Rob isn't new to my studio. I've photographed him and his partner a few times. This is his first solo session, though. What I love is watching, via my lens, how people evolve through the years. People tend to become more comfortable with me, my camera, their bodies. It's quite the beautiful thing. The first time I photographed Rob was in a shoot that produced anonymous images. Being in a shoot with another human is more comfortable than going solo. Watching him take the step (with his amazing partner present and cheering him on) was pretty spectacular.
What were you most nervous about heading into your session?
Just generally not knowing how to "be sexy" and being afraid to let myself try.
How did your session compare to how you thought it would be?
Knowing Erica I knew she was going to make it feel very comfortable and not too serious, so it was exactly what I hoped.
What was your favorite part of your experience?
I've always been very introverted and self conscious so my favorite part was being able to let that go and see myself from the outside.
How do you feel now that you've experienced the session?
My first thought seeing the result was, "that's not me, is it?" So to say that I enjoyed both the experience and the result is an understatement. I've already suggested to some friends that they have Erica photograph them too!
What was your absolute most favorite photo from your session and how does it make you feel?
It was hard picking a favorite but there is one taken from behind me where I'm looking over my shoulder that is probably my favorite.
Rob's Playlist included:
Yeah... that's literally all that we played.
And Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard.