Community member @lbdnk knows the value of having good friends model for you for a shoot—you get natural and awesome-looking portraits.
Well, years of friendship help with that, of course! One thing we've come to learn from our artist interview series is that it's easier to get through to your models/subjects if you establish a connection with them. These portraits are proof of that. There's no awkwardness. As a matter of fact, you can tell they're all having fun (photographer included) just by looking at the images. They have that glint in their eyes knowing they're doing something that they love while in the company of good friends.
Give @lbdnk a follow to see more of her photos.