July 8, 2014
The title and message on the image really say it all ~ BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! A tad different type of post for a portrait photographer but it’s relevant, I assure you! See, I specialize in high school senior portraits which means, yes – I work with high school students (I know – right)! Working with a client base as particular as todays young adults comes with many (as in – tons) challenges. Am I good enough, will they like my work, will they like me, how do I relate to them, what do they want to talk about, do they even want to talk, how can I make photo shoots fun, what do they do for fun, etc. etc. etc. Insecurities don’t stop or simply go away as you reach adulthood, parenthood, or beyond. Sure, they change – you learn to know yourself better, embrace who you are, gain strength in managing situations, & when you reach the point of believing in yourself… you take on all those insecurities like a master! Over the past years I have had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful clients and they each have had an impact on who I am! Each has taught me a lesson in how to believe in myself, to be strong, have faith, give back, show grace, & so much more. Everyone holds the ability to impact another life – Believe in yourself and others will too.
Image was taken while I waited for an inspiring senior to change outfits while on location at an apple orchard.