My Turn to Be On the Other Side of the Camera

I’ve been putting off getting my own headshots done for a long time. I wanted to grow my hair out, I wanted to lose a few pounds … on and on were the excuses for why I wasn’t ready. I finally caved and coordinated with Melissa Jones Photography after I did her family portraits in November for a late December session of my own.

I figured since I should practice what I preach to my own clients and started to prepared for my photos accordingly. A few new outfits were a must, well maybe not a must. Ok, I confess that was just an excuse to go to Ann Taylor and The Limited and do some shopping. I had a hair appointment already scheduled with Ashley at Michael David Salon in Westerville for a day that worked with everyone’s schedule. I started going to Ashley earlier this year and I just love what she’s been able to do with my unruly hair. I have a crazy, unruly mop and she always works her magic on it!

Next on the list, makeup. I typically don’t wear much, so I opted to have it done professionally for my headshots. I especially wanted to get my makeup done after seeing how great Melissa looked for her photos. Mary of Mary Elizabeth Color was great and stopped by right before my session to do my makeup for me. If you’re planning on having your makeup done prior to your portrait session, I highly recommend Mary. Her prices are great and she does a wonderful job as well. I’m so happy with the end results and a lot of that had to do with my pre-planning and prep before the session. Melissa captured a great variety of headshots for me and these are my two favorites!

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  • Ellen {Kalamazoo MI photographer} December 30, 2010 - 10:57 am

    You look gorgeous! Melissa did a great job, and I love the hair, too!

  • Blessed Life Photography - Liberty Missouri Photographer December 31, 2010 - 1:02 am

    You are gorgeous! I love them!

  • These came out great! We all need to get our portraits taken every now and then, if for no other reason then to make sure we spruce up our look!

  • It is definitely harder to be on the other side of the camera. Everyone should capture professional portraits of themselves and families because time is precious, children grow up and we grow older. Each stage of life is unique and should be captured into lasting memories!

  • Pam Moss January 4, 2011 - 11:37 pm

    Well, look how cute you are!

  • Karen Kulin January 6, 2011 - 6:00 am

    You’re beautiful! I had no idea what you looked like and with portraits like those, you should be plastering them all over the place.

  • Darlene Cates - Friendswood Texas Photographer January 6, 2011 - 2:37 pm

    You are lovely! I need to try and do this some time soon!

  • Stephanie McFrederick January 8, 2011 - 8:50 am

    Your so pretty! Love your hair.

  • Arnold M. Wilson January 13, 2011 - 10:21 am

    I would like to say that for each a photographer is especially interesting to feel how to be on other side of the camera.

  • Denver Photographer January 24, 2011 - 11:21 pm

    With my fiance being a makeup artist i understand how big a difference great makeup can make in head shots.

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