This is my friend Brooke, she *hates* having her photo taken, and I wanted to photograph her for this reason. For most of my couples, their first time getting a professional photograph taken is when we meet up for their engagement session. I hear comments like “I’m not photogenic!” or “I feel awkward in photos!” and try as I might to convince them they’re going to look awesome and not to worry, they still worry. It’s ok, that’s normal.
I wanted to photograph Brooke because I’ve never heard someone hate on photos of themselves more than her. I wanted to show her that she indeed looks kick-ass in photographs. I wanted her to see herself the way I see her.