Sunday School… for brides – Attitude is everything!
There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. ~Publius Terentius Afer
Attitude is everything! Being photographed is surprisingly hard work… and I understand that some of the things I might ask of a couple might sound strange. I want my clients to be comfortable, but sometimes being photographed can be uncomfortable and there is no way around it. I also understand some people don’t like having their picture taken. I don’t particularly enjoy it myself! But having a negative attitude only exacerbates the problem. But, I have learned through time that going into it with a good attitude and making it as fun as I can makes all the difference– not only in your own experience but in the photographs as well.
As an artist, I feed on the energy of the shoot, so when a client is reluctantly participating, I am spending energy trying to make them happy instead of what I am really there to do—take beautiful photographs.
If I ask you to stand in a swamp, and you are uncomfortable with that, speak up. But if I ask you to put your hand in your pocket, don’t fight me on it, just trust that I see something you don’t… after all that is what you are paying me for, and my goal is to give you the absolute best photos I can. And I do want you to have fun in the process, but some of that depends on you.
Lesson: The better your attitude, the better the photographs.