So, I recently had some headshots taken. You might wonder why on earth someone like me would need a formal headshot. Actually, there are plenty of reasons, even for a stay-at-home mom. Whether you have a direct sales business, are a blogger, or work with non-profits, you can never go wrong presenting an image of professionalism.
I have on occasion been invited to guest write on other blogs. Sometimes they request headshots to include with my bio. At some point, I decided that cropping everyone else out of a current family picture wasn’t good enough. It was time to bring in some professional help.
I knew of a local photographer whose work I admire. Kalyn Cavalier of Cavalier Photography has an amazing eye for the unseen. She was so sweet to work out a deal with me and the other bloggers of the Women Living in Faith Network.
On the day of the shoot, I secretly wanted her to call and cancel because of weather, or sickness, or earthquake, or zombie apocalypse…anything! I sincerely hate to have my picture taken. So one stormy Sunday morning, we met at a park she scoped out. Much to my disappointment the storms didn’t deter her. Because I am not an artist, it was hard to trust her vision. How can these pictures turn out with such cloudy skies? Ironically, the lighting was perfect!
She kept encouraging us; telling us that we looked like models. As a stay-at-home-mom of two, I find it difficult to take care of myself, and I hardly felt like a model after a sleepless night. Did I mention it was a stormy day? The humidity and my curls were at war! But then she showed me the image on her display. I was floored. She was able to capture the things that I have failed to see within myself. I saw a strong-spirit and happy eyes. I did not see all the flaws I so quickly pick out when looking in the mirror. After that, along with her constant words of affirmation, I grew more confident. I was amazed with the results.
This post is sponsored by: Cavalier Photography
All images were used with permission from Cavalier Photography.