Photographing people does not come natural to me. In 2010 Tammy decided to help me with that and signed me up for a workshop at the Minneapolis Photo Center called "Photographing the Nude" with Doug Beasley. It was an incredible workshop and I learned a lot about photographing people, even nude people! During the workshop we had the opportunity to work with four different models. Rochelle was one of them.
She is an incredible model for all the reasons you would expect, but also because she taught me a ton about connecting with the person you are photographing. The instructor covered a lot of the technical material, but that wasn't enough.
You can't take good photos of people without first connecting with them as people. Only then, can you connect through the lens.