I have been needing new photos for a while. I have gone back and forth between having my camera in the photos with me or not. I mean, if I post the photos on my photography website, it should be pretty obvious that I’m the photographer, yes? Does having the camera with me just scream TACKY or PROFESSIONAL or DUH!?
I don’t know where it came from, but I just decided to ask Andy if he would mind taking my picture yesterday. I decided against having my camera in the photo for the sake of him using it and (hopefully) getting a decent photo of me. It’s not that I question his skills at all, it’s just, I’m not used to being in front of the lens. I put on an outfit that I thought was pretty cute, but he told me it was tacky, so of course I immediately changed. After seeing the photos he took before, though – I saw he was right. I then changed again, for the second time. I was nervous, stiff, begging for some sort of direction. He gave me a little, but I didn’t know what to do with it! Now, I know some of the pressure my clients have while in front of the lens! After a few minutes, I began to warm up and have fun with it. Those are the photos that eventually made the cut and I have to say, he did a really good job! I kind of felt pretty after seeing them and now I’m trying to talk him into second shooting for me. So far, it’s not happening.
You might notice, along with the new blog design, the new photos above and on the ‘Meet Stacey’ page. Be nice – I’m not used to being in front of the camera and having the man I love behind it!
As for the “tacky” outfit, I still think it’s cute. The dogs eventually showed up to crash my shoot. The nerve!
I switched lenses and showed Andy the angle and shot I wanted. On the left is my shot, the right is his. Fast learner!