“You captured the real me.” She said, smiling from ear to ear as we sat in my studio, sipping wine while we perused through her photographs for the first time. I love hearing that…it just never gets old.
It’s also one of the best compliments you can give a photographer that shoots beauty portraits. She was so excited to think about the look on his face when he sees these photos for Christmas, but mostly she was elated to have gone through this experience and have a piece of her beautiful self memorialized forever.
“You did a great job.” I told her. “Nope–I just did what you told me to do and Justine made me look gorgeous.” Ooooooh yes. And there is the #1 secret to any photo shoot, for all you ladies out there thinking about it. Listen, visualize, copy me, let your walls down, be vulnerable. You know what that means? You, sitting in my studio, smiling from ear to ear as we sip wine and peruse through your photographs for the first time…and you say….”You captured the real me.” ;-)
Don’t be afraid to be the real you.
Glamorous makeover by Justine Lynn of Beauty Justified.
Gooooooodness gracious I cannot WAIT to tell you the story behind this wedding. It’s a fun one and wait till you see all the romance in this day. You may remember Amanda & Paul from their engagement session John and I did in the fall of last year. It was our pleasure to drive up to Brockway (near Dubois) and spend a few days with these 2. So we were chomping at the bit for this wedding day to come, particularly because we were dying to see the location of the big day. That’s where the story comes in….but you’ll have to wait for that.
For now, it’s just a sneak peek!
Special shout out to Shayne, owner of Soiree by Souleret. What a party this gal puts on! Whoa!!
Uh-huh…it’s always the quiet ones. :) K was sweet, talkative but quiet. She gave me slow smiles and shy nods. The conversation never stopped and the day picked up its own rhythm. I knew K had it in her, I just wasn’t positive that she knew that, so I wondered how much she would believe me when I told her we could nail this shoot. Turns out, she believed me instantly.
I showed K the difference between her first few shots, where I gave minimal direction (on purpose) and the shots where I explained fully how to do what I wanted her to do and, bam. She got it instantly. When you see that photo of yourself before I tell you what to do and the photo after I explain it’s so much easier to wrap your brain around what I’m going for. It’s the visual that brings it home.
And so K and I went about her session simply nailing every single shot. She listened to every direction, soaked it in and pulled her insides out for me.
Way to, K. You seriously brought your A game, girl!
Beautiful makeover by Hannah Conard of Hannah Conard Beauty.
You know how much I love a good sneak peek! It rained ALL day on this wedding day but as you can see, it didn’t stop Katie & Joe from having the time of their life!
More to come!
Ok–so this is going to have to be a sneak peek because I still have over 2,000 photographs to sift through. I’m sure you understand. ;-)
A quick explanation here…Do you remember Katy (up there on the right)? Well, it’s because of her that we were in Destin, FL photographing over 30 women. She got together with her 2 other besties (which are also BeachBody coaches that are pret-ty high up on the ladder, just like Katy) and came up with an awesome idea. We have Melanie on the left up there and Val in the middle. They decided to coordinate a retreat for the awesome coaches on their teams for a weekend of fun, exercise, training, and….a photo shoot with me and John! Can’t think of a better way to spend a few days.
You MUST view the film below John put together; it’s a ton of fun!
Ahhhhhh yes….I love a woman that knows she’s worth it. I love a woman that only needs herself to be the reason she reserves a session. That’s not to say that her photos will not be appreciated by someone special, just that even if that special someone were only herself, that would be just fine too.
This is a little sneak peek and I can’t wait to show you the pink gown that J bought just special for this occasion (another thing I love…women that invest in themselves for their sessions).
As you can see….we had ourselves a lovely time.Stunning, glamorous makeover by Justine Lynn of Beauty Justified.