Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Kyra, Wilton Manors, and Manatees

About a week ago I had the great pleasure of working with Kyra K. I've been trying to set up a photoshoot with her for over a year but for some reason or another our schedules never synced. I was close to giving up but with a little persistence we finally met up.

Kyra is a talented dancer and model with a beautiful face, tight physique, wonderful personality, and awesome hair. The theme for the shoot was "gender fluid", but in general the plan was also to have fun. We messaged quite a bit on the different outfits and looks using photos of Ruby Rose and others as inspiration.

We met on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Colohatchee Park in Wilton Manors, just north of Fort Lauderdale. Colohatchee Park is a small dog park on a river bank with mangroves and boardwalks that lead to the river and a grassy dog run area. A tributary of south fork middle river runs nearby and manatees congregate there in the mornings. There were several others in the park walking their dogs and exercising. We also ran into a sketchy raccoon!

Kyra is a joy to work with, her natural beauty mesmerized me, and her fun personality, confidence, and professionalism as a model made the shoot smooth and easy. I really enjoyed our collaboration and loved seeing her through the lens of my Canon 6D. I hope to do another shoot with her soon and hopefully take advantage of her dancing abilities. Photos were processed with Lightroom 6 and Photoshop CC.