I’ve been taking photos of other people for over a decade.
My portrait sessions have allowed me to meet so many new people. I’ve shot some of my best work during these moments. It’s a thrill to experience the perfect light, find that amazing angle and create an image that really seems to capture someone’s soul and personality. I’ll get goosebumps during the shoot and excitedly turn my camera to share the shot. I love the look of excitement when my clients see something beautiful: themselves!
But nothing is more devastating to me than hearing someone tear themselves down during a shoot or when they see the final selection. It’s usually said in a joking matter. Comments fly around casually when I’m photographing a group. Women beg me to Photoshop them. All sparked from a photo that, to everyone else, looks magnificent. Beauty that they cannot see.
To be honest, I’ve felf the urge to stop photographing people. Negative talk like that can rub off and I work really hard to love myself. I just want to say thanks to everyone who saw themselves as I saw them: beautiful, strong and epic.