Perfection is overrated.
As a photographer, I have always loved capturing candid moments and genuine emotions in my photos. But as someone who has always struggled with self-confidence and vulnerability, I have also found it incredibly difficult to be on the other side of the camera.
For years, I avoided photo sessions and always made excuses for why I couldn't be in the photos with my loved ones. I was too self-conscious about my appearance, worried about how I would look in the final photos, and just overall uncomfortable with being in the spotlight.
But something changed for me two years ago. I realized that my fear of being vulnerable in front of the camera was holding me back from capturing meaningful memories and truly being present in my life. I also realized that my lack of confidence was not only impacting me, but it was also depriving my loved ones of having beautiful photos with me in them. So, I made the decision to be vulnerable and embrace the opportunity to be in front of the camera. And let me tell you, it was not easy. I still had all of those insecurities and doubts creeping up in my mind as I prepared for my photo session but I pushed through them and tried my best to let go and just be myself.
And you know what?
It was such a rewarding and empowering experience. I was able to connect with my photographer on a deeper level and share my story with them. I was also able to capture beautiful and authentic photos of myself that I am truly proud of. Being vulnerable in a photo session was not easy for me, but it was so worth it. It allowed me to let go of my fear and insecurities and embrace my true self. It also allowed me to create meaningful memories and connections with my loved ones.
I encourage anyone who may be feeling self-conscious or hesitant about being in front of the camera to take the leap and be vulnerable. It may be scary, but it can also be incredibly rewarding and empowering. You never know what kind of beautiful memories and connections you will create.
Don't be afraid to be yourself. Embrace your imperfections and your unique beauty. These are the things that make you who you are, and they are worth celebrating. The next time you're in front of the camera, take a deep breath and let your true self shine through. You'll be amazed at the beautiful and meaningful photographs that result.