In the midst of all the editorial and beauty photography, I also help out new agency represented models with test shoots and portfolio building. Today was one of those days... I offer an industry, special rate called the FRESH FACE rate for new models looking to build their experience and portfolios. Jesse and his mom got in touch with me following a referral from his agency Charles Stuart International (thanks Dusty!) and we took advantage of the great late summer weather to capture some new images for his portfolio.
At 16yrs, Jesse is a tall, handsome, quiet, man-boy with beautiful eyes, a shy smile and a ton of potential. We shot his Fresh Face session in my neighbourhood, making wardrobe changes easy and convenient and kept the styling fashion-casual by starting off with a denim / t-shirt look and finishing with a tailored Paul Smith suit. Here is one of my favorite shots from today.
Shout out to my fantastic creative team that included:
- Elena Ismail: Grooming and Hair
- Ghazal Elhaeli: Stylist
- Mother Nature: lighting assistant ;)