So, now we're a "Power Couple!"
Before a shoot I always sit down with our models/clients for some nice, informal, get-to-know-you time. We learn a bit about them and share what we're all about. It's a great technique to help everyone relax and explore details about the project or the wants and needs of the customer.
This weekend we had a lovely young model, Tabitha, in our studio. As Denise and I were sharing our business plans, Tabitha called us a "Power Couple." I'll paraphrase her definition that a power couple supports each other's efforts and enables each other's dreams. I had made almost an identical statement to Denise the week before. I just didn't have the buzz-word to go with it. I like it. So, now we're a "Power Couple!"
Well, this "Power Couple" is still working each day toward our goals. Denise just ran her first half-marathon a week ago and completed it in just 2:18 flat. I'm so proud of her. The course wound through the streets of Norfolk allowing me to take a few photos along the route for her web site and social media posts. With her running milestone safely behind her, Denise had elective foot surgery a few days later. She's currently laid up on crutches, hoping to get cleared to put weight on her heel in a boot later this week to get cleared to start running again in 6 weeks. She's using her "downtime" to work on her feng-shui web site and marketing strategies.
I just submitted a series of photos for consideration (including this film noir styled shot from Tabitha's session) to hopefully be shown at Virginia MOCA this winter. I couldn't have completed this project without Denise as my model, agent, muse, lighting grip and HMUA. We'll know on Dec 23rd if we made the cut. It's very competitive exhibit.