Germantown, MD Test w/ Leanne Mayo

So finally had a sunday free and a model that I had contacted via Model Mayhem had actually responded via FB which means they were serious about working together. Yay!

We start going over ideas and we decide we want to do something with water but I don't have a pool or a yard or and thing for to fake it. So I order a kiddy pool and decide to shoot from above in my balcony. 

I knew that I want to do a milk bath shoot because we were shooting in an alley, and I wanted to do anything I could to prevent reflections from the building. 

And if you guys haven't notice. I almost always have fresh flowers at my shoots. Nature makes its own art. 

Because of the shape of the pool cropping has been the biggest issue. There is not way without tons of editing to crop the images in a traditional size. Outside of details I have been mirroring the images, especially those in black and white. 

Leanne was such a trooper. I though I would have two models to test so there would be the possibility of interaction, but things happen and this gave me the opportunity to get to know the model. She was really trusting of my vision and open to my styling. 

Our second look was a pink wig. This look photographed really well in black and white because it made the model look like she had a blonde bob, making her look like a completely different person. A diverse portfolio is super important to models.

We switched the flowers to rose petals which made for an interesting spotted background in these b/w images.

The last look was a long blonde wig and we switch over to a gown and sunflowers.

For two hours, we got about 500 pictures and three set/wardrobe changes. It was a lot of fun, but now there are things we learned from the test that will help when we are ready for an editorial. 

If you are interesting in working with this model she is with T.H.E. Artist Agency in Washington, DC.

Model: Leanne Mayo, New Faces, Women