As you may have noticed from the side bar with my patterns - I tend to use the same model. It's our 17 year old daughter who basically inspired me to get into designing knitting patterns. It started a while back when I asked her to model my fingerless mitts pattern and went from there. When she modeled my "Just One More Cowl" pattern I knew we had a good thing going.
I often joke that "my in house model" wasn't ready for a shoot or had a zit on her nose or didn't feel like modeling. The last few "shoots" I had to take to bribery and told her she'd get the proceeds from the first pattern sale. The funny thing was the first time I did that I sold a pattern within an hour of its going live on Ravelry (usually it takes a few days/weeks).
I have a new pattern which will be coming out soon that turns my Railroad Track Mitts into mittens. We had the "photo shoot" the other day and it always amazes me how she knows how to pose and look at the camera...hardly any direction from the world class photographer (aka me).
However, when I caught this one it made me laugh! I had just asked for a few more shots...
I love my "in house model" and am thankful for her inspiration to design and her ability to make my designs shine.