No more painful portraits !
Why The Why
All the business coaches will tell you to find your why. Find it in your personal life too. Find it in your relationships. That love is what’ll keep you going during the tough times. And it’s what’s magnetic about you.
My Why for You
Imagine a 1985 Sears / JcPenny photo of a splotchy-faced 5-year old with her mom. Mom is radiant, wearing white cashmere. Smiling and squeezing her little girl. Girl is wearing bubble-gum pink Osh-Kosh overalls and a striped sweater. She’s splotchy because she just finished crying after the photographer made a comment about her front teeth looking like a rabbit’s. Now imagine that stupid photo turned into a Christmas ornament that hangs on the tree every freaking year.
Like most photographers I believe in the power of existing in photographs for yourself and those who come after. I know that you have your own pains and triumphs. All of that makes you beautiful and stunning and wonderful to photograph. And you can see that making gorgeous photography fun and joyful for young and old is precisely why I am so committed to the work that I do.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve and empower you along your own journey. Every time you strut out of my studio gleeful, you heal that little girl in the pink overalls. She is so very thankful.
PS – that ornament somehow got lost when I moved my mom into a smaller house 10 years ago. I kinda wish I had it to show you, but I’m glad it’s gone. No one should have to live with crappy painful portraits.