2014.06.22 vacancy with avery doll
say hello to avery doll. her hobbies include taking selfies and text messaging.
I found avery randomly on modelmayhem and we set up a shoot. I had been wanting to shoot near fort ord again since my shoot with mercedes last summer, and since avery lives in santa cruz it seemed like a good fit.
the morning of the shoot she texted me about postponing the shoot due to her having tan lines. I will never understand why girls are radio silent until the day of the shoot and then something always comes up. you probably had those tan lines yesterday, so why didn't you text me yesterday - also, everyone knows that tan lines are sexy. I interpreted this as her just not wanting to shoot topless anymore, which I didn't care about anyway.
one thing I've learned is that you should not rely on your shoot happening until you actually have the girl in front of you and are taking photos. most of the time postponing a shoot is the same as canceling it. never postpone, always move forward.
I sensed as we were shooting that avery wanted the photos to be more about her face. I like a lot of distanced composition shots as well as shadowing. sometimes I do facial close ups but today was not the day for that. so I wasn't surprised when I sent her these photos and she didn't post any of them. I get a lot of great feedback on my photos (thank you, friends), but unfortunately a lot of models who I work with don't like the photos I take of them. give it time, girls. eventually you will learn to love them.