I I have modeled professionally for over 25 years so that means I must be comfortable and relaxed in front of a camera, right? The answer is that my comfort level has a lot to do with who is behind the camera. I have worked with amazing photographers and yet felt anxious and stressed out because there is no connection. They are busy clicking away but not letting me know what they are looking for – there was no communication. The experience ends up frustrating for both the photographer and the model. They are sighing because they aren’t getting “the shot” and yet they never told me, the model, what “the shot” is that they are looking for. Sounds crazy, right? It is more common than you think in a commercial setting. The key to a successful shoot is working together to achieve what you want. This kind of collaboration is what you get at Lady Luck Pin Ups.
When I booked my shoot with Jen, we started with a chat on the phone. Jen wanted to discuss exactly what I was hoping to get out of the shoot. She encouraged me to send inspirational pics of what I was looking for and she really cared that we achieved the goal, together.
When I arrived at the studio, the make-up artist Deanna, also took the time to really listen about the look I was going for and wanted to ensure my hair and make-up was on point.
While we were shooting, Jen would stop, check-in and ask if the pose was feeling, right? Was I feeling natural and comfortable? Did we want to try something else and offer suggestions in a collaborative way. She even wanted to know my favourite music so she could have it playing in the background.
She made me feel completely relaxed and I felt I could speak up about what I liked or didn’t like. We were a team and we were working on a common goal. When I received the pictures, I was delighted to see that we not only were the goals achieved, but they were knocked out of the park.
Whether you are a professional model or hate the camera, it all comes down to how someone makes you feel and the ability to relax and just be yourself. Jen brings out the best in you because her personality is fun, approachable and she wants your feedback. It is important to Jen that you work as a team, throughout the entire process. It is the magical equation that delivers an excellent shoot, every time.
I would recommend Jen to anyone who is interested in receiving beautiful pictures of themselves. You will not be disappointed.
- Meghan Bradley, Director Of Curvy Expo and Plus Size Model
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