Last year at Katsucon I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Jackie Craft and become friends with her. This year I ran into her again on much warmer circumstance. I can’t say enough good things about this woman, she is so freaking skillful, talented, and all around nice person.
After one of my shoots I noticed that the Armored Care Bear group was down the beach. My first intention was to snag a quick shot of Jackie and maybe the group. However, that quickly change in to a larger mini shoot, and suddenly I was working with cosplayers I’ve been watching for the past year. I’m super humbled that they were willing to take five minutes for an individual shot.
My only regret during this shoot was that I didn’t have a lot of time and I had to literally run to my next photoshoot. I would have loved to have done a larger group photo and Individual shots of the guys. However, I’m still very happy I could get as many shots as I did before I had to leave.
It’s better to ask and be rejected then to not ask and never know. So, if you see a cosplayer you want to shoot always ask. Unless they’re sitting and eating of course, try and find them later.