“What’s your favorite thing about your body?” I asked.
She responded shyly, “Probably my legs.”
“Then that’s what we’re going to make sure to capture during this session,” I said.
Truth be told, I really struggle with overhead shots like these. I sometimes fantasize about having a scaffold setup where I can hover over a subject without getting my foot in the shot. Nothing’s worse than feeling like you have the most amazing shot and then finding your foot in the bottom corner. Sure I could spend a lot of time editing my foot out, but I like to try to get it right in camera first.
So there I was, hovering over her as much as I could without falling forward and we took a series of overhead shots.
“Do me a favor, tuck that sheet over there. Okay, now put your foot here. Slide it this way….higher….higher….no wait, lower. There. Wait, can you turn your hip a little more this way?”
That’s what you go through with me in a session, but you know what? When we get the shot, we get the shot, and you’re going to look pretty amazing.
I don’t care if you’re shy. I don’t care if you don’t think you’re sexy. You’ve definitely got it, but sometimes you just don’t know it until someone shows it to you.