Designer, Photographer, & Artist

First, I know that it has been a while since I have blogged, and this is due to the surgery I underwent last week to have my tonsils removed. I have been in “recovery” aka sleeping a whole bunch for the last week. Finally I got off my butt and straight into high heels for a photo op.

As a photographer, it is not often that I need or want to be on the other side of the camera. Well today, due to necessity of graduation announcements, I was on the other side of the camera. I didn’t much like it.

I had faith in my photographer and friend, Nessa, who is a wonderful photographer. I also had fun; she had a wonderful way of making things fun, but I really didn’t like being on the other side of the camera.

I will be honest, a lot of this is due to lack of self confidence. I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but man I must be blind when I start going through the rough photos. I find myself mentally cropping all of them down to head shots. Which is great because I had a gorgeous smile in all of them, but shouldn’t I be able to feel comfortable enough in a full body shot? Maybe it was due to the outfits that I picked to wear. Most of these photos are of me highly dressed up.

That. Right there is my problem. I do not wear make up often, nor do I really dress up. So for me it was uncomfortable being out of my element. So note to all photographers, make sure your clients are comfortable in what they wear, because in the long run they will end up being picky and not liking a lot of the photos.

Maybe what I need to do is go out in my “every day” clothes…no how about sweat pants? Well, lets go with a no…that is not professional. At all! Lol I was hoping that these would turn out well enough that I could use them for business cards and such, but alas, I will only use them for my graduation announcements that my mother insists we send out for the family. Not like they need to know or care that another of the huge family is graduating college lol. That may just be me being in a skeptical mood right now. I will upload photos that I LOVE at a later date, but for now….goodnight inter web!




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