Loren Hawk defies the snow
Weather or not
The weather seems to be working against us. Each time we’ve planned on shooting outdoors, it has thrown some manner of difficulty at us, challenging and changing our plans at the very last minute. This shoot was no different.
There wasn’t snow in the forecast when we scheduled Loren Hawk’s return in front of the camera. Cold, yes, but no snow. Yet, we woke up not only to a lawn covered in white, but occasional squalls that momentarily sparked fear for what might happen next. Fortunately, the squalls were short, accumulation was small, and we were able to continue with only minor changes.
You’ve likely already seen part of this shoot. Loren brought along a friend, Melinda, and Melinda brought along her friend, Bella. We convinced both of them to participate and published those pictures on Tuesday. You can see the gallery here.
Our primary attention, however, was on Loren. It’s been a year and a half since we covered her in paint. This time, we decided it might be more fun to capture her softer, more thoughtful side. After all, Loren is a wonderfully intelligent young woman, something that too many people miss when looking at her pictures. We wanted to catch images that are closer to the every-day person, not just the model.
But then, it snowed.
If Loren was terribly concerned about the weather, it didn’t show. Well, not much. She didn’t really enjoy giving up her warm coat to stand in the middle of the sidewalk on Mass. Ave. She didn’t shy away from it, either, though. She handed her coat to Melinda and off we went.
The snow provided just enough context for the season. The squalls hit while we were driving downtown but managed to stop by the time we were ready to shoot. You’ll see the white blur of a few snowflakes in some of the shots, but for the most part we had little interference.
Kat had fun playing with Loren’s hair and used a very careful approach with her makeup so as to keep it lighter and more natural. We’ve gone darker on other shoots and wanted to stay away from anything that might appear too moody.
Having Loren here was fun. We certainly don’t want to wait another year and a half before she returns. Enjoy the pictures.