Permission to Pose…How Young is Too Young?

These days it isn't uncommon to see girls as young as 14,15, and 16 overtly sexualized. Whether it be in movies, tv shows, or advertising, it seems as if young girls are inundated with this idea that they must emanate sex appeal 24/7. With the use of social media and ever evolving technology it seems…

Permission to Pose…A New Venture

I had new experience in the photography world on Friday! I have been so excited to share my venture with all of you, however, I had to learn the value of patience: I got to photograph a photo-shoot which is being used for advertising!!  It started out as an offer by my friend and photographer…

Permission to Pose…When Society Says No!

"You're too short, and you won't make it in this industry", was the very first thing I was told when I walked into my modeling class at age nine. Though, I decided I still wanted to continued with my lessons after that first day. During my time with that agency I tried to book modeling…

Permission to Pose…Making Choices

The past few weeks have been incredibly difficult for me. I haven't been feeling at the top of my game lately. I have been recovering from a neck procedure, and as I was recovering, I had a tooth crack! I turned down modeling opportunity because it didn't align with my beliefs; though I knew it…

Permission To Pose… Five Things A Photographer Wants You To Know About Storyboarding

Gabrielle Larsen is a photographer in the Pacific North West Region. I met her when she was the photographer for one of my close friend's wedding, and I was their event coordinator. We stayed in contact after my friend's wedding, and she has offered me a wide array of advice on various topics in or…

Permission to Pose…Getting Camera Ready

I have seen this scenario on multiple occasions: A woman, who is incredibly self-confident, beautiful, and very expressive decides to have a photo shoot. She comes to the studio has her hair and makeup done, the entire time incredibly chatty, vivacious; it's time to start shoot...and she is freezes...like a deer in headlights!  There are…

Permission to Pose…Getting Started Part 3

Last week I met up with photographer and friend, to discuss a concept shoot that have been in the works for awhile. While talking over coffee one of the topics that came up was creating the story one wishes to portray with their pictures. This will be part three of a three part series that…