I finally decided that I prefer doing portraiture over most other types of photography and whilst I have plenty of experience doing small photo shoots of friends and family and friends-of-friends, I have only just started working with models properly by joining a few modelling sites and seeking opportunities to work with them.
She was happy to work with us as we learnt how best to use the lighting options, stands, reflectors and so on.
I think she was very happy with the results and hope that she will work with us again.
It was also a great family experience as my wife and eldest daughter worked on the shoot with me.
I plan to work with a wider range of models to develop my portfolio and a particular style. Whilst it is nice to be paid for doing photography, at the end of the day it is a hobby for me and taking on commissions tends to keep you focused in the safe zone and not able to try new things out properly which can only detract from a hobby in the long run.