My confidence bolstered, we meandered for several blocks, pausing intermittently to get shots against different backgrounds: a light post, a brick wall, a tulip garden. It was a windy day, and my long hair whipped around in the breeze. I joked that we wouldn't have gotten the windblown effect in a studio, and asked Melody, who does about three shoots a week for Lookbetter, why she doesn't have one. "I have this billion-dollar studio," she told me, gesturing to the city around her. "It inspires the client more," she said. "In a studio it's hard to simulate natural relaxing."