From the very start J was absolutely convinced she would not be able to deliver whatever it was I needed from her during her session to get good photographs. Absolutely convinced. She kept giving me these little warnings here and there, with eyes wide open, that I may find it particularly difficult to work with her. But I have my ways…..muahahahahahahaha…(she says in a devilish voice with one eyebrow raised and a slick smile on her face).
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: it’s not up to my clients to know how behave in front of a camera. It’s up to moi. Phew! Makes you relax just a little, right? Here’s another whopper for you to digest: I don’t photograph models; I photograph everyday, beautiful, lovely women that have either never been in front of a professional photographer or it was so long ago they don’t even remember the experience. Therefore, I am your guide through this experience. I have been doing this for quite a while so I know how to get what I want from you. It’s true that some women take a little longer to relax than others but let me tell you: almost every time I show them the first few photos of themselves I get the *GASP!!* THAT’S ME?!? Yes. That’s you.
And it was no different with J. She had no idea that she actually snapped right into what I needed almost as soon as I picked up my camera. Wanna know why? Because I’ve done this before, I am a woman and I have enough experience to know how to get what I want. 😉 When I showed J a few photos she just couldn’t believe it was her. She did an incredible job and we had so much fun all afternoon.
Way to go J.
Gorgeous hair & makeup styling by Justine over yonder at Beauty Justified.