I returned to my new favourite shoot location, Parc des Buttes Chaumont, with young, African-American model from Las Vegas called Danica. Danica was visiting Paris with her boyfriend and we connected through Model Mayhem to arrange a collaboration shoot.
It was a crisp and sunny December afternoon and the light was perfect for shooting. I like winter days as you don't need to worry so much about the time of day. The sunlight is never too harsh at this time of year and images were easier to capture than on my previous visit to Buttes Chaumont.
Aside from the weather, the location is so good for a couple of hours of shooting. The Park offers such a huge variety of locations and settings in such a compact area that you are spoilt for choice on where to shoot next.
Danica was a great model. Every time she heard the shutter click she would strike another pose. She had brought a wide selection of outfits and, despite the cold, was more than happy to change into items that were not exactly warm for the time of year. Typical of most models, Danica, liked to put on a serious expression but, I must confess, all my favourite shots were those where she let rip with her beaming smile which makes her face shine.
I shot around 400 images and it was incredibly difficult to cut down on the numbers as I was delighted with virtually all of them.