So far my first three photo shoots this year have been head shots… which is way more exciting for me than for the person I am photographing.
Typically I get some pretty big groans and grumbles and usually the common expression, “I hate having my photo taken,” comes out.
And I say, “Yes, me too, and so do most people over the age of 10.”
But then we talk about other things… favorite foods, best vacations, what crazy things their kids said this morning, and before they know it we are all done.
And that’s when I hear, “Well, that wasn’t so bad after-all.”
About the author paige green
Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.
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You are the only one who I would let do my head shots. You can make even me look good. You are also good at getting folks to relax and enjoy.
You are fantastic at bringing the best out in people. For sure.
Gosh, I know the first two people in the shoot, I spent two days up at the West Point Inn with them. Small world indeed!