There are some days when I can’t remember the early days of my little business, and then there are times where those hectic “early days” feel like yesterday. Today is one of those days where the start of everything “Courtney Abernathy Photography” feels like yesterday. I’ve spent time cleaning out my computer and looking back at past work and I truly cannot believe that its been years since I took certain photos.
My shooting styles and lens preferences have changed over the years, yet I can still see the same patterns with my images. Capturing REAL beauty. I don’t mean only photographing really pretty people. Nope, I mean capturing the REAL feelings that make them feel and look pretty! The crazy thing is it differs for everyone. Some people find that their silly side is the most beautiful, and some find their serious side the most accurate representation of how they portray beauty!
My way to make clients trust me is to basically talk a lot to them so we can leave feeling like friends! I’m totally socially awkward in new situations. It’s why I can blog here, and say a few words in person haha! At sessions I have to FIGHT that introvert default and create such an immense amount of conversation with my clients so that they feel like I’m not JUST a photographer. I also like to make super dumb jokes to make my clients laugh! I just love to compare the shots from the start to the end too. People are able to go from pulling out a generic smile to rocking their TRUE beauty with laughs, smiles, a ‘smize’, and the mysterious, serious look!
Side Note: If you are an awkward + introverted photographer (like me) I’ll give you a few tips HERE to overcome this big task!
So maybe you’re reading this and you are like, “I want a photo where I’m rocking more than my “default selfie” smile for my iPhone camera!” Well, you are in luck! I will be devoting a few days this month and the next to studio mini sessions for adults! All the backgrounds I’ve shared in this post will be available to you!! You can use this time for professional head-shots for your corporate job AND a genuine shot for your personal profile, or just a bunch of fun photos of yourself!