The flash went off with a “pop” and all at once I was nervous and excited. The photographer was doing a few test shots to make sure she got the lighting right. Then came the inventible words ‘whenever you’re ready’.
I clung onto my long black cardigan.
Moments later it dropped from my body and was tossed aside. There I was stark naked.
My hands were sweaty and my heart was beating a mile a minute. Trying my best to concentrate, I twisted into an elegant pose and took a deep breath to soften my expression.
The first few clicks I felt rigid, awkward, I was very conscious of where my hands were and what was on show. I thought to myself just be professional, it’s just like every other modelling job.
And then it was just like every other modelling job. It felt weirdly fine. As soon as I relaxed, I was able to do the job, my body was at the right angles so that I wasn’t exposed, I used my hands, arms and legs to cover everything.
What really helped with this process was the photographer. I had worked with her once before a few weeks ago, at the end of this shoot she asked if I would be interested in working together again and purposed this nude shoot. I agreed to do this because of the concept of the project (which will be revealed soon). This photographer made me feel very comfortable, we get along very well, as we were talking throughout the shoot I forgot that I was standing there in my birthday suit!
I spent all that time stressing over nothing.
If you’re a model and you are thinking of doing a nude shoot, really think about it. I have been asked do this a few times but it never felt right. This time did. And I am feeling more confident about the shoots I have coming up where I might be more exposed or it’s different to what I’ve done before.
I have every faith that the resulting photograph will be beautiful and I can’t wait to see it! xxx