The first post of 2013. Psyched.
In December, I arranged to take some updated headshots for Joe. He owns an Agile consulting company called Incrementor. Being opportunistic, I thought I would also schedule time with a model since I was going to have a studio and a little time to shoot - why not? This post is about why I called this entry, "Plan C". In addition to the time with Joe to update his headshot, I booked two models to shoot with to build my portfolio, and theirs. The first model canceled a week before the shoot, the other, the morning of. Oh boy. What do i do?
I turned to the internet gods and posted a casting call for another model and crossed my fingers that the make-up-artist (MUA) wouldn't cancel as well, fortunately she didn't. I screened several models during the day and had a great response to this second posting. It was about lunch time and Andrea called me. We spoke for a couple minutes and I could tell from her tone that she was going to be great to work with. Turns out she's from California (and so am I) so maybe that's what felt right.
Coincidentally, a friend of mine from High School, Eric, was in town on vacation so he helped out with the shoot and took some behind the scene shots (see below). It was great to catch up.
We split up the shoot to have the first part of the session focused on very simple concepts, then had Nicole (the MUA) work with Andrea on a different look for the second half of the day while Eric and I worked with Joe on his headshots. I've posted some of my favorites from the work with Andrea. Also, great work on the make-up, Nicole. I'll post some images from Joe in a future post.