When you meet a model for the first time you never know how the shoot is going to go. Recently I had a shoot with Caroline. Several months ago we became friends on Facebook. I had always liked her look and knew at some point I wanted to work with her. We chatted several times over the course of several weeks and finally the opportunity arose for us to get together.
As we were planning our first shoot I had already made up my mind to shoot with her a second time on a project I had been wanting to do for a long time. I talked with my designer and we discussed things in general and, lets just say that there is a future blog in the works.
Finally the day came for our shoot and all I can say is WOW! Caroline is such a wonderful person! Before we had actually met I already knew that at 17 she had accomplished quite a few things such as: starting her own charity at age 12, a Miss Kentucky Teen contestant, graduating HS early and many other accomplishments.
Needless to say, everything I had thought she was, she was, and more…. she exceeded all my expectations of who she was and my expectations were already lofty. Meeting and working with young people such as Caroline is always a pleasure. Young women such as her should give us all hope that there are some very grounded soon to be adults that are future leaders.
Back to the photo shoot. As we were shooting we would review after each session and I didn’t say too much at the time but I could tell we were getting some great images, I may have let that on just a little bit a time or two. As we shot, I kept talking with Caroline about expressions and how I wanted her to look into the camera, and as we progressed the images kept getting better and better and the shoot really began to flow. I felt that I could have shot several more hours but it was getting late in the day and I knew she had a long drive ahead of her. So we hugged and said our goodbyes.
Last night, I finally had a chance to sit down and really go through these images after having been delayed in doing so by other projects and interruptions. All I can say is that I have a difficult task ahead of me. I’m not sure how long it will take for me to cull these images to just a few because I love them all!
I will be posting more images of this shoot soon, you can view them on my website, http://www.jimtincher.com
Caroline was recently named a WBKO-TV “Hometown Hero” in Bowling Green, KY for her event “Will Sing for Food” that serves the American Red Cross. See her interview here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1SYQQD-6WE