What is the most common mistake folks make during photo shoots? I think the biggest mistake is making it stressful or worrying about it. Don't sweat the small stuff. If we are doing a photo shoot on the beach it is guaranteed your 2 year old will eat fists full of sand and 'ruin' their outfit. They will look adorable regardless. It's ok that you wanted to lose 15 lbs prior to your appointment date (and didn't), you are beautiful just as you are. If your son woke up and decided he would wear NOTHING other than superman underwear and his cape to the photo session. Perfect. Bring him in just like that. I prefer to document the beauty in the imperfect.
Best advice for a nervous boudoir client besides alcohol? Avoid alcohol unless you think your droopy 'i've been drinking' eye lid is sexy. haha Loving yourself. Having confidence. That is what sexy is, and it shows in the photos. Remind yourself how fabulous you are, give yourself a slap on the ass, and get out there and 'smize' the shit out of that camera. Make me proud ladies.
What makes a super magical family picture? A magical family photo, in my opinion, is one that conveys the love the family has for one another. I always end up preferring the family photos that are candid, and in the moment. Everyone who shoots with me knows I'm a sucker for forehead kisses and 'schnuggling'. I want my families holding hands, snuggling, playing, laughing. Just being themselves.
I am constantly dragging my clients to various 'magic' locations, like the magic TREE! or this magical ROCK! Everything seems magical to me when I'm setting up a shot. I get really excited. I love my job. Lame. I know.
Why are you so awesome? I suspect that I was, in fact, born awesome. Sarcasm and sass contribute to this as well.