Hey! I’m actually happy, this is just what my face looks like.
Self portraits are HARD. A tripod, some light, a seat, and a countless amount of time jumping up and resetting the timer. I was hot and tired, but I know I need to keep reminding myself what it feels like to be in front of the camera. The only thing I wish for at this point is that I had ME on the other side of the camera giving me feedback and making me feel beautiful and strong. I’ve spent 41 years on this earth and it took me a little while to figure out what my super power was. I’ve come to realize through my photography journey that my gift is making people feel comfortable and valued. I think comfort/trust is key for my clients to give me great connection and emotion that is genuine. I can literally see when my client reaches that point in our session where the walls come down. Her body language changes, her face relaxes, then I see who she really is. And she is ALWAYS incredible.
I had the incredible opportunity to meet a personal photography icon a few years ago. I had my picture taken with him and I was beaming. On the inside. This was my face for that picture too. I’ve embraced my RBF. I like me, so that is more than good enough. I want to help you embrace who you are too. There is immeasurable freedom in that.
Women, I just love them so. And I like photographing them when it is stripped down and bare - just me and my client. Not a lot of distraction. Nothing dates the portrait, it is timeless. I want you to see you that way that I do - strong, beautiful, bold, YOU. There is a strength in standing in your own skin and loving who you are. Sometimes it takes another person to help you get there. That is my honor as a photographer. It is my desire to photograph as many women as I can who want to have a revolution of self. I want to be that person who helps them see their incredible worth. Is this you? Once you’ve peeked in and seen for yourself how amazing you are - there is no going back. And I LOVE it!
One thing I can say about myself - because let’s face it, an “about me” is so very hard to write - I am a genuine person. I wear “me” on my sleeve. And that, in my opinion, is priceless.