For the longest time, I have never attempted modeling or fashion photography. When I look at my brides, I like them to be themselves. As guided as the wedding portrait sometime needs to be, I always make sure all my clients feel natural and comfortable being themselves, not overly posed and when they look at the end results, they don’t get too weird out seeing themselves.

Until one day, Leo, a photographer friend of mine asked me if I would like to join him for a fun shoot out of the city. With the intention to catch up with my friend and see how he works, as well as doing some sight seeing to scout for some nice photo location, relax and enjoy the sun, I have to be honest, I was thinking I probably won’t be photographing a lot.

And I’m glad that I went. I met Kat, the pin-up model for the day, and I photographed, a lot!

In this new era, pin-up is more of a style, a fashion statement, a culture. I even Wikipedia what pin-up really is and I’m just fascinated with what I read, as well as seeing a lot of photos out there.

At the end of the day, one of the wise words from Kat: Boon, it doesn’t matter if you have done any modeling or fashion photography. With your wedding or portrait photography experiences, being an artist, you have your own interpretation and style. Sometimes you will be amazed when you apply your style and skills on a different genre, it can be unique and beautiful in its own way.

It was a beautiful day and I’ve learned so much.

Katie Herzig – Sumatra Click to play





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