Rising Models in Asheville and Florida {Sarasota and Asheville Fashion Photography}

When Malana first called on me to shoot for her modeling portfolio, we had discussed what shows she as participated in and which photographers she has shot with here in Asheville. As she has just graduated from high school, she has hit the ground running! The Class of 2013 doesn’t mess around! We have put together her modeling portfolio and enrolled in school in Fort Myers at the Paul Mitchell Academy to earn her esthetician’s license. Why Fort Myers? This location includes classes not only with the hands on training in skin care but also for the business aspects. An entrepreneur after my own heart! Go get em Malana!!!

Xoxo,

Cat

PS – On a side note, when we met to shoot Malana was very quiet and shy. I must admit, I was a little nervous that it would take some coaxing to achieve our goals for her shoot. While it took a few minutes for her to warm up, when she did…Oh my Goodness! This transformation always takes me aback! It reminds me why I shoot for people, women especially. The empowerment a shoot brings for a woman at any age is almost magical. To catch that moment when she goes from shaky hands and blank face, to remembering that she IS beautiful and this time with me is an opportunity to showcase herself, her brand, her BEAUTY…I couldn’t ask for a better job. That moment when she realizes she will now have these images forever…it makes my heart smile.

Each of these images has a bit of advice on why we chose the shot and things to think about when building your modeling portfolio. Are you in Asheville & interested in building or expanding on your work? Email Cat@Studio-828.com. We’ll chat about your vision. Sounds like fun to me!

Think of ways you can bring a little glam to an otherwise boring scene. A construction site and a broken window...make it gorgeous! Think Vogue!!
Think of ways you can bring a little glam to an otherwise boring scene. A construction site and a broken window…make it gorgeous! Think Vogue!!
Fierce!
Fierce!
Your smile not only showcases how you light up when you're happy, but also that your teeth are in good health and can sell that Cover Girl look!
Your smile not only showcases how you light up when you’re happy, but also that your teeth are in good health and can sell that Cover Girl look!
Smiling in a "not so pretty" location brings the focus even moreso to the model. Work that juxtaposition!
Smiling in a “not so pretty” location brings the focus even moreso to the model. Work that juxtaposition!
Interact, even if only with yourself. This pose is timeless.
Interact, even if only with yourself. This pose is timeless.
Fierce, strong poses in a portfolio showcase your versatility and grace and your age range, from teen to  20 something!
Fierce, strong poses in a portfolio showcase your versatility and grace and your age range, from teen to 20 something!
When you bring your A-game with your personality & understanding your angles, you're on the right track. Practice in the mirror!
When you bring your A-game with your personality & understanding your angles, you’re on the right track. Practice in the mirror!
smiling model in asheville
Bringing personality on set is paramount to a successful photo shoot!
casual full body portrait for modeling portfolio
Modeling agencies want to see the following with your portfolio: closeups, full & 3/4 shots as well as variety in your outfits…What can YOU sell?
professional modeling headshot
A modeling portfolio should always include at least TWO headshots. One smiling & one not and BOTH images should have connection with the camera
beofre and after of a young model in asheville
Always ask for a Before & After transformation

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