Every day I see people in the studio for their corporate head shots and the first thing they say is…
I HATE having my photo taken!!
So do I! We are all so self-conscious of ourselves, especially as we get older!
But here’s the best tip I can ever offer anyone: stop trying so hard.
When you come into the studio you are not even going to feel like you’re having your picture taken, because we’re not going to try. We’re going to have fun. And when you least expect it, I will be shooting – and the results are staggering.
When you ‘try’ to look sexy, or sultry, or serious, often times you look, well….WIERD. This is a universal fact.
When I review the photos in post, it’s so easy to see the difference between “trying” and completely forgetting what we were doing. When you relax and have fun and laugh in your normal wonderful way, your eyes can’t help but open and sparkle and your real personality comes out. And that’s the person that is going to win the clients in the end, the real you. Not the posed you, or the over-airbrushed/edited you, or the you that is trying so hard.
Authenticity and transparency are the name of the game these days. Don’t be afraid to be YOU.