i have to state the obvious.
i have spent this fall behind a camera photographing beautiful family after beautiful family after beautiful family.
good gracious alive. i’ll finish a session & think to myself…they are beautiful. they are just beautiful people.
i was going to name this post ” i know pretty people”….and then figured ya’ll would flash back to the 10th grade & think i was being all snobby and you can’t sit at our table about this. so let me explain.
so. remember that scary movie, the sixth sense, where haley joel osment tells bruce willis, in his creepy little scractchy whispery voice…..”I SEE DEAD PEOPLE”?
well. i see beautiful people.in fact. i like that wording so much i might rebrand….
anyways. i don’t necessarily mean i photograph women who could easily be hollywood royalty and rival any of the VS angels ( even though i do) and i don’t necessarily mean that every one i work with has a modeling resume. not that kind. i see beautiful, real people. doing their best to hold down a couple jobs to pay bills & they put on their favorite outfit that shows “them” and arrive at a shoot, relax & enjoy themselves. laugh at my dumb jokes. ‘fake laugh’ when i need them to ( which always will be followed by the real laugh i’m looking for). when i tell a family “talk to your kiddos”…and then from behind the camera i see their faces light up. when i photograph a mama & her son walking hand in hand & he can’t take his eyes off her, that is what’s beautiful. it’s not uncommon for me to witness my clients interacting and actually get a little teary or have it take my breath away.
so yes. i do have stunning friends and i have photographed gorgeous children who have landed modeling jobs. but i see beautiful people through my lens every time i shoot. every single time.
jill was the very first person that hired me three years ago when i launched my photography business. i’ve had the privilege of photographing her & her son each fall since. talk about stunning. both of them. and the interaction? the beautiful interaction? well.see for yourself….