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The first is:  You’ve got this.  You’re a professional.  You are good at what you do.  We are going to get an amazing photo that is natural, confident, and approachable.  

#1. Attitude

I’d say 80% of the people who come in my door dread the idea of having their photo taken.  They are coming here because they “have to.”  A few even said they would rather go to the dentist.  So no worries,  I specialize in “pain free” photography.  

But here’s some helpful tips before you come in:

Secondly:  Be prepared for the normal human reaction when it comes time to look at your photos.  Because of the high-pressure veneer society we live in, you are going to see your physical flaws in that photo.  But that’s not what I see.  I am going to see all of your perfections.

So for example, what I see in my photos is that I have rabbit teeth, a freaky eye, 11 lines in my forehead, huge nostrils, a jowly mouth and a pug nose.  And the fact that I am now in my 40s. 

Do you think everyone else sees ALL those things when they look at my photo?  Of course not.  But if I let that “negative energy” of my own insecurities dwell during my session, do you think I’m going to be able to get a photo that is confident and approachable?  Yikes.

Third:  To understand my point on this, check out this video, which is pretty amazing, by Dove: 

Fourth:  If you tend to be a little hard on yourself, I want you to watch a TED talk by Ann Cuddy, entitled “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are.” 

Fake it until you make it!

To clarify, I do not want to get a fake picture out of you.  The point is, the more confidence that you can muster up for yourself, the more help you provide yourself with getting a better photo that day.