Just Because: Helenna

One of my main goals for 2013 is to shoot for myself more often. This is more of a challenge than you’d think, but it isn’t all that uncommon for a professional photographer to neglect their camera during “off hours.” But, uncommon or not, I don’t want to be the kind of photographer who only picks up her camera when she’s being paid to do so. That’s why I started networking with models who wanted to have some fun in front of my camera, for no particular reason at all.

Helenna is one of the first models I met and we finally met up to shoot recently, and it was so. much. fun! I’m not used to directing people solo. I’m used to couples. When I get someone in front of my camera all by their lonesome, I can feel my creative muscles stretching. And it feels great. Helenna is amazing in front of the camera and I’m so in love with the way these turned out. I can’t wait to do it again.

  • Megan Welker - Oh I love these!! The light, posing, location is SO good!!

  • Ala Cortez - i like you shooting for yourself. so pretty!

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