Pretty much the first thing Caroline said to me after introductions was, “I’m not photogenic.” Oh really? I love when people say that because all I hear in my head is, “Challenge accepted!”
You see, I think most people who utter those words just haven’t ever felt comfortable in front of the camera, thus they don’t relax, thus they likely put on fake smiles and pose with stiff shoulders, lifting their faces to the sky (we’re not doing mugshots here!), and rushing through to get a picture. But I’m always looking for that shot when I can see a person relax into the moment, to laugh, to smile, to stop faking it. Yes, we’re posing, but we’re also looking for YOU. And one look at this girl was enough to know she’d make beautiful pictures.
Plus, once we got started, her personality began to really shine, and we had a blast!