An Unexpected Model
Very unique photo opportunities can present themselves at some of the most unexpected times. I was at the CAP 089th Squadron (Civil Air Patrol) to photograph their move into a new facility at MacDill AFB in Tampa, FL. They were moving into a place that had a lot of stored equipment, desks, filing cabinets, and furniture all over that they would be moving.
One of the Senior Members had her very young daughter with her that night visiting. She was a bundle of ENERGY! She saw me photographing the cadets, and then it started ... "I want to be a model! Shoot me! Shoot me! Shoot me!" She would get on a table, in front of a room divider or anywhere she could find. This was one model you would not have to give a lot of instructions on how to pose. She had her own ideas! And, boy, the expressions she would come up with. Unfortunately, I didn't have my complete lighting system with me that night, so I shot with what we had available. Actually, with her, it probably would not have worked with a proper setup. She was all over the place! She'd say "This is my sad face." "This is my big smile." "I'm going to school now." "I'm scared now."
These are a few of the first ones approved, and I have eight more of her waiting approval. I had an absolute BLAST photographing her. She is only six years old, and I plan to stay in touch with her for more “playing model” sessions as she grows up. Hope you enjoy these really cute images of a little girl full of life! Working on my 2009 New Year's resolution!
Photo credits: , Carolyn L. Marshall.