When you get the chance to work with an aspiring model – life and all around it falls into place.

Rae, a Legend High School Junior is just that person. She is currently signed with a local modeling agency and spends many weekends learning the skills and knowledge of being a model. When I offered a free photography session to the Legend Titan Band Silent Auction, Rae’s parents quickly out-bid everyone and won the session for Rae.

After school exams and waiting for some nice weather, I worked with Rae and her portfolio session. I love working with teens – and the excitement they are in when it comes to their Senior Session. It’s one of those many little items on their check-list that says “I’m a Senior, almost done!” When working with Seniors or teens, putting them into comfortable poses is part of the job. But when you work with a model, the game changes a little and placing them into poses isn’t required, because they basically know where to stand.

When posing a person, as a photographer, I have taken many workshops, classes, tutorials on how to make the subject look good in their photograph. Showing the curves in a woman, or the masculine parts in a man, there are tricks to achieving these looks and I work on them all the time when photographing any client. But when it came to working with Rae, I would ask her “ever hear of the ‘S’ pose?” and she would go right into it. Something she’s been taught as well as I have on how to make the photograph look amazing.

Rae was an amazing person to work with. She never said no to anything I suggested (sitting on a chair, upside down in a field of weeds) and was up for anything (posing near rock fountains getting soaked) and for that she had an awesome session.

Want to see more? I made a video of her best photos –

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Thank you Rae – I wish you the best in your career and am proud to help be a part of it!

Your Life Photographer
Susan B.