Rocket Lal is synonymous with perpetual smiles during rides and photo shoots. Even after a few hours in front of the lens, Lalena Desautels, still pumped out great energy by the end of the day.
I know Lalena is very proud of her new bike and she should be. Her 2014 Transition Covert is a one very light, capable machine with killer looks. She took the time to build it up with some sweet bling. Hopefully, in the future she’ll let me take it out for a rip in the local hills.
The focus of the shoot was to get some photos of her bike before it gets that’ worn in’ look from an ace rider. I’ll save the mud and scratches for a future shoot with her shredding the trails. Looking forward to that day because I know Lal can ride with the best of them and style it like no other women rider can. Her junior days on the Canadian National Downhill team may have been a while ago but time has only made her a more skilled and finesseful rider. Plus, she’s just plain fun to hang around with!
So while we were concentrating on bike shots I couldn’t help but notice Lal’s multifaceted personality – from a sweet little girl to a strong, and confident woman who can ride and shred a photo shoot. Saweeet. I really happy with how the photos turned out. I believe that my goal to capture her with emotion and give the world a taste of who Lal is came across.
Thanks for the day Lal!!