#MODELMONDAZE: PLAYING IN THE SAND

Sooooo, I’m still tweaking my sites and content because I want to showcase a lot of my work in addition to my personal style. I see my work as being an even clearer depiction of my personal style. So to do that, and to push myself to work even more, I’m going to be revamping my content. The first revamp is a feature that for now I’m calling ‘Model Mondaze’. Model Mondaze will feature creative photo sets I’ve shot with different models. Mondaze are hard for me to get motivated and I know I’m not alone. So to help me, and maybe help some of you too, we’ll be starting off the week with some creative inspiration!

This beauty is Angela, and you have probably seen her on my site and social media accounts. She’s one of the first girls who really fucked with me creatively and she’s one of my favorites to shoot with. We make magic. The beauty of photography is that the pictures hold different meanings for every person that views them. Watching Angela grow and become more comfortable with each shoot is a beautiful thing. The first couple series we shot alluded more to the rougher side of femininity because that’s what I identify with most strongly. For our third collaboration, I wanted to do something softer and sexier.

My favorite thing about this shoot is that before we even started, Angela was having serious doubts about her ability to be sexy. WHAT?!  This presented a really amazing opportunity for me: to bring her sexy out. There is a huge part of photography that can’t really be learned traditionally, and that is the interpersonal aspect. People need to trust their photographer, they need to be comfortable and be confident that you’re not going to make them look crazy or unappealing. For women, this is even more crucial. Honestly, Angela’s reluctance made me even more confident in my ability to direct her. The moral to this story: Never be afraid to step out of your comfort zone because amazing things happen there! and Jessica always gets what she wants 😉

p.s. these are the sexiest pics I’ve taken, so I’d say she pulled it off just fiiiiiiiiiiine, don’t you think?

3 thoughts on “#MODELMONDAZE: PLAYING IN THE SAND

  1. This is my first time visiting your site and I love the idea of the direction you’re seeking to go in, such as the ‘Model Mondaze’ segment! With that, I agree that it’s extremely important to have a connection and a sense of trust with your photographer because emotions are easily seen in photos, even if the model is unaware. My husband is by all means no expert in photography, but he has learned through (being forced, haha) taking my blog photos how to communicate and guide me in a way that helps bring out my excitement and confidence. There had been times we’ve had a brief disagreement, for example, and looking back we can tell because you could see it in the photos. With that said, for Angela to start off feeling insecure in her ability to be sexy and then produce these results shows that you were able to successfully bring out her inner confidence in a way that was assuring and comfortable to her, great job! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! You are so sweet! And your husband must have picked up a TON of tricks because your photos are amazing! Have a GREAT week and thanks for stopping by!

      XO,
      Jess

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