Model: Danille Rodriguez Of TL Modeling Agency (http://www.danille-rodriguez.com)
Photographer: Oscar McAnally makeup & Hair- Bobbie of Madame Makeup & Hair
Although I have only been modeling for little less than a year, I feel that I have grown immensely as a model, one of the reasons for that is I have been blessed with shooting with some of the best photographers in Texas. Whether good or bad, I have enjoyed all of my photoshoots, but this collaboration with Oscar is by far my favorite sessions I have done. I have only shot with him once, but this session has resulted in stunning photos.
I stumbled upon his work on model mayhem, earlier this year. While scrolling through his amazing photography, the thing that stood out to me was that he had a keen eye for capturing the beauty of photography. I was also amazed by how diverse his work is. That showed me that he was a photographer that had the skill set to basically shoot any kind of project. In my opinion that versatility is one of the reasons on why he is so good at his job. Personally, there are many reasons why I love to shoot with Oscar. He knows how to make the model comfortable so that they can easily move into natural poses, he has a keen sense on how to get the shot and capture not only a person’s beauty but the elegance of the wardrobe.
The inspiration and style of the shoot are very much of a daydream, romantic mood. This editorial was shot at the beautiful river walk in San Antonio, Texas, with natural lighting of the sun bringing out my dark features as well as giving a dreamy, polished look to each photo. Furthermore, the backdrop of the stone steps, really stood out giving the shots a really striking look. Like I stated above, I have only modeled for a short period of time, but it has done wonders for me personally. I have always been self-conscious but my modeling journey has allowed me to embrace my body. I do not allow industry standards to stop me from what I enjoy doing. I know I am not your typical model, however, when I’m in front of the camera, you would never guess that I am a full figure model (size 8), 30 years old, a mother, and a wife.
This is why I model because this industry allows me to transform into anything I want! My motivation is to show the world that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. People shouldn’t be afraid to show their true selves. We need to embrace our flaws not be held back by them. At the end, when looking at photos, it is about how it makes you feel when viewing the photo, not what size or what industry standards are. Expression of true art, in collaboration with the photographer, model, and designer is a key part of the team in producing these photos for the world to see and admire.