Back in late October, Steve from Move Media offered his space to me to do a series of shoots a couple weeks in a row. Move Media is housed in a 110 year old former fire station near downtown Pensacola and has some very cool architectural features. The ideas were flowing long before I started shooting there, with exposed brick all around, barn doors at both ends of the building and on each floor, exposed beams upstairs, lots of natural light, and my favorite: a cobblestone floor on the ground level.
The second weekend of shooting there, Kenna came by for a couple hours after a last-minute invitation the night before. She and I had shot together before, but this was her first nude shoot, and I wasn’t sure how nervous she was going to be. To add to the possible nervousness, Ayeonna, a seasoned pro, was already going to be there with me.
As it turned out, I had nothing to worry about.
Kenna came in and didn’t bat an eye at the ideas I threw at her, she just rolled with each one. She and Ayeonna clicked quickly, and worked together on a series of shots, then took short breaks filled with stories and laughter (and I should note: watching two people connect like that during a shoot is always a dream for me). By the end of the session, she’d worn me out with her confident versatility.
Kenna and I have collaborated since then, and we’ve got plans for future shoots as well, but there was something about that first shoot and watching her kick butt with confidence and grace – it’s hard to explain. 🙂