JASMINE

So where do I even begin to describe Jasmine...

Jasmine is one of those people that when you first meet her, she's very hard to read.  This was actually a bit of a concern for me when we first started talking about doing her photo shoot.  For me, I need to feel connected and get a sense of who someone is before I can take their photograph.  And there has to be a reciprocated openness stemming from the other person while I'm shooting, otherwise the shoot will result in your standard, stiff/no personality set of images.  

But the more I got to know Jasmine, the more evident it became that she definitely wasn't lacking in the personality department-and I mean that in the nicest way possible.  Jasmine is actually quite funny, blunt, and down to earth.  I was pleasantly surprised considering how the world of Jasmine appears to be mostly Chanel and Christian Louboutin at first glance.  But Jasmine is actually an extremely hard worker.  She's studied business management, journalism, mass communications, and she's been working on her MBA.  

When we first started planning her shoot, we were tossing out ideas for different locations and then had decided to shoot them at the Gurthrie Theater in Minneapolis.  I had only ever been to the Gurthrie once before and barely explored during that time.  To be honest, I felt as though we may be somewhat limited to our shooting areas since what I had researched online of the Guthrie didn't show much variety.  But day of shooting, we actually ended up with so many different shots in different areas of the theater-each having their own unique feel.