What’s a photographer to do when she has to get her photo taken? Panic! (What should I wear? Do I need a haircut? Why is my hair so blonde? Why didn’t I work out more this summer?) Instead of taking my own advice to portrait clients, I wore white! and black! and horizontal stripes! But I felt ok about it, because I was in good hands with my high school buddy/soccer teammate/superstar photographer, Malcolm Brown. Mac is quite a talent and luckily agreed to do some shots for my website, blog, and marketing. I wanted them to be sort of casual, fun, and candid…just very “me.” The shoot took place at his Brooklyn studio which is housed in the very cool Invisible Dog Art Center. In a dreamworld, I’d have a studio in this great co-op type place. (In this fantasy, all of the artists hang out, sip coffee, and inspire each other all day long, though I’m pretty sure that never happens.)
I’d been tense about having a headshot taken. Maybe it even brings back a little anxiety caused by the dreaded “Facebook” at my high school. Yes, it was really called that. The Facebook could make or break your entire year, and I still cringe about my freshman year photo…trying to hide braces? Never a good idea! But unlike the student facebook, a college i.d. photo, or a dreaded DMV license image, in this situation we were able to take several images and choose my faves.
Being in front of the camera was a refreshing experience; it put me back into the shoes of my clients. I’ll admit, it can feel a little awkward! Here are a few behind the scenes shots, including my glam time in front of the big fan! Check out the final choices on the About Me section of this page.