Sometimes, it’s just good ol’ conversation that makes the worries drop away. Any progress is better than no progress!
Anywho, I’m very grateful to have met such a sweet and serving soul. Here’s to many more hangouts hopeful to come! It is always better when it is “community over competition” and Anna is just that!