I got my photos taken by Sam Venezia Photography!
It was incredibly nerve-wracking because I normally am the one taking the photos. Anything remotely close to this is when I hand my camera off to a friend or my family. But even then I have complete control over the end result and what actually gets edited of me. So this was a foreign feeling. Sam has always been a photographer I looked up to. She is incredibly talented. I knew I wanted to get my photos taken by her.
I was in my head the entire time.
Always thinking I looked terrible. Like she’s going to go home and think this was the worst session she ever did. I would understand because my expectations for myself aren’t all that high either. I would apologize and never bother another photographer again.
Boy was I wrong.
I literally cried. I couldn’t believe my eyes. This was me. Completely uncontrolled and at the mercy of another creative… and I was fucking beautiful! My hair that I fussed over was barely out of place. The makeup I wore went amazingly with the dress. THAT DRESS. It made me look like a goddess and fit me flawlessly. I’m so incredibly happy I didn’t get into my own head enough that I didn’t go through with this.
If you are reading this and are on the fence about getting your photos taken I highly suggest it!
Whether it’s by Sam, or me, or whoever else you know that takes photos professionally. Everyone deserves that moment. The feeling of being invincible and like who you are is enough. Sometimes the only way to see what others see is to let them show you.
Below are links to Sam’s Instagram and Facebook. As well as the dress!
Dress Rental From Me: COMING SOON
Dress Purchase From Reclamation: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WeAreReclamation?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=799684787x