When a Photographer goes in front of the Camera
Being a photographer makes it hard to be in front of the camera (not for everyone, but for majority I'd say). I wasn't too keen on being photographed, but Mike, of Michael Novo Photography, is pretty good at convincing and also making women in particular super comfortable with posing and the general feeling of being a 'fish out of water'.
He and I planned a few looks, and I completely dropped the ball by only grabbing one of the dresses with me instead of 2-3. True to Mike's nature he just went with the flow :) Something I always recommend for my own client as well is getting their hair and makeup done, the way you feel and carry yourself is a game changer. He scheduled for Anna Banas to come to his studio and she did a great job. I highly recommend her if you're looking for a new Makeup Artist to try.
Since I forgot extra outfits, we did a few starter ''warm up'' shots with my "Newborn Artist" T-shirt from Strawberry Revolution. Mike handed me his Nikon camera (I've always been and always will be a Canon girl though) and he helped ease me into posed, making me laugh and get comfortable.
I didn't realize how much fun it would actually be to not worry about the lights, camera settings or posing. To just relax and feel good while someone else captured the moment.
Mike did a wonderful job and I highly recommend him for your portrait, wedding and boudoir inquiries.
Thanks for making me feel beautiful!