My photo shoot with Büddy Starr is by far one of my favorites I’ve done so far. His style of photography and thy way he directed the shoot really brought the energy level up to create a variety of  poses and expressions. One minute I was doing the sultry look, the next I was jumping up and down with the silliest smile on my face.

カメラマンのバディー・スターとやった撮影は多分、今までの撮影の中で結構気に入っているものです。彼の撮影スタイルとディレクションのお陰で、エネルギー溢れる撮影タイムになり、色んなポーズや表情を演出することができました。ちょっとセクシーな表情をお願いされたと思ったら、次は笑顔満点のジャンプを指示されたり、なにが起こってもおかしくないような、楽しい撮影でした。

 

Sometimes I’ll look back through old photos from when I first started modeling about 6 years ago, and I’m amazed at how far I’ve come. Back then, I was still shy, very self-conscious, and was embarrassed to try bolder poses during photo shoots. At the time, I’d think, “Do I look weird? Am I doing this right?” I wasn’t ready to step out of the box, to embrace myself and my uniqueness. Fast forward 6 years later, I feel so much more confident no matter what kind of genre of shooting I do, and I will do everything I can in my power to get that perfect shot for myself and for the photographer. I love suggesting ideas, directing shoots, or just leaving it up to the photographer and try new things in front of the camera.

ふとした時に、モデルをやり始めた頃の画像を見返すことがあります。もうかれこれ6年ぐらい。当時はまだ全然シャイだったし、周りの目をを気にしていて、ダイナミックなポージングなどをするのに抵抗がありました。「変じゃないかな?これで合ってるのかな?」そういう不安がいつも頭の中を横切りました。本当の意味で自信を持って、自分の個性を生かすことができていなかったのです。あれから6年。今の私は、昔の自分より何倍もの自信で溢れているのが自分でも分かります。どんなジャンルの撮影をしても、私のできる限りのことはしようといつも心がけています。アイディアを提案したり、ディレクションしたり、もしくはカメラマンに任せてやったことのないことにチャレンジするのも好きになりました。

As a model, I am vain – I’m not going to lie about it. I’ve become confident about my appearance over the years, and I’ve learned to love myself so much more than I did before. But I also don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing. For one thing, it comes with my job; for another, I also think it’s important to embrace your own beauty. I am most definitely not perfect, but through my modeling and other work, I continue to love and embrace myself, flaws and all. And I hope whoever is reading this does too. Because you are beautiful <3

モデルの私は、どうしても自惚れています。ここ数年で個性的なルックスに自信を持て始め、自分のことを前よりもっと好きになることができています。ですが、それが悪いことだとは思っていません。職業という理由もありますが、自分にしかない美しさを受け入れることはすごく大事だと思います。私は自分のことを完璧だとは全く思っていません。でも、モデルやその他のお仕事のお陰で、自分の長所も短所も全て受け入れながら、自分のことをもっと好きになることができています。これを読んでいるあなたも、そうであって欲しいです。Because you are beautiful ♥︎

 

All photos by Büddy Starr

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These are such cool photos too! I love these studio like shoots you do! So confident and stunning. I agree on embracing flaws and all.
xx Jenelle
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You need to teach me your posing skills because you have these amazing shots that look like they came from a magazine! I always admire your style and photography.

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Love the edgy style!
The choker adds a nice touch to the whole outfit. 🙂
Amazing post as always!

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You totally nailed this shoot!!! This should be in several magazines. Love your style by the way!

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You look Amazing girl! Loving your style and that choker!

Xo,
Gabriela Vera
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Babe, you look so fabulous. love this outfit.
xoxo, Rachel

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Love these shots! I think you have to love yourself and be vain to be successful as a model. If only everyone embraced their beauty!

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As long as the beauty you think you have is created from the innerself, to be confident (even vain) is no doubt great, I bet.

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I’m glad you could fast forward to your present state as you seriously are so versatile as a model and truly unique. This photo shoot with Büddy really shows all that and all that confidence you’ve gained truly shows! I really love the energy of these pictures and your poses are so vibrant! 🙂
xoxo
Thomas

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I love this photo shoot from Büddy Starr with you. Your such a pro when it comes to posing skills. Don’t think your vain at all, your just love what your doing. Keep doing it girl, cause I’m loving it too. XO Charissa, http://www.ladygoldapple.com

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First of all you look incredible. Definitely a natural. This shoot has like a retro, high-fashion feel to it. Definitely loving it.

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Your sunglasses are cool. And I love the choker. Your photographer is so talented.

Xxgracie

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I am totally loving the vibe of this photoshoot! You are killing it in each and every shot and you look totally in your element right now. Get it, girl! 🙂

xo, Jo
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You sound like me looking back at my photos when I first started blogging…tragic…haha! I can definitely say I’ve come a long way as well. It certainly looks like you had a lot of fun with this shoot, how blessed you are to get the opportunity to work with different styles of photographers!

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The photographer has an awesome perspective and did a great job. I always love the artistic touch of all your posts. They are so artsy!!! you look so stunning here, and the first picture is my favorite!

happy weekend! xx.

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your photos are always sooo unique! i love them! you’re always killing it girl xo, sharon

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You are so gorgeous and I think having confidence in your beauty is a good thing. Those photos look amazing, it could easily be an editorial for Nylon magazine or the likes!!

~ xo Sheree
Posh Classy Mom
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love love this shoot! your style is unique and i love that about you. i think the photographer captured the essence of you!

Bisous, Josie
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I love Buddy Star’s funky pop of colors and fun shots! It’s such a nice breathe of fresh air. It’s so cool that you’ve been modeling for so long!! I’m sure you’ve come such a long way. You’re always amazing 🙂

With love, Jenn
https://www.jubilantdose.com

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really cool photos!
xx

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This is such an extraordinary photo shoot with Buddy. You are such an amazing model and this look is superb ! I love the edgy yet still so glamorous vibes here!

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Not only are these photos incredible (alluring and fun and I love that) but it was so neat to read more about your experience with modeling. I think it would be so cool to hear about your journey in full. I know you’ve shared about it in a few posts, but it would be so neat to hear the whole story from start to finish!

Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

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Aw, thanks always for your input Steph! I will definitely keep that in mind for a future post <3

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Hahaha I love how you outright just admitted you were vain. That’s hilarious and actually more respectable to be honest. It comes with the job and you need self confidence. I don’t think it’s vanity, I think you’re very comfortable with yourself and you don’t mind showing it!

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Love this pictures. and I believe the good photograher can make miracle and able to bring out the best of yourself. Congrats to your pictures.
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EVA
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LOVE LOVE LOVE this editorial photos babe!!! I think I may have said this before but you have such a great and unique style that is reflected in all your pictures. LOVE your work so much and you look stunning in all of them.

xoxo
Marcy

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What a fun shoot. I love the vintage and urban vibe in these photos. You look great! Cute choker. 🙂

Xo,
Miki
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Working with a photographer sounds like such a confidence boost! I take all my photos myself. So it’s just me and sometimes I can be a bit self-critical. It can take some time to come out of your shell, but it seems like it’s paid off for you. You look so natural in all your shoots. Keep up the great work!

xx Yasmin
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Hope you had fun love, these images are amazing and you look beautiful.

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