Photographing Laura was so easy. I only make a point to say this because she's not a professional model and doesn't spend hours posing for pictures. When photographing people who aren't used to being in front of the camera, it can be difficult for the subject to feel comfortable. There can be an awkwardness and a hesitation. It can be a miserable experience for the model.
Laura, fortunately, was a natural. Her personal style was classic and timeless with a flare of the modern (check out her socks--killer, right?). Years of dance training was evident through her movements and awareness of her body's lines. If you look closely at some of the photos, you'll see that I shot a few where the angle is a little askew so that the photo seems off-center. I wanted to contrast her effortless sense of balance with something that didn't feel quite right. It also helped that she kept a great sense of humor about her the entire shoot, despite being directed by both me and Richard for over 2 hours with a loud heater blasting overhead.