I will admit that I still get a little flutter of nervousness before sessions sometimes. Sometimes it’s meeting clients for the first time, sometimes it’s just a new location, or sometimes I’m just excited for whatever adventure lies ahead.
I like to think it keeps me in a place where I’m not complacent. I think something new is very important to keep a creative spark alive, and I think a tiny bit of uncertainty pushes me into a creative space where I thrive.
My favorite part is, no matter what kind of nerves, illness or other distractions I have spinning around in my head, when I pick up a camera they magically melt away. I cannot explain it, but it helps remind me I’m in the right place.
This session had a more specific kind of butterflies for me, since Heather is a talented photographer herself. Shooting a fellow photographer is always such a flattering, welcome challenge, because you know that they know a little more inside information. They can watch the light, can see what lens you’re using, and anticipate your go-to tricks for getting that perfect laugh.
These two melted away any of those nerves. Naturals in front of the camera, big smiles and even bigger embraces made the day a breeze.