Some of the biggest challenges for me on my new foray into portrait photography are learning how to connect with my clients in order get them to relax in front of my camera, and how to guide their poses, while still creating a natural portrait. While I was shooting one of my recent seniors, I asked how she became such a natural at posing and being comfortable in front of my camera, and she informed me that she had been watching America's Next Top Model. I must admit, I've only watched America's Next Top Model once or twice - being more tomboy than girly girl, that's not usually the way I spend my time. But in my last couple of photo sessions, I've come to realize that maybe, just maybe, there just could be a point to watching the show every now and then. I know I'm not the most comfortable model when I'm on the other side of the camera, and most of us don't aspire to be 'America's Next Top Model,' but perhaps I should watch it every once and a while to glean what tips I can - it sure worked for Brittni!
See the rest of her beautiful photos here: http://www.speak-for-the-trees.com/brittni