An intimate phioto session with the beautiful model from American Model Management, Sara Wilson, by Andy Welch photographer, and make up by Nathan RobinsonWe have a great opportunity to introduce model Sara Wilson from American Model Management to everybody!
Sara is based in Arlington, Virginia. The mesmerizing-eye and beautiful model was captured by the photographer Andy Welch and brought her to
our world wide share here.
Let's know both of them more through these quick Q&S's now!
Sara Wilson / American Model ManagementW&HM: Please tell us a bit about you Sara
Sara: I am a very outgoing and bubbly person. You can definitely count on me to point out the positivity in most situations. I was born and raised here in the United States, but have ancestors all across the globe. This vast cultural upbringing has made a huge impact in how I embrace the world today.
As far as what I like to do for fun, I have a deep love for adventure and new experiences. I feel that it is only by testing our limits and delving into all life has to offer that we can grow into our full potential.
W&HM: How did you start modeling?
Sara: To be honest, my modeling/acting career kinda came out of nowhere. I was totally a tomboy growing up and for most of my life, I didn't give being in front of a camera a second thought. There were a few aspiring photographers in my circle of friends and as the years went by, they began asking me to be their model for several projects.
However, if there is one moment I could pin point and say, "I could give this a shot and do it professionally", it was when I was asked to play a supporting role for a local commercial. The lights came on, cameras rolled, and everything just clicked.
W&HM: What would you like to be in 365 days from now?
Sara: I'd love to have a principal role in a film working alongside great actors and directors like when I had the opportunity to work with acclaimed director, Guillermo Navarro for the show Limitless.
It is so inspiring to be up close and watch these people who have devoted their lives to what they love. So what I think has worked for me thus far is that I just really enjoy what I do and I hope to continue in that path in the next year.
W&HM: What is one quote you like most?
Sara: I have always made it a point to be true to not only myself, but to everyone around me. A quote that really hits home for me and that I could even say I live by is this, "I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not". - Kurt Cobain
W&HM: Whom would you like to give a shout out to?
Sara: I wouldn't be the person I am today if it weren't for my dad. He's not only my best friend, but he has always been my biggest supporter.
To find out more, you can follow Sara Welson on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sara_wilson1 or
About the photographer and the MUAPhotographer Name: Andy Welch
Most Active State / City: Richmond, VA., Los Angeles, CA., Philadelphia, PA.
Web Site: http://www.andywelchphoto.com
W&HM: How long you have done photography:
Andy: I’ve been doing photography since 2012 so a little over four years. I was a full time freelance model under the alias Andy Virus and toured the country for a year. Toward the third leg of that tour, I started to become interested in the other side of the lens and not long after that, I ‘graduated’ to photography.
W&HM: What are the choice of your gears:
Andy: Right now, I’m using my Canon T3i with a 50mm prime lens. As well as a T5i backup body. 99.9% of my work is natural light, available light, and a flash.
W&HM: Most challenging shoot you have done:
Andy: That is a tough one. I tend to take more risks to get the shots. I’d say when I had a model in the middle of the road at night in the city completely nude. We had to be quick with the shots since cars would pass through a bit frequently. Worth it, though.
W&HM :Most rewarding shoot you have done:
Andy: When I flew out to Los Angeles back in September 2014 by myself. I shot a successful musician who surprised me that we would shoot for a huge clothing company. The day I had to fly back, all flights were either delayed or cancelled because of an incident at the Chicago airport. I stayed in LAX for fifth teen hours and flew back to DC at six the next morning. The plane dropped a couple thousand feet and I thought we were going down since I was passed out. Once I got to DC, I had to get on the subway to get to the train station to get back to Richmond. All on a little more than 24 hours of no sleep. That one shoot connected me with some amazing people that connected me to more amazing people.
W&HM: One advice you would like to share:
Andy: My mentor always told me to be a photographer not a retoucher. Do everything in camera and master it. Photoshop is great and helps, but lighting, composition, and contrast cannot be mastered in Photoshop.
makeup and hair artistName: Nathan Robinson