This is my new tagline for my glamour photography promotions. I was trying to think of something that could eloquently describe how I felt about taking photos of my gorgeous clients. The tagline is two-fold. Read together, I intend it to mean my photos are as beautiful as you are. I’ve been working really hard at improving the quality of my photography and I think it’s beginning to show. I endlessly study the photographers who I admire most, and their work inspires me to be better. When I nail a shot, I’m so excited and I hope that excitement shows through the photos.
On a deeper level, I want the second part to hit home. The “As you are.” is for my clients who think they need to do something to change themselves before having their photos taken. I can’t tell you the number of times I hear women tell me that they love my work, but they need to have Angela Bassett arms or JLo’s booty before they feel comfortable enough to do a session. On one hand, I get it. I’ve put on a few pounds since having my daughter last year and sometimes I find myself wishing for a different body. But what we all need to understand is that we are beautiful right now. We should document the “you” you are today, not wait for some vision of perfection that may or may not come.
“As you are” means come do a session and let me use my creative posing skills to produce beautiful images of you right now. Let me photograph you in a way that accentuates your favorite features. My goal is to take photos you’ll love, so trust me when I say I’m not interested in zooming in on anything you’re uncomfortable with.
Let’s work together to dispel the myth that only people with certain bodies deserve to have gorgeous photos of themselves. Let’s take photos that are As Beautiful. As you are.