What I tried to convey through these photos was strength but with a soft and kind heart. The mixture of resolute power in her confident stare at the viewer but also with soft feminine elements to show how harmoniously the two can mix.
Working with Ajiana was an absolute dream. Not only is she exceptionally beautiful but also confident, strong, intelligent and so bright and happy. Working with models like Ajiana really makes me job an easy one. As it turns out, Ajiana and I live pretty close to each other – after finding her profile on social media I invited her for a local photoshoot and we spent an hour or so shooting together and getting to know each other too.
We found this amazing orange textured wall, which I think looks so beautiful in both black and white and colour – it’s definitely going to be a favourite for shoots in the future. There were loads of images that we took away from this photo session, but the three above where my strong favourites.
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Last summer (remember summer? 😭) there was a really odd day. Now excuse me for being all British and talking about the weather, but to be honest that is the main thing I remember about that day. It was a storm like I havn’t seen in a few years – torrential rain lashing against the windows and strong winds bending over the trees and rattling the window frames. I looked at my fiance, Jack, and said ‘I’m going to have to cancel this shoot, I cannot make people go out in that’. I sent an email around to the model, Melissa and MUA Declan Scammel, that said something along the lines of ‘I’m really sorry, but the weather is TERRIBLE can we re-arrange?’. After having a talk, we discovered that it was supposed to clear up a bit later so crossed out fingers and hoped for the best.
What happened was possibly the best natural light I have ever shot in. It was well into the evening so the high summer sun was in the perfect golden hour. Pair that with a kick ass model and a wonderful MUA (who happens to be one of my dearest friends) and a little bit of magic happened that day.
Model: Missy from Forte Model Management
MUA: Declan Scammell
Camera: Canon 6D
Lens: Sigma ART 35mm f1.4
Next week I am meeting up with some more models from this agency and looking forward to creating some more great images.
Jasmine Aurora x