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Brittany Burke

Well the shoot I had been waiting to have for over seven months finally happened!! I remember getting the chance to see Brittany’s images that Dan Lippitt and Lesa Foto-graphy took and I have to say I was extremely impressed! And behold in less time it took to try to set up a shoot with her, she was gone to the big city to get signed with some heavy hitters in the modeling agency business. At that moment I thought to myself, it will never happen. Yeah, the ole sayin, “never say never” came in to my hope mantra. It did take a bit of hope with luck and quite a few text messages. But the effort paid off! I finally got a chance to shoot with Brittany!

jsingletonphoto©2012 - model: Brittany Burke; make up & hair: Melissa Whitt; stylist: Lauren Rassel

jsingletonphoto©2012 - model: Brittany Burke; make up & hair: Melissa Whitt; stylist: Lauren Rassel

jsingletonphoto©2012 - model: Brittany Burke; make up & hair: Melissa Whitt; stylist: Lauren Rassel

I will admit I was a bit to say the least, intimidated to work with her from learning of in the short time her accomplishments in the modeling field, but she still has a long career ahead of her as well. I could tell you that she walked for a major designer in Milan and Paris, but I am sure you are not interested in that. But from the start time of greeting Brittany and her mother Renee walking up with bags of clothing in hand until the last frame was shot, which went a little bit over, is where the true magic happened. Stylist Lauren Rassel and make up artist Melissa Whitt helped tremendously with making that amazing day complete as well. Many thanks to them and as well as others who played a part in making this shoot take place.

The biggest surprise that came from the shoot was the text message not thirty minutes after I sent the edited images to Renee Burke to hear that Brittany’s agent in Chicago loved the images and had them uploaded to their site that day. I played that scene from the movie Pulp Fiction in my head, “Yeah! We happy!” And happier still to get a chance again to shoot with Brittany again yesterday. The first shoot was a bit more formal feeling each other out I think. But yesterday the gloves were off and we got a chance to work out her expressions. I have to say that it was a blast to work with Brittany. Needless to say I know she will go very far in her career. It would be a great achievement to know that I was around to help her get her career on the road.

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