Yes, her name is Destiny. Destiny is a model who is building up her portfolio. We contacted each other through ModelMayhem, which is great place for photographers, models, MUAs, and other artists to find "partners in crime". I enjoy doing candid shots at events, photographing families, kids, etc. but I never tried working with models. I was very curious and decided to challenge myself by stepping in an unfamiliar territory. You never know everything about photography and learning new areas is crucial to improve your skills. Destiny had some experience with such type of shoots so she was very helpful and knowledgeable about posing techniques, which make my work, as a photographer, much easier. One of reasons, why I wanted to try shooting models, was usage of off-camera lighting. I am in process of learning off-camera lighting, and collaborating with models would allow me to practice with different techniques.
Technical side of the shoot:
We started around 5-6 pm so the light was not that hard. I used one flash unit bouncing into a 42" silver umbrella on a light stand. Flash was set manually. I kept a flash at 45 degrees both vertically and horizontally above and to the model.