I started following Zach, aka birdgang_z, a while ago on instagram because I liked the fact that 1. He’s a guy like me, and 2. He gets and understands style. Zach is all around a cool guy. Our first shoot together was basically just wandering around downtown Mankato, or at least part of it, and took random photos in random spots.
Meeting someone for the first time can be awkward but meeting them and shooting them right away is super weird. You see their posts online and you build up an expectation of what you think they will be like. Most of the time they are nothing like what they seem on social media. And it is so true with him. It was very easy to hang out with Zach and he makes it easy to shoot. He knows what he wants in the photos and does his own posing. I had to give very little direction to get good shots.
I very much looked forward to future shoots with him!