The dress is gorgeous and so is your figure...you have so much natural beauty and the right photographer and some practice could really be a magical combination. I think the way your hands are parallel and your head is tilted throws the image off kilter...there's a strand of hair on camera left that should be cloned out by the photographer as it almost makes you look like you are taking your head off...
For this one - it's a nice black and white but something's a little off - maybe the cowboy boots weren't the best choice but that's the stylist. From the modeling POV look at the hands - they pull against the lines of the photo and are angled kind of funny but that's probably something the photographer should be mindful of.
Here's a great website to check out for ideas on gorgeous glamour poses...watched an online course she taught and she was very adamant about hand position, not crossing the body, etc. Wish she could shoot you as I know the pictures would be amazing!
I would agree with most folks here that you are a very beautiful woman. After viewing the new pictures, I would keep the last 5 images. I agree that your head is tilted too much in the 1st image. For me, the next images are too much of contrast with the background (lovely black dress and a tree?). I wouldn't have shot you using those different angles.
The last 5 images are great shots of you and your wardrobe blends nicely with the background. As far as an avatar - I'd choose the B&W head shot. Your neckline, hair, eyes and lighting to me, captures a very nice mood! Then again, look at my avatar... I guess I'm a bit biased eh?
Iryna, if you ever come to Buffalo let me know as I'd like to work with you. I'll do the same, should I venture north to Toronto. In the meantime, I wish you continued success. You have a very bright future! - JC
very good start. Keep testing and make sure the styling is more youthful- no need for more of the 40's looks. Look at Teen Vogue as a guide. Show your physique more- bathing suit, smile more- even if you think your smile is not perfect. Make sure your as fit as possible.
I would get rid of pics 5,6 and 8.
Maybe I will see in you in NYC one day. Also take an acting class- it really will help you "be in the moment" when shooting and allow you to be creative in posing.
I totally disagree about the "head tilt" photo its nice and the "crop" pic- its out of focus but that and the crop are not really making YOU look bad. I like your dark eyebrows in the tilt pic.
as for your avatar- the current one isnt good (blue top) your expression is off not saying one thing or the other. Just kinda odd looking. I would go with the "head tilt" or "crop" shot. Its not in focus but you still look great in it. But that avatar up now is really really bad- you look so much better in the others