On Sunday evening Heather and I headed out to shoot a young, beautiful, extremely talented, and uncontainable musician named Ivy. It was a longer session that usual, but the goal was a variety of studio based looks and the return of the fireflies. Those little buggers only come out at dark (and it's very difficult to get them all back in the bottle when you're done, they're a bit uncontainable too), so this shoot went well into the evening.Ivy was an absolute natural in front of the camera. When we first got set up, she asked me "what do you want me to do?" Truly a fair question as she stood there surrounded by lighting and rigging with a camera aimed at her while casually holding her French Horn. Before I would get out a full sentence for direction, her huge genuine smile would light up her face... This pretty much went on all evening long. Between talking with Heather, making fun of me, and playing with her French Horn, she just laughed the day away. The hardest part of the day (aside from getting the fireflies back in the jars) was getting a serious expression out of Ivy, but we got those too.
There is something about a musician. They have an tangible and loving relationship with their instrument; a natural familiarity that lets them just hold it... well, naturally. I will definitely post more of Ivy's shoot on another date, but here are her sneak peeks!
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