I had the pleasure of working with Jeannie McGinnis , a talented , funny and beautiful woman with incredible number of skills – from modelling to voice over to lecturing. Surprisingly, we did not just get on well but we also found something common outside of modelling and photography industry, namely we both have worked with vulnerable women who have suffered greatly from being trafficked, either for sex work or slave labour (e.g working practically unpaid and often abused emotionally and physically).
Our shoot took another turn because on the morning of our shoot day Jeannie’s husband mentioned that it’s the snooker championship that day, and with Sheffield being totally obsessed with snooker our initial location was swarmed with snooker tables, screens to watch the matches and many other things that would not allow us to relax and shoot on the location.
So, what do you do? You improvise, of course! (Which is what you do most of the time as a photographer, to be fair). We decided to meet for a coffee at a nearby food bar / cafe which had some lovely seating area outside for us to use.
We chatted and once ready we began with a few shots inside the cafe, before making the best of the weather on the day, which was sunny, warm and with just the right amount of wind to make Jeannie’s hair flow nicely.
Here’s the first few sets. Hope you like. (I do).