Being a photographer means that I get to meet and work with a lot of different kinds of people from lots of different backgrounds…but there are things that I wish everyone could know when they choose to work with me.
Granted, I do like to make expectations clear beforehand, because sometimes facets remain a little shaded. These are two of those facets that I’d like to shine some light on!
1. You’re Not Just My Client….
…You’re my friend! Cheesy, yes, but a fitting primer. I care about the things that you care about, and I want to dismiss the things that don’t matter, like a friend would. If you’re self-conscious about a feature, girl, I’ve been there, and I would be more than happy to sweep it away for you, because I’m your friend and want you to see yourself as I see you. I care about every image, because I care about you, and I want the best for you, like a friend does. So please confide in me, trust me, because when we trust each other, magic happens!
2. Don’t Control Me.
Am I controlling you by telling you not to control me? Maybe, but hear me out. When a client hands me a long list of Pinterest poses, it’s usually not a good thing. Unposed poses are usually the best kinds of poses, because they’re not posey! Let’s not be posers, and let’s create authentic, natural movements and moments that I can photograph for you. Trust me, they’re better–they tell the story of you! The Pinterest List does help me in giving me a sense of what speaks to your heart, and once I get that sense, it gives me something to move from, but I usually don’t need it. What the PL tells me is, my friends are afraid to trust me. They don’t know what to expect and they want to have a handle on the outcome, which is totally natural! I understand–I did the same thing, before. But right now, I’m asking you to trust me, and let the outcome flower and flourish in the natural way that it should. You can trust me. This is what I love to do.