Sometimes it does a photographer good to have her picture taken. She finds that her empathy for her clients increases dramatically. Looking into the cold eye of the camera and having no idea what I look like puts the fear of God into anyone. But, I knew I needed to update my profile pics, so I set up my lights, combed my hair and put some make up on. Then, I practiced some poses in the mirror…none of which were good. After that, I set up my camera with my remote shutter release and began taking pictures. Sheesh! Of the pics I took, I liked this one the most, so I am going to use it for a while. (I discovered that fake laughter is not my thing…it looked like I was convulsing.)
So, to my clients…I promise to remind myself of this experience and treat you with the utmost respect and sympathy. If I can do it, you can too. I promise to give you a great experience, you will have fun and I will make sure you have wonderful and beautiful shots that you will love so much that you will want LARGE canvases of them hanging on your walls so that you are reminded on a daily basis how great you look.
“If you could see what I see”, then you would see how beautiful you are.