Hey! I’m actually happy, this is just what my face looks like.
Self portraits are HARD. A tripod, some light, and 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 great in front of the camera. 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 it is key for my clients to give me great connection and emotion that is genuine.
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 was surprised to see what the other photographer had captured when I got the film back. I’ve embraced my RBF. I like me, so that is more than good enough.
I have a love of photographing faces - all kinds. But 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.
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. What you see is what you get. You can ask anyone that knows me. And that, in my opinion, is priceless.