Meet the lovely Miss Donna. Not only is she one of my good friends, but I was also privileged enough to shoot a series of head shots for this aspiring actress last summer. Despite the 40 celsius weather, we headed out with a bag full of lenses and other toys to experiment with some different venues I’d been wanting to shoot around Kamloops.
Donna is beautiful, acts like a complete natural in front of the camera, and she’s absolutely hilarious. We spent more time trying to stop laughing to get shots than we actually spent shooting. Donna’s shoot was my first formal opportunity to shoot individual portraits. I was really excited, but fairly nervous as well. Luckily, she was such a natural that my butterflies soon disappeared and were quickly replaced with a sense of ease behind the camera and aching sides from laughing myself silly!I had to keep reminding myself that there is always a learning curve when a person is trying out something new, but all in all, I think things went well. She loved her pics and I learned a lot about lighting in different conditions. And, since she volunteered to be my model, she didn’t have to pay for her pictures. Free is always a good thing!
Thanks so much Donna. You are a beautiful person, both inside and out and I am just really blessed to have you in my life, but I think I have to stay away from you for awhile because my sides are still aching from all that laughing!