Name: Jessia Spinella
Location: Fullerton, Ca
Website: FLY Photography
Facebook: FLY Photography
Please give details about this session.
Hailey is a vegan cross country runner, and a stunning and legitamately sweet young woman. For her session, we discussed some areas where we have both done some long distance running and one of my favorite places in SOCl came to mind, Crystal Cove State Beach.
What gear did you use?
Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm 1.4, 35mm 1.2
What vendors did you use?
Bree Yi, The grand Salon for hair and makeup styling (she kills it and can do both); WHCC, Millers for her final collection products
Tell us about yourself and your business.
I’ve been shooting for over a decade and started FLY back in 2010. Before then I had been messing around with all sorts of genres of photography, but around that time I became very focused on what I wanted to do with my photography. My goal is to bring out confidence and beauty in my clients; to allow them to be free and comfortable in their own skin. I’m not as interested in super set up shoots or overly styled shoots, I want my clients to feel comfortable and amazing as they are. If they leave a shoot feeling pumped about themselves, I’ve done my job. The photos are just a bonus!
Please share one tip that you found to be successful to share with other photographers.
Encouragement and Direction! ALL of my girls worry before they meet me that they will be asked to model without any direction. Once I explain to them that I am going to show them what to do, they relax and feel so much more comfortable. Then, on the actual shoot, as they do what I want them to do, I am very verbally encouraging. I get excited as I shoot and praise their efforts.. this always sets them at ease and propels my goal of their leaving having had a confidence building photography experience!