I had the opportunity to shoot with Fatima. She’s been in the modeling industry for 11 years.Â Â Fatima will probably kill me for saying this but… scouting out areas to shoot in with her is like trying to keep up with “The Crocodile Hunter”.Â Â She has no fear (except for bugs) and she will cross rivers, balance on suspension bridges and brave snake filled waters to get her shot.Â Â When she gets into modeling mode she’s a piece of cake to work with.Â Â She had her own suggestions on poses but she was also open minded about things that I tried to throw out.Â You can’t tell it by the photo but the wall that she is posed on is about 8 feet high and 5 inches wide.Â Can you say “Brave”?Â Â Â Â My thoughts.. oh God just don’t let her fall. When you look at her pictures check out the ones where she just let go and started to laugh and smile.Â Her smile literally lights up the frame and can bringÂ joy and a sense of fun to anyone looking at it.
Yes, she knows how to do her thang and she’s very photogenic but she also has the heart to help out.Â One thing that shocked me after our shoot was that she proactively helped to unplug lights, pack up umbrellas,softboxes and light stands.Â She helped to Â haul stuff back to the van and there was notÂ even one comment about the possibility of breaking a nail.Â I thought about asking her to lift the gas powered generator and put it back in van for me but that would have been a bit much.Â Â I’m looking forward to shooting with her again and working on some of the other concepts that we’ve sketched out.Â Keep checking back because soon there will be more.
By the way, the property where we did the shoot is called Straw Valley. It is located in Durham, NC near Wal-mart on 15-501.Â Special thanks to Scott H. Bednaz (919) 844 – 2145 for allowing us access to the property.Â They are in the process of developing an all in one wedding facility for brides to be.
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