Can I tell you a little secret? Here it goes.
I really don’t like getting my family photos done, I don’t like getting couples photos done.
I photo-shopped myself into our Christmas photo last year, to avoid a family photo session. Really wish I was lying, but I’m not. That is literally how awkward I feel getting photos done.
Then I realized it wasn’t my fault. Literally every single person I have ever met doesn’t feel comfortable in front of a camera. Except for Bella, but she ain’t right so.. that doesn’t count.
I learned early on I had to really step it up and make my clients feel comfortable from the getgo. It’s MY responsibility to change that awkward feeling, not yours.
Joking around is my specialty. I have the best 9 year old jokes money can buy. Literally. I paid my 9 year old for jokes. There ain’t no shame in my game. *sassy snap*
I quickly figure out my clients personality type when we meet, and work with them based on that. I’m not ashamed to be silly, playful and downright ridiculous to make my client feel at ease.
I have never met a single client that doesn’t leave the session smiling and laughing. Photo sessions should be a fun experience.
When you see your photos, you will remember how much fun you had at the session, and it will make them that much more special.