Speaking of recognize, I bet you also want to recognize yourself in your photos.
You don’t want to dress like a department store mannequin and be stuck in an Olan Mills nightmare… ammiright?!
You may be wondering, “Is it possible to have a photography experience that doesn’t make me feel that first-day-of-middle-school awkwardness?” Yes! In fact, It’s possible to have a photo session that feels like a date night, or a lazy Sunday at home.
OK, stick with me here for a minute -- close your eyes and picture the human (and/or little humans) that you love the most.
Did you picture them saying “cheese” in your general direction, with a vacant look in their eyes? I will bet my beloved iPhone, that you did NOT.
My Dad passed away on December 31st, 2016.
He used to tear up when he was proud, or when he was remembering something fondly.
I never saw him cry, but when he was feeling overwhelming love - his eyes would sparkle.
I’ve only seen this captured in a photo ONCE.
It’s a photo of him holding my newborn daughter for the first time. My best friend took the photo in a dark hospital room. It’s imperfect and blurry. Even so, I will treasure that photo forever, because I can see the sparkle in his eyes.