The shoot went well, I think; alariya was very relaxed for a n00b, and the shots I saw of her were awesome. I don't know how well I did, I just couldn't relax completely -- but at least my makeup was flawless this time. And I did a damn good job on alariya's makeup, too. I will be sure to show off some of them when we get 'em in.
On the way home I realized why I haven't been able to relax as much with storeyphoto as I was at that one shoot with Bill Husted. There are a few reasons: I have to get up early and drive/ride 2 hours in the morning just before the shoot; Aunt Mary is never quite happy about Bob taking time out from the farm to shoot photos, and that stresses me out a good bit; we've been shooting non-nudes first, and I can't really relax until I'm nude; I'm not quite as comfortable with the more formal studio set-up; I'm not quite as comfortable with Bob's shooting style -- Bill's point and click-click-click seemed less artistic but it gave me more freedom; and lastly and MOST importantly, with storeyphoto I have a very illustrious reputation to uphold. I feel like I need to be not only perfect, but better than ever before. This isn't Bob or Mary's fault for praising my past work -- it is a problem just because I didn't realize it, and now that I realize it, I can fight that idea, and it shouldn't be (as much of) a problem.
I think alariya and I will be doing more shoots together -- that was so much fun. She posted about it too.