When Oli came up with the idea that we spend the day shooting a model or two in Melbourne I was thrilled. It would be my first time in Melbourne - let alone my first time in Australia, and I couldn't think of a better way to spend the day. Soon after the idea developed and eventually Oli and I were hanging out with Daniel and Don as well, both photographers who helped make my Melbourne trip one of the best 3 day adventures I've ever had. Traveling as a photographer really has it's perks sometimes. With how connected our industry is, the world has become so small. Friends are everywhere. This was more than just a great shoot, it was an amazing time getting to know these photographers and friends better.

In all of my career and life with photography, I have never shot a professional model. I've always worked with people who have little to no experience being in front of the camera. Eventually, you get really good at making people feel comfortable in front of the camera and striking poses that will work for the shot. Working with someone who has major experience in front of a camera was mind-blowing. I felt like I had almost no work to do. When I said nothing, she was killing it in front of the camera. When I had an idea, she executed it perfectly. Needless to say, I'm a little hooked on the idea of shooting experienced models. I know I will be shooting many more when I get back to Victoria in a few days do continue exploring the world of photography. I feel it's these kinds of shoots that put me out of my comfort zone and challenge me intensely that keep me sharp and fresh when working my way through the wedding season.

Here are some pictures of Marsha which I took. Some are digital and some are film.

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