i was shooting for Stage Stores the other day and my agent at Ford emailed me bcuz a client needed up-to-the-minute beauty digi polaroids. my makeup and hair had already been done by the uber-talented Bill Westmoreland so i thought why not ask the photographer to snap a few shots with my phone during our lunch break…

instead, he kindly offered to use his pro cam, snap off a few frames and give them to me on my USB drive to take home.

note to modelwannabees:
– always have a USB stick with you just in case an opportunity arises to get your pic files on set
– always jump at any opportunity to get free pics, since testing costs $500-$1000 per shoot
– never underestimate the potential of any shoot, even if the clothes aren't "fashionable"

and so, in the midst of shooting elastic waist pants, i got the most stunning 10 frames of amazingly lit, really natural beauty shots.

below, my two favorite shots, one of which is to be my new comp card front… and many, many thanks to Tom Wool for shooting these off-the-cuff frames =)

Paula Patrice photographed by Tom Wool