Yesterday, I was "a client" for a photographer who needed a guinea pig, and I discovered what it's like to be on the other side of the lens. Not quite as easy as it looks as it goes!
I have a zillion reasons why I have not wanted to get my own photos done. I have "funny" eyes (yes one is blue and one is green, and they are pretty wonky). I certainly don't have a supermodel's body , and in fact I think the only skinny thing about me is my eyelashes! Oh yeah, and then there is that whole "age" thing. But here is the thing. I also realised that I will only ever be as young as I am today, and with that I bit the bullet!
I felt quite self conscious, and at times didn't know quite what to do with myself. I tried to pose in ways that I would ask a client to, without the benefit of actually seeing what I looked like, and not realising that those little tweaks that make a shot, are much easier to spot when I'm looking through the view finder, and it made me realise the importance of making sure that the client understands what I am asking to get the shot.
It was a great learning tool for me to be the client. I can understand the apprehension and not wanting any bits I'm not happy with about my body being snapped (and there are a lot of those!), and how important some direction is needed when someone is not really used to being in front of a camera!
I will leave you with a few of the shots from yesterday, and for me a whole new appreciation for you the client, and what we both need to do to get images that I hope you will love, as much as I love mine!!
I believe in working with you to create images you will love, and cherish, because "It's all about you!"