When I last had my hair done by Tanya Amalfitano, we were discussing how long it had been since we worked together on a photoshoot. We also realized I didn’t have any recent shots with my bright red hair done in a vintage style. So we put a call out on Facebook with our pin up idea, and need for a photographer. Douglas of daggerSLADE Model Images replied, and we set up our shoot for a Friday at the beach.
Douglas and I had actually worked together a few years ago when I modeled for his lighting class. It was nice to connect again and see how far we had both come since that time.
Race against time
Initially, we wanted to use Hampton beach as our location. But the combination of a Friday night crowd and price for parking was less than ideal. Luckily, Douglas suggested a lesser known nearby beach, and it worked out to our advantage. However, we knew we wouldn’t have a lot of time before losing our natural light. Personally, I think the hardest part of shooting after a 9-5 job is losing your natural light. We did pretty well, considering the time crunch.
I always learn something from each experience, no matter how often I’ve shot. This time, I learned that trying to run through the water while simultaneously keeping a “model” face is not easy. Regardless, it was still fun. The experience gave me a chance to try new things, like splashing around in the ocean, and light-painting. Not to mention some fun pin up style shots!