I really enjoy helping people feel better about themselves. Being a photographer allows me to get the best out of them when I shoot. People frequently focus on a lot of perceived negatives during a portrait session. Problems they have with their appearance, they always surprise me, normally a tiny little thing nobody would notice. Folks also get hung up on attributes that frequently others would kill for.
This beautiful lady was a relaxing after a “formal” shoot with another photorgapher. We were talking about her hair of all things. Very much like my wife she is blessed with very beautiful, naturally wavy hair. Now of course she was complaining about how hard it is to manage.
This is something that always surprises me. I always see the beauty in everyone I shoot and frequently they don't themselves. For example women with beautiful shiny straight hair want curly hair. Women with voluminous curly hair see straight hair and want that. And women like my wife and this lovely lady with vibrant naturally wavy hair are not happy with it either.
I told her how my wife handles it, basically she washes it and then lets it air dry, and never ever brushes it! I always thought it was weird my wife didn't brush her hair until one day I offered to romantically brush it for her and it turned into an afro of sorts!
But I digress, I convinced this lovely lady to embrace the volume in her hair. Isn't it beautiful? She has a lovely smile of course too but her hair is so beautiful. I posed her and we took a few different shots to capture a relaxed headshot emphasising her natural asset, her hair.
So are you happy with your hair? I hope so, love the skin or hair you have been blessed with.