This weekend I was doing a photoshoot and my model and I went to the mall for a change of pace, and started snapping some pics. We went all ninja style, and had her change and we walked around the mall snapping a few pics, on loungechairs in the middle of the councourse, on the escalator, etc. Then, for the next ones we went out to the top of the parking structure, and there was not a SINGLE car parked up there. So we took some pics, on the stairwells, and as the model went into my car to change, I started just taking some general shots of the restaurants below, because of the unique angle. As I was doing so, a security car pulled up and demanded to know "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" I told her I was taking pictures. "WELL YOU CANT BE UP HERE WITHOUT PERMISSION!" She was very angry and hot under the collar, until I asked... "How do I get permission?" I don't think she saw that question coming! LOL She just looked at me, and then started to tell me where the office was, and gave me a mini lecture on it being private property. Then she proceeded to tell me that the office was close, and she was going to escort me off the property. I made one final plea to stay and take pics, since the office was closed, and she indicated that they already have seen us on the cameras and if I stayed SHE could get in trouble. Then I threw her another curveball... "Can't I stay and shop?" she didn't know what to say. She was stunned, so I said "Nevermind, I don't want to shop here anyhow", and she followed us until we were off property. We took off, did some shots at another location and then went back to do some more shots near her car. All in all, it wasn't that bad, but I just wanted to ask... "WHO am I hurting by taking pics"? I mean being on the stairwell they already provide for walking up and down doesn't do anything different. Some would say "liability insurance", but again I'm already on their property as a shopper. Ridiculous.