A few months ago I wanted to take a whirl at taking portraits, but with a twist, which meant I needed someone natural, with slight curves, comfortable and humorous in her skin, and who knew how to move (not pose) on her own. My friend Erica fit the bill and naturally obliged with good attitude. I worked only with natural morning light and used a basic Canon camera. There was no time limit, just me and a friend, laughing and talking with shots in between, which is exactly how I envisioned it. Simple. Beautiful. Natural.