On July 16, 2012 I photographed 18 year old Sophia Julianne for the second time.
Today, Friday, November 30, 2012, I present to you my 9th image from my July 16th shoot.
The first time that I photographed Sophia was on May 23, 2012. I discovered Sophia on Model Mayhem. My May 23rd shoot was the sixth photo shoot Sophia had ever done.
This photo shoot was at the very lovely Union Hotel in Benicia, California, USA. At the time of the shoot, Sophia lived in Benicia, so I went there for the shoot. Sophia has since moved to Hawaii, but she has assured me that she plans to return to California in the not too distant future. I get so many compliments on my photographs of Sophia that I’d like to continue to photograph her. She told me she gets many compliments on the photographs I took of her, so I suspect that even if a couple of years pass before she moves back to California that we will do a third photo session together.
The Union Hotel was built in the middle of the 19th century, and it has the charm you would expect of such an old building. The furniture is antique. The staff is warm and attentive. The décor is sumptuous well beyond the affordable price. I am so pleased that I booked this room that I plan to do future photo shoots there. Parking was easy and without charge, and the location is ideal, just a block from the water. If you’ve never been to Benicia, I recommend an overnight visit.
I photographed Sophia with my Canon 5D Mark II and my Einstein flash system by Paul C. Buff, Inc.
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