there can’t be much worse than finally deciding on a photographer, and then going through a session of awkward silences and hearing the words “say cheese!” (which should never be uttered by a photographer unless it is sheer sarcasm!)
i like to have fun.
not just when i am on the job, but also when i am at home. and out. and just plain always.
because of the fact that i adore shooting with prime lenses (stay tuned for a what’s-in-my-bag post coming to a blog post near you!)
this requires getting all up in a person’s grill.
it can be a little awk.ward.
so instead of just keeping silent and trying to act like it’s normal, you might as well make a joke about it!
sometimes i talk in a weird voice without even meaning to!
oops! instead of just trying to act cool and play it off, why not just say…
um…seriously? did i just make that noise out loud? ha!
it is sure to get a good laugh.
of course there is always the…
hey mom – look at your favorite daughter!
or – ok. pretend you like each other just for the next 15 minutes (sometimes i wonder! ha!)
half the time, i’m pretty sure they are laughing at me, and i really leave thinking..what on earth do these people think of me?!?
but there is something that i just love when i see a full out, real live laugh.
it just makes me happy.
come on. admit it…you are smiling just looking at all of these, aren’t you?
ok. so sometimes i make people cry.
but usually just my relatives. ha!
so if you are doing this for a living, or if you are going to just take some shots of your kids.
act like an idiot.
laugh at yourself…don’t try to come off like you have it all together.
i mean. you have to be prepared. and you have to act confident.
but if you trip over a tree stump, don’t try and act like that is the first time it ever happened!
people like to see that you are real!
most of all – make sure you are having fun!
having fun create the perfect setting to capture the best kind of images that you
(and your clients) will love forever!