Charlotte-II: A Good Morning Run
I have a tremendous amount of love for sports! I danced for 10 years, I played volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, and obviously I had run track and field for quite some time. After my injury I stayed posted at my house for a while and I remember becoming so frustrated not being able to go out and participate in the last bit of high school sports that I had left of the year. I decided that instead of putting sports over photography like I usually would have done, I decided to put more work in behind the camera and buisness. I started advertising, and promoting my business and website. I even started selling t-shirts for my photography buisness at track meets and other school events that I had once participated in. I had many people speak so highly of my work that advertising and promoting wasn’t even needed once I got to a certain point. I quit my part-time job at this sub shop I was the manager for at seventeen and went all out with photography. There were some days that were harder than others. One night I would be taking all my friends out to dinner and paying the complete tab, and the next week I was budgeting and eating off the dollar menu. Some weeks were faster than others but the slower one’s was what did it for me. I grew tired of the off and on pay periods that I decided to go back to a part time job as a barista! For a while there, I was so wrapped up in college and work that there wasn’t much time to even take a breath let alone even attempt to pick up a camera unless I was getting paid. It was sad because I loved to make art the most but I was stuck living the “American Dream” that my highest passion was put on the back burner which led to frustrations and other complications. One day, my friend Lexi asked me to shoot her nude test pics for sending to FTV, I had done nude shoots for girls and their boyfriends before so this wasn’t an unusual question. I agreed and shot some pics for her. She then asked me why I didn’t try for FTV. I guess I had never thought about that. Who ever knew after all these years I would end up becoming more comfortable being infront of the camera rather than behind!! Modeling for this website has made me test my comofort zones, no doubt, but It is super fun and I love meeting people who have the same interests as me! I’m very outgoing therefore, I love new adventures and experiences! I believe that modeling is so beautiful and I could meet plenty of people who share the same love for photography and art by putting myself out there! I loved shooting for FTV because it is really ballsy and it was definetly a new expirence to say the least! At first, it is super scary being infront of people naked but after a couple hours of shooting you become use to it and it actually does turn into a more comforting and fun shoot! Rob is super respectful and takes GREAT care of his models, he’s a great lover too, I would be more than happy to come back and shoot for FTV again, maybe with Lexi? We’ve never fooled around before though but I’d be willing to try.