Remember how we got interrupted by monkeys in the last park? We rescheduled but it rained and we rescheduled again and Kristine overslept but we made it. Park #1 had a lot of monkey business so we drove to park #2 which was less forest-like, but Kristine reassured me had no monkeys. SHE WAS WRONG. They dominated the whole 2nd park and I was fuming as we drove past. On we went to park #3, which was the least tree-sy of the parks. It didn’t look very promising, but as we drove deeper, we found a secluded area of trees and a mini garden sort of place! I remember walking out of the car and thinking ohmygod, this works, this will work, and stepping into the area, at the trees lined up neatly along a small path. The best thing about it? Mosquito-free, monkey-free, 12pm sun heat-free (BUT STILL LOVELY LIGHT BECAUSE OF THE TREES), peaceful, barely anyone walked past us, sometimes a small breeze, and we were both wearing long pants but didn’t sweat a drop. Literally perfect. Except for the occasional red ants, but what outdoor place doesn’t have red ants eh. We could set up under one tree, run to another tree, take a few pictures, jump around the path, get another few shots on that mossy patch, leaving our things scattered all around that area without the fear of anything snatching it away (monkeys, I’m looking at you), without worry and it was yup basically perfect.
I wanted a less girly look for this one, so we discussed clothes the night before. In the shoot before we kind of documented the Last Moments Of Long Haired Kristine, the hour later she had her hair cut short. And a few days later here’s another shoot of her short hair haha! I tried to do a concept with Kristine, but it took me days to come up with the idea. It was sort of floating around vaguely in my head. Alas it didn’t come out as I imagined, maybe one of the reasons I rarely make concepts with models. Portrait shooting is much easier. It bothers me when people are staying still in a place for too long, I keep thinking they might get bored and restless and it’s hard to get them to get the ~thing~ I want. I might explore this more in the future though, since photographing someone else is much less hassle, pros vs cons.