By: Shea Harris
Welcome Back. Welcome Back. Welcome Back. Lord knows I’ve missed you all! Life has been just busy, crazy and amazing! I’ve been trying to create poppin’ content for you all via blog and vlog. I appreciate y’all for being patient with me though!
So remember a while ago I was talking about Self Doubt and being hard on yourself? Well it’s time to revisit that. Last weekend I had a photoshoot with FulCircle Services, LLC and being nervous is an understatement! If you don’t know by now, I rather be behind the camera than being in front of it (this was not true a year ago, haha)! As a creative, I rather you all see through my eyes than just see me (if that makes sense). Now you’ll see me on SnapChat clowning around, but on other social media outlets I try to stay behind the scenes and capture those around me.
Back to the photoshoot though.
So I had to have my hair and makeup done upon my arrival and three outfits: one to show my personality, one from a local business and one that was business attire. Y’all. I was so stressed. I had plenty of time to prepare for this shoot but just the thought of getting everything in order had my mind racing. I decided to do my own hair and makeup (mind you I’m not a licensed cosmetologist or makeup guru). I was so nervous doing my makeup and told my friend, Girl. Let me know if I look raggedy. I couldn’t be out here representing my brand with tore up hair and makeup!
Thankfully the hair and makeup came out bomb! The other stressful part was taking the pictures though. I always get nervous in front of the camera because I’m no model (at least I don’t claim to be one). The whole time during the shoot I kept saying uhhh I don’t know what to do. I hope this looks okay. In between outfit changes, the photographer allowed me to view the pictures and voice my opinion. Lets just say I continued saying If you like it, I love it. I’m not a huge fan of my soft faces or serious looks. It always comes off too harsh for me. The only thing I know how to do right when I take pictures is to smile (and sometimes those look scary).
My problem is that I overthink how I look. I overthink everything! The pictures would come out completely fine if I just relax and take in the moment. As soon as I hear the lens shutter or see the flash, I stiffen up. I have got to learn to relax and to stop being so hard on myself! Ugh, I guess I’ll let y’all be the judge though. Here’s a look at some of the pics! Feel free to comment or give some suggestions on how y’all prepare for pics!