Hi Internet Darlings!
It's so lovely to see you. I'm back from vacation and raring to go! I decided I'd start with something new for me since I have all this excess energy to burn. I've been doing professional photo sessions since the beginning but writing them up here on the blog felt different for some reason. I decided to start how I always do, with research (lady nerd alert*).
So I spent some time checking out how other photographers do these things. The truth is, in 2017 - there are a lot of things happening that none of us received training for and we are all looking around just trying to figure it out. So I looked. I asked Dr. Google. I asked my friends who have been in the business forever. And then just to be safe I asked my husband.
And after my research was done, I gave myself a little lecture. I said "Leanna Bre - only put the professional shots up on the web. Those other shots you took will be our little secret."
That's what we do to ourselves isn't it? We say, the part i am showing of myself should match the part of other people that they are showing. We make ourselves smaller - women especially have been trained to do this. We celebrate our strong beautiful unique selves and then sometimes we just get so tired we lay down and beg to be the same as everyone else.
But then I thought "NO!" "NO LEANNA BRE! You photographed this day like YOURSELF not like anybody else. And Leanna Bre that means you showed up early and did shots with the client at her kitchen Island and hung out in her bathroom while she got ready and talked favorite beauty palettes and exes and then you drove together to the professional site and you did the professional thing and you did it damn good and then you called her best friend in and took some cute bestie shots cos you wanted to and they wanted too and they deserve something for their instagram and then you all laid on the floor and took deep breathes cos you had all just showed up and it was scary and awesome and you didn't know if the pictures would be any good or not or if you would just have to cry and come back next month and try again.
And maybe that's normal or what everyone else does and maybe it isn't and WHO CARES?
So here it is. This is how this head shot session went. And if you ever book me to do your head-shots, I'm sure we will do it differently. Maybe we will cuddle with your dogs or release balloons in to the sky or drive to the ocean. I don't know. Call me and we will find out together.