I recently did a shoot with this here gorgeous young woman. Her name is Giana and she is a local hair stylist, and apparently, a part-time model. It was a lot of fun and I am loving the results! These art photography sessions have been really helpful; I am slowly learning how to give directions about body language (especially about what the model to do with their hands), and I am becoming much more confident while working with people - not my strong suit in general, hence why I prefer to write by myself than to pursue some collaborative profession.
At any rate, I start off with casual and candid shots and work my way to breaking things up a little and trying out different motions and poses. I still don't have much to "say" with these photos; I just capture my subject the way I see them and I let their eyes and smiles do the talking. But still, the practice is great for my technical skills, which hopefully are refining.
For my next photoshoot I really want to try something more edgy and extreme, a boudoir session or even nudes. I want to present the female spirit in a beautiful but strong way, to show the versatility of women, their power to be whatever they want without the constrictions of social expectations. I also want to shoot more low-light, indoor images, and black and white.
Giana, for your viewing pleasure: