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New face. Tori

Tori Smith

It's always interesting photographing new faces. I love meeting people and hearing their stories and aspirations in life. It both humbles me and reminds me I'm doing well in life. I get to do what I love and sharing that with people is amazing to me. 

This shoot unapologetically boosted my confidence in myself and abilities simply because this was her first shoot ever and I was able to couch her into these looks and poses. It felt fulfilling and exciting to see that my 7 years of both experience and investment is paying off. Not trying to brag or anything but I sometimes have to remind myself, "I'm not the best nor the worst." Only thing I can do is advance from here and its nice to see it. I've invested 7 years and about 50 grand in my photography journey, I'm ball parking going to college, equipment and studio rentals. 

Tori has her hopes and dreams of becoming a fashion model and I see so much potential in her, as long as she keeps practicing and doesn't give up, I know she'll make it. That being said if you'd like to book her for a shoot let me know and I'll link you guys up! Hope you enjoy the photos we created we were going for naturally sexy and beautiful.

Gear: Sony A7II with a 28-70mm lens. 2 Profoto D1's, one with a 4 foot softbox and the other overhead with an umbrella for fill and a Alienbee as the hair light with a westcott 1 foot softbox with a grid.

 Sony A7II 1/125 f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm

Sony A7II 1/125 f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm

 Sony A7II 1/125 f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm

Sony A7II 1/125 f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm

 Sony A7II 1/125 f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm

Sony A7II 1/125 f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm

 Sony A7II 1/125 f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm

Sony A7II 1/125 f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm

 Sony A7II 1/125 f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm

Sony A7II 1/125 f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm