I finally arranged a photoshoot with a lovely new model who has moved to my area, Amanda.

She and her son moved here from New York City, where she was an artist and fine-art model. Before I had taken a single frame, I knew I’d want to get her in front of my camera as often as possible.

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She’s a very lovely woman, but also has a large range of expressiveness. I hope that if I get to shoot with her again, we can do some fashion looks.

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I had mostly seen mostly serious expressions in her other photography, but I think I got some pretty good looks where she shows joy.

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She recently had a housewarming party. I brought her one of my metallic wall prints showing off DeSoto Falls.

I don’t know whether she’ll remain in this area, but I hope to shoot with her as often as she wants. I’ve really craved a muse-type to shoot with regularly, seeing how much range we can achieve in looks and styles.

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She’s a very talented artist. I recommend her to anyone wanting a drawing of a loved one.

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Like myself, she’s not a huge fan of winter. She’s not experienced an Alabama summer yet, so we’ll see how that goes.

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I’ve not done many photo shoots, both because of the cold and wet weather and starting this job at the newspaper. We connected and shot at her new home.

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Being back in a small town, I am hopeful that I can set up some spring shoots. At this point, I’m doing photography mostly for fun. I don’t want to sit around being unproductive and bored.

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I hope to be sharing more of her very soon!

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