I cannot describe to you how much fun it is to take pinup modeling pictures! This is such a lovely young lady. We’ve friended each other on facebook since this photo shoot, and she is as lovely inside as out. I would enjoy working with her again at some point.
Right now, I’m photographing a new model I met through facebook this week, and then I have two that I hired from an agency the following week. One of the models is in NYC all week. She is being groomed to walk the catwalks in the city for major designers. How cool is that? So, she could be a future supermodel, and I’ll get to say I knew her when.
It is a thrill for a photographer to work with people who actually enjoy the process of being photographed. We do so many jobs for people who don’t really want to be there, and those who are unhappy with the finished photos. Not because the photography isn’t any good, but because they don’t like themselves. It’s hard to make a living on people who don’t make orders when it comes time to show the proofs. I can see why other pros charge the higher initial session fees and why others charge the fee plus an amount of a few hundred dollars to go towards prints. So, I’m going to give my whole pricing structure some serious thought as I switch from my flash site to a word press site. It’s just making the time for that project while I edit all the photos I’m taking over the next 10 days. But I don’t mind! This is the work I’ve been dreaming about and wishing for while I was stuck in Amherst. It’s coming my way, and I’m grateful. I just ask that I keep my energy level up so I can perform properly as all these amazing people come into my life.