An Unexpected Model

posted on 14th of january, 2009

Very unique photo opportunities can present themselves at some of the most unexpected times. I was at the CAP 089th Squadron (Civil Air Patrol) to photograph their move into a new facility at MacDill AFB in Tampa, FL. They were moving into a place that had a lot of stored equipment, desks, filing cabinets, and furniture all over that they would be moving.

One of the Senior Members had her very young daughter with her that night visiting. She was a bundle of ENERGY! She saw me photographing the cadets, and then it started ... "I want to be a model! Shoot me! Shoot me! Shoot me!" She would get on a table, in front of a room divider or anywhere she could find. This was one model you would not have to give a lot of instructions on how to pose. She had her own ideas! And, boy, the expressions she would come up with. Unfortunately, I didn't have my complete lighting system with me that night, so I shot with what we had available. Actually, with her, it probably would not have worked with a proper setup. She was all over the place! She'd say "This is my sad face." "This is my big smile." "I'm going to school now." "I'm scared now."

These are a few of the first ones approved, and I have eight more of her waiting approval. I had an absolute BLAST photographing her. She is only six years old, and I plan to stay in touch with her for more “playing model” sessions as she grows up. Hope you enjoy these really cute images of a little girl full of life! Working on my 2009 New Year's resolution!

Comments (15)

Posted by Cmarshall717 on June 02, 2010
To all of you who have commented, thanks so much for your kind words. Just saw this little girl not too long ago, and she is still full of that wonderful energy and zest for life. Wasn't able to get any pics this time, but enjoyed being around her.
Posted by Joezachs on June 02, 2010
Agree with you. Her expressions are really great and spontaneous.
Posted by Mossel on August 25, 2009
Thanks Carolyne! Appreciate. Best of luck.

Posted by Maigi on April 02, 2009
Wow... you must be very happy to work with such a great model! She is a great actress indeed! :)
Posted by Pyfriend on April 01, 2009
So nice work! I like them very much.
This lovely girl, with her brilliant smiles, cute expressions, shows us a optimistic life.
We everyone should simle frequently just as this girl.
Posted by Jmphoto on March 30, 2009
Oh these are just fabulous...she makes me smile! Wonderful job capturing her personality.
Posted by Linqong on March 30, 2009
Very cute model!she is a very expressive!
This should be the best model!
Posted by Jiajianzheng on January 16, 2009
very nice!
Posted by Noonie on January 15, 2009
Love it when they get so excited. Makes me so excited that sometimes I mess up the shots! lol Great model!
Posted by Littledesire on January 14, 2009
Very cute and cheerful model!
Posted by Cmarshall717 on January 14, 2009
The hard part was keeping up with her. She was like the "ever-ready rabbit". LOL! But so much fun.
Posted by Creativei on January 14, 2009
Hey really she is cute and very talented, might up end being a super model. you never know.
Posted by Cmarshall717 on January 14, 2009
Thank you. She was one HAPPY child! I did a slideshow of all of the shots I took (with music) and gave it to her mother to thank her. I got an email from her in the wee-hours of the morning saying "You made me cry!" That is what photography is all about to me.
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on January 14, 2009
Beautiful and very expressionate model! Nice work!
Posted by Eclecticelegance on January 14, 2009
WOW! I can tell from the photos that she is very expressive! I love kids like that (I think I was one). :) I loved the story! Thank you!

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