Shannon is a very energetic South Carolina girl who contacted me about a modeling portfolio. She became interested after being accepted to walk the runway at the Roxy fashion show. She specialties became casual fashion, swimwear, and then contacted me when she wanted to try nudes. She had been an aspiring model for several years and had just begun doing fashion shows, including Charleston Fashion Week. In addition to walking the runway as a fashion and swimwear model, she was especially interested in doing nude modeling in the photography studio. Originally from Beaufort, she was a thrill to work with in my Charleston SC studio. She was interested in studio nudes as well as doing some glamour and pin-up style nudes.
Since she had not tried nudes before, she wanted to find a photographer whose work she really liked. The photographer’s personality was also important. She said she liked my working style which was not too fast, but also not too slow. We began the shoot with clothed shots, and progressed at a comfortable but efficient pace to easily begin creating a lot of great-looking results.
Her goal was to increase the variety of her modeling portfolio, to present to talent agencies, photographers, and casting directors. She had pursued jobs in Myrtle Beach, Beaufort, and Charleston. She found me while looking for casting calls online. While attending the College of Charleston and living downtown, it was convenient for her to book several gigs in my photography studio.
We worked with a variety of poses, furniture, and props. We also tried indoor and outdoor settings. Many of the images worked well in black and white, which you can see below.