I think I tell my friends more often than I write it, but I love nothing more than to show someone that they are indeed photogenic. Because I believe that everyone deserves to look like themselves in a photograph. And one of the tricks to making sure you look like you is to make sure you are comfortable in my presence. To make conversation. To put you at ease. Besides the technical bits of light and camera settings and posing, I’m really quite good at making someone feel comfortable.
I showed Adam the back of the camera while we were shooting (I don’t always let people peek), so he could give me an opinion on his hair or his clothing and he was just amazed at what he saw. He actually liked a photo of himself! Don’t get me wrong, he’s adorable in real life, but I assume he didn’t see himself the way I did 😉 Needless to say, he made my day!
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