I grew up in the Western part of New Jersey after being born in NYC. We left when i was 2.5. The high school I ended up attending had about 300 people in my senior class. Of those there was one African American and two or three Asians. It wasn't exactly a multi-cultural mixing pot. As I grew into my life and moved back into New York City I would always find myself drawn to people (ok...women) that were the opposite of both myself and what I grew up with as far as looks (meaning not pasty white like myself). I wouldn't say it's 100% the case but the models i have most connected with have followed this pattern.
Enter Beauty Foster who would be a pleasure to shoot on looks alone and yet happens to be the jackpot of gorgeous and easy to work with.
Stunning face, beautiful body, and did i mention a head of hair that looks good in every damned photo you take of her....and she has the poise and body control of a dancer.
All Images were taken with one speedlight to fill the image while most have sunlight placed directly behind Ms. Foster in order to create depth and separation for the aforementioned hair. The placement of the sun really makes many of these shots as the sun combined with the Auto FP (high speed sync/HSS) functionality of speedlights allows for beautiful shallow depth of field shots with more texture than the sun alone. The other big advantage to using the sun behind as your hair light is that without the sun in the models face they are free to express with their eyes without squinting...