The cover photos are taken in photo shoots which we do at my house. These are exhausting, funny, fun, frustrating, whatever else you can think of! The redhead Model, is sweet and so easy in front of the camera. She is a real person, with grown children, who talks about her garden, remembered that she once knew how to knit, and does whatever I ask her to do.
The other Model is actually even prettier in person! She’s in nursing school, and is from Africa, but I can’t remember which country. She is opinionated and funny, and can change her expression without effort. She missed the last shoot because she was home visiting her family.
I love these women because they are real. I want you to see my knitted designs as they might be on you or someone you know. All of my samples are made in size Medium and I don’t make any adjustments to how the garments fit when we do the photo shoots. There are no clips in the back, no double-sided tape, and no other on-the-spot modifications. When something doesn’t fit, we don’t shoot it.
There are some shots of a sweater that hasn’t been published with me as the model. I didn’t want my face in the picture so I asked Ashley to not shoot my face. But you can tell from my body that I’m not that comfortable in front of the camera. Don’t have a picture we can use. I admire the ease of the models.
Although I am chief stylist, I often miss things that shouldn’t be in the photo. My brain edits too much and then I’m surprised what the camera sees!