There is a very real possibility we caused a few heart attacks the morning of our shoot over at the gorgeous Troy Kitchen. Sara is a super sexy return client of mine and wanted to take this shoot to a new level of sexy by shooting with her friend, who happens to be my Glam Goddess, our hair and makeup artist, Erin!
Knowing that Sara already had quite the epic studio session under her belt (which resulted in a stunning Metal Estate Art Gallery Collection of 3 stellar pieces) I knew I had to really bring it for her 2nd session, step out of the box to create a completely different look and feel, and to explore different areas of my client, who has since quickly become one of my closest friends.
If there is one thing I know about Sara by this point, it is that she has 0 issues pushing limits and raising a few eyebrows. This confidence has been something I have been privilege to watch grow since our first shoot. I will never forget the first time she showed up for a session, she was so nervous to stand in front of the window she kept gripping at her oversized shirt to cover her perfect figure and kept coming up with self-deprecating excuses as to why she “wasn’t doing her best” But let me be honest shall we, stripping down in front of a stranger is no easy task, especially when that forces you to have to metaphorically strip down for yourself. I remember one point during her first session, I put the camera down and told her if she said one more negative thing about herself I wouldn’t shoot her anymore. My mind was blown by how this incredibly sexy, vibrant woman could be so hard on herself. After a few minutes of talking about her blocks, and her promise to be nice to herself we kept shooting…and believe it or not, she actually went OUTSIDE to shoot in Downtown Troy by the end of her session! Boy did we end up with some smokin hot shots from that first session, you will have to scroll all the way to the bottom to see those!
This second session was nothing like her first session, she showed up, with her “I own this shit” attitude on and didn’t even bat an eyelash when it was time to shoot, this time in a ground floor, public space, fully staffed. There were no “pep talks” to be had, no reminding her of how hot she was. This time she knew it and she owned it and she WERKED!
I loved her idea of adding Erin into this shoot, to push the limits just a little bit further, to create provocative and evocative art. Did you know that their “You Can’t Brunch With Us” picture was purchased by another amazing photographer, a colleague of mine in Canada, to hang in her own gallery collection, because through it she saw all of the girl power were were trying to evoke? If not, you can read her blog on it here.
I think that is enough talking for now, let’s see what all the hype is about shall we?
It is kind of amazing to see how much we have both changed and grown since our first shoot together! Here are a few of my favorites from that session!
Thank you to Cassandra McKenna for Sara’s first makeup look back when Erin was on maternity leave!