Model: Tsuji Yumiko (つじゆみこ), Bellona Model Agency
I love how cheerful and happy Yumiko san looked in these photos! Some people are great at looking cool or serious in their photoshoots, but she is wonderful at expressing a bright and positive personality. I admit I'm usually more comfortable with the "cool" look when it comes to shooting with models, so this was a good challenge for me! No matter what kind of personality or style of expression the subject has, I want to be able to capture them as they are. It's not always easy, but it's definitely a lot of fun meeting different kinds of people and hearing about their lives.
Even though it's been scorching hot lately, I'm continuing to do shoots! If you're outside for extended hours this summer, don't forget your sun protection! (maybe a cute hat like the one Yumiko is wearing in this shoot :)