It was a cold day of January when decision was taken to contact Julie, a young lady met during a New-Year 2Lights.net was covering in switzerland. Julie is a modern, 18 years old reasonably sophisticated woman from the Neuchâtel area with absolutely no modeling experience whatsoever.
After a couple of discussions over the phone, we realized that Julie was highly motivated by the idea of taking part in a photo shoot. We organized ourselves to work together in an appartment in La Chaux-de-fonds in view of producing a set of basic images for her.
Considering her lack of experience, and her age, we aimed for a very soft look, working on soft and ambiant light to compose the scenes. During the shot Julie told us that she didn't like the look of her shoulders. She was under the impression that her shoulders were absolutely square and large due to the tennis she played. We took this opportunity to ask her if she would agree on shooting a series of shots in which she would show her bare shoulders and neck;Her motivation for the photo shoot took the best of her and the trust we had built from the beginning of the session payed off for the rest of the serie.
We worked inside until sunset, at which point we changed location to approach the old train station for a short series of images. Temperature was approaching -4°C, and both model and assistant were feeling the cold. Short shooting periods, warm-up and laughs made the end of this session possible.