As I was taking these self portraits the other day, I was reflecting on how many of us have love-hate relationships with being in front of the camera. Trusting someone else to capture you as you are is an intimate experience. It’s a vulnerable feeling, being the subject in front of a piece of glass that has the potential to reflect the parts of you that there might be insecurity or uncertainty attached to.
For me, the number one most rewarding thing about being a portrait photographer is the feeling of washing that fear away. Being behind the lens is much more than just getting “the shot.” It’s a unique opportunity to see people’s inner & outer beauty and communicate that to them in a way they might not have ever seen themselves!
Allowing someone to see you as you are can be scary at first - but you’ll be pleasantly surprised with what happens when you open yourself up to the experience. Instead of seeing your insecurities glaring back at you, you see parts of you that you didn’t realize were so worthy of being loved and seen!