Plan was for some studio work for print sales which as expected produced some great images for a current project looking at figures and the torso, more on this later....
We then spent a lot of time on some test dance images for a possible future project, not even started selecting these yet, one rainy day.. !
Apart from her great looks, true professionalism and fun personality what I love about Katie is her rather wild stage dance background, a lot of the shoot was unplanned portfolio work so she just goes into performance mode ... just brilliant !
Also did some casual portrait portfolio shots, did I say casual, more like just kicking back and having some fun. Very often photo sessions can become rather serious as there are constraints on time and cash, other folk to consider, or we just take it all a tad too too serious and forget what its all about. Yeah, we need to be creative etc and focus on what we want to achieve but lets not forget to play a little, its when we do that we can get something that we are not expecting. Asking Katie to go mad and have fun is like asking a fish to swim, it can be harder to stop her but I blame me for enjoying myself too much - call this work ??
I asked Katie if she likes chocolate, "love it, especially Milky Bars' she replied. Problem was she thought I meant for her to eat !! That's no good, you have fair skin and it won't show I said. Just something for fun that I have wanted to do to match the saying...
'Chocolate in the answer, who cares what the problem was....!'
Oh, and no, she took absolutelly no persuation to do this, am still finding bits of chocolate in the studio ... finishing with a sweet tribute to the great Helmut Newton....
Finished the day with something for her, a portrait to a style chosen by her to gift a large scale print, my way of saying thanks for being such a pleasure to work with, something I always try and do if time allows, assuming of course that the models wants a personal shot, some must get inundated with prints from photographers, don't know what they do with them all !
This image was printed about 900cm high, still think she should have accepted the offer of a life size print.
Thanks Katie, until next time, later in the year ... :)