I never considered bouncing off the floor. It worked well in your examples and you have a very pretty subject.
Thanks, it was a "let's see what this does" type thing. I was lucky, my wife tolerates my hobby as long as I point the camera at other people, but she just got her hair cut and wanted to do a little modeling for me.
Now that I really sat back and looked at the first one I posted, I think there should be something around her neck.