Beautiful Julia just had her second baby in December. She wanted to do a photoshoot with her newborn Isabella, but was hesitating because of the investment as well as not feeling like she was at her ideal weight.
A few months passed, and Isabella was having some health issues. In addition, Julia and her family were about to move. She knew she'd regret not having photos from this time in Isabella's life, so she decided to book her shoot, initially thinking she only wanted one, maybe two photos (which is something I often hear).
Fast forward a couple of weeks to the day of her photoshoot, where she got her hair and makeup done and got to pose with Isabella in a fun variety of looks. As she went through the experience she got to see her beauty and strength reflected back to her, as we captured memories that she'd cherish the rest of her life.
The photo of Julia alone was actually a light test while my assistant @annettephb was holding Isabella. As I gasped and showed Julia the photo, she told me that she knew she needed more than 2 photos.
And this is the process I see all the time with my clients. It's hard to know before the experience starts whether you'll even like your photos. It's hard to trust that your photographer will be able to capture your beauty in a way that will resonate with you.
And then time and time again as soon as people step in front of my lens, I see the transformation happen. Their experience goes from scary to fun, from resistance to flow, and they can't believe their eyes when they see their photos. And they get to carry that feeling out into the world, the knowing that they are more than enough exactly as they are. This is precisely why I love what I do so much.
What's the biggest fear holding you back from being seen? I'd love to hear in the comments!
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