So, why the before and after? First off, nothing we as humans love more than a transformation. While that definitely plays a role in it, that’s not my main reason. My intention with the before and after photo is to remove an excuse. It’s easy to look at any of these glamour photo sessions and say that any of these women probably wake up looking this way, or have a leg up on us somehow genetically. NEWSFLASH! Supermodels don’t even wake up looking this way!
I have yet to photograph a woman and think, “Wow, I really hope hair and makeup does the job.” NEVER. Honestly, I pull up befores and you know what I say? I say, “Man, I wish I looked that good without makeup!” I am proof that there is always a chance to compare and try to put yourself down. I’m working on it. In fact I agreed to let a photographer friend do a similar session for me when she visits this summer. Stop making excuses right this second and get on my waitlist.
Today’s Simply Beautiful model is Sarah. I met her when we lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Ironically, her and her husband, Brad had just moved there from Colorado just like Mitch and I. They got to move back to Colorado not that long ago as well. Sarah is also a photographer (she’s been doing some awesome styled children’s sessions). Allow me to let you in on an ironic truth. Most photographers want nothing to do with being on the other side of the camera. I think it’s because we get used to being securely out of the frame. Being on the other side of the lens can be an anxiety filled idea. Sarah started off nervous, but after a couple of frames, just like most women, the nerves melted away and inner supermodel came out. (For the record, I caught Sarah’s before just as she sat down to start hair and makeup. She is not Batman, she doesn’t normally wear a cape.)