I love teaching photographers how to take pretty pictures. Have always felt that part of my business and mission was to help photographers to become the best that they could be. I have never felt “threatened” by teaching photographers what I do. I have never thought “what if they steal my clients? I honestly think there’s enough people to photograph for everyone, so why not help each other out?
This session was part of a mentoring session I taught. The photographer I was teaching really wanted to get into photographing High School Seniors, but she had very little resources to style them and she didn’t have ‘fantastic’ locations in her area. I try to mimic the situation of those I mentor and create sessions and situations that will benefit them. It’s always awesome to shoot something over the top, but if that doesn’t work in someones market it won’t do them any good.
I found Kayleigh who was a perfect model for this mentoring session. I always look for models that can ‘hang’ while I take moments to teach. Kayleigh was fantastic and so patient. The location we chose was a farm area located on the west side of Salt Lake City. It was very understated and worked perfectly.