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Let’s just jump right into the photos, eh?

Model Ashley Mayer posing with her purse, photographed by fashion photographer David Bickley in Columbia, Missouri

This is Ashley, a young woman with a ton of potential who has taken part of the offer I posted about last week. She doesn’t have a ton of modeling experience, but as I’m sure you’ll all agree…you can’t tell.

More after the jump.

She did a fantastic job with her facial expressions, absolutely captivating.

Model Ashley Mayer wearing a unique scarf made of feathers, photographed by fashion photographer David Bickley in Columbia Missouri

After Ashley and I finished her session, I left Columbia for Kansas City and Heather (not my fiancee) met me for a photo shoot that we planned on a whim.

Heather Spalding wearing a pair of white-rimmed RayBans and a zippered coat by Guess, holding a Canon 20D with a 70-200mm f/2.8 attached. Photographed by fashion photographer David Bickley in Kansas City

With less than a day to prepare she still showed more prepared than 90% of the people I work with. As a professional photographer on a tight schedule I can’t tell you how great that is. I like to work quickly, in fashion photography you have to catch the energy when it’s there. I suppose that is true for all photography really but, it is very difficult to bring energy back into a dead studio.

Heather took off, and it was Shelby’s turn to strut.

Shelby Johnson tearing away his cotton and leather sweater from International Male. Photographed by fashion photographer David Bickley in Kansas City.

Talk about fun. I love being able to say “ok, now give me a growl” and have someone do the exact thing I saw in my head.

So the day began at 10am, and wrapped up over twelve hours later with Stephanie as the last model for the session.

Stephanie Williams wearing a corset and panty set from Victoria's Secret. Photographed by fashion photographer David Bickley in Kansas City

Stephanie and I have worked together before when she was just starting out. I was extremely impressed by the improvement in her self-awareness in relation to the camera. That is a very important quality to have for any model.

Though there are hundreds more images than what you see here, I am wrapping up this entry. I will post more soon, and keep your eyes peeled. Big news is on the horizon.

David Bickley, Professional Photographer