I have always wanted to expand my portfolio and Jessica has always been there for me.
We did a bikini photo shoot at the beach in Barnet Marine Park. I liked it because I knew that there would be water, a sandy beach and mountains in the distance.
It was the first time Jessica did this. I felt a sense of nervousness that the pictures might be misused. She also expressed to me that her peers might judge her as "trying too hard".
In order to assuage her concerns, I told her that we would discuss which pictures get posted, and that I would only post whichever photos she requested high-res.
I am glad she trusted me. She mentioned to me that the photo of her wearing sunglasses got the most attention among all her photos and it was no surprise.
I guess it helps that the bikini photo shoot came after the first photo shoot I did for her in 2017.
Back then, I was just starting out as a photographer in Vancouver. Wherever the models were, I'd go there just for the opportunity.
It was a fall-themed photo shoot and we tried various places in Hope. We had a great time and I learned how to interact with new models.