How about a little look behind the scenes today?
As you all know, I've been working on something a bit out of my norm lately- glamour photography. I'm intrigued by the makeup, the posing, the retouching- all the things that go on behind the scenes to get the shot.
So many of us women are filled with dread when we look at pictures of ourselves. I'm sure you know what I mean. That little notification pops up on facebook that says someone tagged you in a photo and you have to prepare yourself for what you are about to see. And then it comes up and everything you are self conscious about hits you like a ton of bricks. I hear it all the time- "I don't like my nose," or "my arms look fat in that photo." Heck, I often have those same thoughts when I see photos of myself.
See that's the thing about photos. They are a frozen moment in time. If you were just talking to someone you probably wouldn't notice the tiny bumps on her skin or the bags underneath her eyes. But when you sit and examine a photo these things can become glaringly obvious
That's where I come in. With a glamour session, my one and only goal is to show you how beautiful you are. I want you to see yourself as everyone else sees you. I will help with your hair, makeup, and clothing in order to highlight everything that is so great about you. We will choose backdrops, create flattering light, and pose you in a way that really showcases you- not your so-called flaws.
And yes, I will retouch your photos. I will add a disclaimer here though- I will not use photoshop to make you look like something you aren't. I won't slim you down to the size of a toothpick or perform virtual botox on your face. I will, however, remove some of the things that aren't permanent, like the "I haven't slept in a week because of a toddler sleep regression," bags under your eyes, or the stress induced zit that popped up as soon as you started to think about voluntarily stepping in front of a camera.
So with all that said, let's have a look into what goes into retouching a glamour portrait. I created this video while editing photos from a recent session with my good friend, Angel.
Now doesn't that make you feel better?
So let's erase that fear of the camera. Let's be confident and proud, and let's exist in photos. Because someday, that's all our children or grandchildren will have of us.
When's the last time you had your portrait taken?
If you would like to schedule a glamour session with Mikaela Joy Photography, please contact me to schedule your free consultation.
And keep an eye out on the blog to see the rest of the photos of this session.