Aloha you guys! Today, I am going to get a bit personal with you guys!
I want to take my photographer hat off, and put on my client hat. I wanted to let you guys know how I feel about being in front of the camera.
I wanted to write this post to you guys, to let you know that I am human!
The other day, I had a beautiful client who was excited and nervous about her session, and when I showed her some behind the camera action, she kept telling me how “pretty” I was making her!
And mind you, that wasn’t the case! I wasn’t making her beautiful, my camera wasn’t making her beautiful, SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL!
But, then it made me go back another week or so when I got new photos done with the uber talented Rae Marshall Photography!
I was so nervous!
I was like a sweaty beast I was so nervous!
I felt everything that many women feel in front of the camera..
“I don’t look pretty.”
“This extra weight on my sucks.”
“I feel like I’m smiling ugly.”
“I hate me..”
Mind you, I do love a good selfie!
Even after I got these stunning images, I still beat myself up.
I absolutely see the irony in the fact that I am a photographer feeling this way.
My JOB is to capture these amazing memories, making people comfortable in front of the camera.
Showing a bride, a mother, a mother to be, hell even a man just how amazing they are. How beautiful/handsome they are, both on the inside and out.
Yet, I can’t do that for myself.
Now, this isn’t some pity party, I’m not looking for compliments, it was me being REAL.
Me letting you all know, “I get it..”
And me to remind all of us, including myself, that we ARE beautiful!
We ARE worth it!
Too many times I’ve had clients not wanting to get in front of the camera because of the way that they felt about themselves!
I am here to tell you today to STOP!
Capture your memories, document your legacy, because guess what, your legacy of who you are, what you look like, is what you will pass down to your future generations!
I love you all!!!
Again, thank you SO MUCH Rae Marshall Photography for these wonderful pictures!