For my birthday in 2020, I spent a week in San Francisco so I could have the opportunity to work with some of the amazing models in the Bay Area. Bakedbybabe was the first model I scheduled, and it was a great start to the week. I especially love this photo because it reminds me of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “There was a Little Girl.”
There was a Little Girl (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
This was a fun shoot with ciarraparra (IG)— it went from downtown Stockton (rough even by my Fresno-raised standards) to the University of the Pacific (fancy!). I think this photo demonstrates one of my strengths as a photographer— utilizing “found light.” Found light is unmodified natural or ambient light, no reflector, no flash, no white piece of paper- just the light as it exists in and is modified by its immediate surroundings. It doesn’t always (okay, rarely) works. But when it does, I love the intimate feeling it provides.
This is from my second shoot with jadejacobartistry (Instagram). There are no photos from the first shoot because I learned the important lesson about checking locations. Just because the parking garage was there last week, doesn’t mean it won’t be a giant hole in the ground this week. Sigh.