Getting In Front Of The Lens!

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Inspiration, Photography

If you look through our family photo albums, I’m rarely seen because I’m usually the photographer! Well, just before Christmas, I decided to ask our family portrait photographer to capture a photograph of me with just my kids…

©Tim Rounds A Mommy Portrait!

©Tim Rounds A Mommy Portrait!

And then, just after the new year, I traded Head Shots with Melanie of Rio Jean Photography. I was more nervous for those portraits than I was for my Mommy portrait. But, Melanie knows what she’s doing and put me right at ease. It was honestly very cold, and yet, she was able to capture my smile and help me pose my body in a way that doesn’t say, “I’m SO COLD!”

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by Rio Jean Photography

Instead, she guided me to looking my best…

Another favorite by Rio Jean Photography

Another favorite by Rio Jean Photography

…and I can honestly say the last image is my very favorite portrait I think I have ever had of myself.

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by Rio Jean Photography

 

I loved working with Melanie! The best part of our Head Shot Swap was getting behind the lens and experiencing what it is like to be the subject in a photograph. I felt nervous, and giddy at the same time.

This really helped me see how important it is to put my own clients at ease during a photo session. It was such a fun experience and now I can honestly say I know what you feel like when I’m the one behind the camera!