The clients I get pretty much always, well let’s say 99% of the time, tell me that they hate being photographed and that they always look terrible in photos. When I reply that a pro will always make them look good, I often get told that they were a bridesmaid at a wedding and they still looked terrible.
My reply is always pretty much the same. The photographer was probably trying too hard. Trying to make them fit into some idea that the photographer has of what the perfect photo is. My approach is to photograph you, not to try fit you into some kind of template of what a bride should look like in wedding photos. The photos may not be perfect according to some cheesy wedding magazine standard of what a wedding photo should look like, but then I never really liked ‘wedding photography’ as a genre.
So when Amira told me that she hated being photographed, I smiled. I knew she was going to look incredible in her photos.
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