Do you remember back when you would walk into a photo studio to take your family portraits or when you and your friends would take pictures together to give to everyone?
The process of choosing where to go and how the pictures would come out was part of deciding whether or not you got your pictures taken there. Similarly, as photographers we use your photos to showcase what we can do for someone like you, a potential client, their friends or family members. The idea is simple--people always want to see what they'll get before they decide.
Your photos allow other people just like you see themselves in your shoes. They get to visualize themselves in that dress or tuxe walking down the aisles, getting ready, or running around with your kids whatever the day might entail. These images become your story and they become a future story for others to view, love and want to share with you.
Often times, people say they'll look awkward and don't want others to see their photos even before they see their photos and sometimes even before they even book a shoot, event or wedding. Your photos should be shared and loved.
In the creative industry, we are very keen to want to showcase our work in hopes that others will love it as much as we do and relate to the work we have created. In my business, I've been very lucky (knock on wood) to have such amazing clients that have been very transparent, loving, and understanding of what it is to be photographer and running a photography business. Your images help us keep working, they let others find us and hire us to sustain a business.
If you're part of the LGBTQ+ community, your photos should be shared, brought awareness to and enamored with so much love. Even if you're not in the LGBTQ+ community, they should be shared just the same. Your love should not be covered, hidden or kept secret.
In case you're wondering, when working with me, your photos posted privately for you to view, download and share at your discretion for the first week of delivery. When I blog here, I don't post all of the images only the super cute ones that tell your story and give your story justice. (If you want to see how I deliver your digital images, click here to see a quick tutorial.)