You’re going to be seeing a lot more of this girl! Yesterday, I spent a couple hours shooting Natalie’s headshots. Her parents came with her and I could tell immediately that this was going to be a fun day! Usually, when a teen’s parents come to their session, I’m immediately apprehensive that the parent is going to try and run the shoot. That basically never works because the parent isn’t a photographer & unless they’re right behind me, they aren’t seeing what I’m seeing. Natalie’s Mom & Dad could not have been different….they helped when I needed it ((obviously, natalie’s got a LOT of hair to wrangle, so I asked for Mom when it was necessary :)) but, otherwise, they hung out, made a few calls, peeked their head in from time to time & were a total joy to have on the set! Actors headshots are pretty different from shooting Los Angeles Senior Pics – mainly, in that the subject has to be looking into camera the entire time. If you’ve never been a model for 2-3 hours straight, then you really don’t know how hard it is. It’s work! and the person in the photos needs to LOVE what they do. AND they need to be talented at it. Simple as that. Anything less, & you get just “so-so” pics. I don’t care how great the photographer is – the subject needs to have that “it factor” to successfully shoot for several hours. I’ll be posting more pics from Natalie’s session & with all the looks we did, you’ll really get a good idea of how a professional connects with the camera & delivers in shot after shot. …..and let me tell you, adding in super long wavy hair means even more work & patience from our model – – – and it doesn’t hurt to have a pretty great mom helping out with all that hair! Come to think of it, next time I’m shooting Senior Portraits, I may see if the mom can come ready with hairspray & brush in hand!