“I can’t model. I won’t know what to do. I’m awkward in photos. I’m not photogenic. You should ask so-and-so, she knows how to model.”
That was the reply I got when I asked my friend Bev to do a session with me for promo and sample material. I gave her a whole spiel about how I didn’t want a model because 99% of my clients aren’t models, how it’s my job to direct her, how I’d make sure she looked great, yadayadayada. She still didn’t want to do it, but she’s much too nice to say no to her good friend Tessa, so I strong-armed her into it. Normally I’m not a pushy person, but I knew I could get great shots out of her.