“I just need to lose some weight before my session”. I hear this a lot when I talk to women about getting their portraits made. I also hear excuses about hair, about not liking how we look, about not liking to be in front of the camera. How many excuses will we allow ourselves so that we don’t have to get pictures made?
If I could offer a rebuttal to any of the above (and any of the numerous other objections you may have in your head), it would be this: Your family loves you the way you are now. Your friends love you the way that you are now. At what point *will* you feel ready? At what point *will* you be good enough? When you find old pictures in albums of your grandparents or relatives of so many generations past, do you focus on any flaws that you might be able to find? Or do you wonder at the mysteries that are buried within the 1,000s of words that that images are worth? When your children look back on the images they have of you what will they focus on? Their focus will be on their memories of you. And their children’s children’s children will be fascinated with how the women of the middle 2000s dressed and fixed their hair and made themselves up. You are so much more than your supposed flaws — to your children, to your descendants, to your family, to your friends, and to yourself, my friend.
So, call me and let’s talk about those extra pounds, or those flaws that you can’t seem to get over. I’ll ease those fears and we can move past the hesitations to make sure we take the best picture of you that you’ve ever had made. Just the way you are.