Final portrait photography for 2018, Ryde
Do you spend too much time faffing around? We all do when there is something we’re worried about. In the photos below, I spent a lot of time talking about styling, light and other niggly bits as a way of procrastinating.
Despite my eagerness to photograph Chloe, the more I delayed starting the shoot the more I limited my progress. The amount of time we worry is directly linked to our failures – the more we focus on our anxiety, the more fear of failure will control you. Anxiety thrives on our worries and has nothing to do with our success.
Which is why I advocate empowering women. It’s a fact. If you could just treat yourself with the same kindness you offer a good friend, it would make a huge difference to your confidence.
Everyone is hungry for beautiful photographs and hope to feel the creative synergy where a portrait is crafted to perfection. My best advice? Take control of your worries and trust your photographer.
It might not feel like it, but fear is not hardwired into our personalities. We learn it through social media obsessions; unhealthy comparisons and unrealistic expectations. Anxiety does not have to be YOU!
Committing to a portrait session, saying “yes to me” and deciding to acknowledge the nerves and not allowing them to control you is easier said than done. But it can happen. If you let it.
Working with Chloe was a huge confidence boost and improved my happiness tremendously. She’s everything I admire: intelligent; kind; funny and hugely loyal.
Despite my bumbling through the portrait session, Chloe was patient and supportive and I feel her intelligence shines through in these pictures. So I’d like to finish this post saying, “thank you” to Chloe and wish her all the very best in life and business.
To help you move forward I’m sharing these helpful posts from previous years:
Amanda Herbert | Isle of Wight