Yesterday we worked with a model from Edinburg, TX., named Desiree Ashley. We spoke with Desiree earlier in the week and decided that we were going to do a tropical themed shoot. We scouted and scouted locations around town and finally decided on one. Of course the shoot was going to be outdoors as we generally like to shoot. On the day of the shoot we had all gear cleaned, batteries were fully charged and media cards were empty and ready to go. We set out for our destination and decided to leave early to find a second shooting location in the downtown area. That is when we came across The House of Rock in downtown Corpus Christi. I walked in to ask the owner if we could use one of his outside walls as a backdrop for our shoot. He said "Sure, and if you'd like you can use the inside as well, you are more than welcome." I walked around inside and saw the nice bright red floor and immediately knew this was the location. We canceled our original location and decided to shoot at The House of Rock. One problem, I left all my lighting equipment at home, clear across town. I generally don't take my lights when we are shooting outdoors. The shoot was scheduled for 4pm and it was already 3:45. So what do I do? Yes, I jumped in the car and made a quick run home. I called Desiree and luckily they were lost in town and still needed to book a hotel room. This gave me the extra time that I needed to get my gear. I made it back with enough time to set everything up before Desiree got to the location. The shoot went great inside The House of Rock and then we moved outside and down the street for the second half of our shoot. So needless to say I will always carry my equipment even if I think I may not need it because you never know. Desiree was great to work with and took direction very well.
Desiree, thank you for your time and driving up to Corpus Christi for our shoot. It was a pleasure working with you. We wish you all the best of luck in your future ventures with your modeling career. We hope that our shoot will help you in some way.
You can find Desiree's album on our MySpace page next week and of course her behind-the-scenes video on YouTube and Vimeo soon.
We would especially like to thank The House of Rock for allowing us to use their venue for our photo session.
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