Last month, I got to know fellow photographer Derek Palmer. The first time we met in person, he let me tag along on a photo shoot with model Cristal Rouse. It was my first time shooting with a real model, and Cristal and Derek made it easy, entertaining, and often super funny. I love Cristal's photos, too! We shot in a few spots around downtown Durham and, since it was also my first time visiting the city, I feel like I got a little tour! I was able to hit Scratch Bakery (pies to go!) and the original Dame's Chicken and Waffles before I left town, too, so I think the day was a success!