We had the clothes, shoes and jewelry, location, and a wonderful model. Everything went as planned. Racheal arrived on time, and we met up with Dee as scheduled. Then the fog cleared, giving us some sun highlight in all the right places. We decided to go with two looks, complete with dress, lipstick, and hair changes. I even needed to let go of the updo concept I had prepared, because what was happening with the hair in the moment was lovely. Shooting with Dee Conway was the most pleasurable experience I've had doing hair and make up on location. She has an amazing eye, she is flexible, she goes for what she wants with a light hand. She is creative with her direction, spontaneous, and unafraid to say what she is loving. She could have walked off into the sunset with Racheal, clicking away. I should have let her go down into the meadow. Buy by then, Racheal was getting cold, we had shot for three hours, and I knew we had captured some beautiful images.
Some things are worth doing, just to do it. This shoot brought me so much pleasure, it was truly satisfying. The vision of Racheal, in the woods, looking exquisitly beautiful made me teary eyed, and grateful for the opportunity to create beauty.
For more about Dee, photographer extraordinaire. www.deeconway.com
Thank you Dee, Racheal, and Cari!