As a vertically challenged female, I knew I wouldn’t make it very far as a model and there was nothing I could do about it. I mean, the minimum height requirement for most agencies is at least 5’8″, and I’m a lousy 5’2″. So needless to say, I was in it for the fun and the photos.
I did however have a year long modeling contract with Westhaven Management Group, but it expired back in November 2016 and I wasn’t that interested in signing again. At least I was able to make a few good friends out of the whole experience though, and it’s nice to have friends who are actually fashion photographers that I can go shoot with from time to time. But today I’m just gonna share a ton of photos and few fond memories I made during my attempt at becoming a model, lol.
NICK JORDAN & NICOVISION
My very first photoshoot was with Nick Jordan at Nicovision Studios in Roswell, Georgia. It was actually the day before my high school graduation, and I had an absolute blast.
I was actually wearing the same outfit that I wore to my graduation in the last two photos from above.
But I enjoyed shooting with Nick so much that I decided to shoot with him again later on down the road, this time for a lingerie shoot that I’d been dying to do.
You can see some of his work and even more pictures he took of me on his Instagram page.
Most of the photoshoots I did were with Steven Wallace, who actually makes a living as a wedding photographer, but occasionally likes to shoot fashion. We became really good friends, got to shoot in some amazing locations, and took hundreds of pictures together.
We had our first photoshoot at a little hidden park in Atlanta, called Tanyard Creek. It was such a beautiful location, and it had a really old railroad track bridge and a gorgeous creek that we were able to shoot in.
We had our second shoot at the abandoned Pullman Train Yard in Atlanta, and it had to be the most incredible place I’d ever seen. It had multiple buildings with multiple rooms, all of which were humongous and empty, except for the largest room which contained an old train car.
Steven and I even had that last photo published in Popular Photography Magazine, as you can see above.
Our next photoshoot took place in an empty building in Atlanta, and we also took photos while walking around the city. At one point or another, there had been a random girl walking by, and we had to pause for her to pass. At first it seemed as though she was just going to continue on passed us, but when she was crossing she suddenly stopped and struck a pose right beside me! It was so unexpected, and it turned out to be a hilarious and very memorable moment.
Oops! And I almost forgot to mention, if you head down to the Shop Page on my blog, you’ll be able to find both dresses from this photoshoot for sale!
Anyway, another photoshoot we had was at Freemans Mill Park in Lawrenceville, Georgia. It was yet another beautiful shooting location, and this one had a waterfall that made for some great photos.
I had actually stolen the black skirt I wore in this photoshoot from my mom’s closet, and I never even returned it lol. And I can’t really remember what happened to the bikini I wore, but it had been my favorite bikini (not to mention the most expensive) from Victoria’s Secret. Soon after this photoshoot, it just disappeared!
Now my last photoshoot with Steven was at McDaniel Farm Park near Atlanta. It was a pretty cool place to walk around, and it had an amazingly long bridge that I was excited to take pictures on.
I still love to wear the leather jacket from this shoot all the time in the fall and winter. And you also may or may not have noticed another appearance of the black skirt I stole from my mom that I wore in the last shoot lol!
If you’re interested in seeing more of Steven’s work, you can visit his Instagram and check it out!
I only had one photoshoot with Atin, even though there was some talk about planning another one. I guess that’s mostly due to the fact that I wasn’t all that happy with the photo turnout from our shoot. To be fair, some of my unhappiness can be blamed on the wardrobe that was used and the unpleasantly hot weather we had that day making my makeup run. But I honestly had to change outfits way too many times, and I’m just not that fond of the way he edits his photos either.
We did manage to capture a few photos I kind of like though, and who knows? I’m sure there are plenty of people who like his editing style, I just have different taste I guess.
You can find the little pink crop top I wore during this shoot for sale on my blog’s Shop Page, go check it out!
And if you want to see more of Atin’s photos, just head over to his Facebook page or his Instagram.
J SCOTT NIMTZ
I first became acquainted with J.S. through Instagram, and we had talked of shooting together for a while but never had the chance. Luckily, he messaged me one afternoon that he was going to be in my area and we were able to put together a short impromptu photoshoot at an abandoned campground nearby.
You can also find the hat that I’m wearing in the second photo for sale on my Shop Page.
And if you’d like to check out more photos taken by J.S., just go to his Instagram page, or you can visit his website.
Overall, I’ve had a lot of fun working with different photographers and discovering new locations. And in the end, being short may keep me from being a real supermodel, but it isn’t going to keep me from modeling.
I hope you guys enjoyed today’s post and all of my pictures. I’d love to hear your thoughts or any stories you may have, so feel free to leave a comment!
In the meantime, Keep an eye out for more posts coming up within the next week and I hope you all enjoy your Friday! Love you guys, xoxo!