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Connecting to Your True Self

Connecting to Your True Self

Not too long ago, I felt broken and lost. I went through difficulties in my life that left me feeling like a shell of the person I used to be. I went through my days with a smile and tried to be as upbeat as I could while wanting to run away from it all and disappear. I had forgotten who I was or what I wanted. If you had met or seen me during this time, you wouldn’t have guessed.

All of this changed when I saw women’s portrait photographer Sue...

Headshots for a Creative

Headshots for a Creative

There are many different genres of headshots. Traditional corporate headshots tend to be broadly lit and feature a smiling face. Creative professionals need something a little different. Headshots for creatives should focus on mood, dramatic lighting and expressions that reflect their brand. All of these elements help creatives better represent themselves than a traditional headshot would.

Prior to our session, Chris and I discussed how he wanted to look in his photographs. He requested a non-smiling expression and left the rest to me. My goal was to create images that attract potential clients. Clients who are then interested in...

Why All of Our Daughters are Beautiful

When you tell your daughter she is beautiful, what do you mean? Are you commenting on her physical appearance? How good her hair looks? What shape she’s in? No. When you tell your daughter she’s beautiful, you are commenting on her inner beauty. You’re referring to all the things that make her her—who she is, what she likes, and what she believes. Your daughter’s beauty comes from within.

I remember being a teenager standing in front of the mirror in my room (me pictured front with my cousin). I’d examine my thighs and feel like they were too big. I...

The Woman You See

If you’re a mom like me, you see other moms everywhere and everyday—at the playground, the supermarket, at your exercise class. Maybe you talk to some of these moms. Some you know casually and others are your friends. However well you may know them, how much do we truly know someone? Beyond the ‘sides’ or ‘roles’ they display in public, do you know who they really are? Do you know their ambitions, desires, or vulnerabilities?

As much as we don’t truly know others, how much do we really know ourselves? Self-awareness and knowledge is more difficult when we become mothers....

Professional Headshot for Joan

Professional Headshot for Joan

Joan came to me for a professional headshots to update her LinkedIn profile. During her pre-consultation, we discussed her personality and how she wanted to represent herself. She requested she look professional and approachable. After viewing sample images, we agreed she should be smiling in her images. We decided to go with a dark gray background and neutral but bright color clothing. We also discussed her comfort level in front of the camera, what to expect and tips on how to do her hair and makeup. As a headshot photographer, preparation is key since sessions are brief. My...