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Writing + Photography

Memoirs and musings of Darius Bashar. Toronto portrait photographer and writer, in pursuit of all things real, raw and intimate. 

Why It's So Important to Feel Nervous Before A Photography Session

“I am so nervous!”

This is actually the number one thing I hear when people call or email me to book a HEARTshots session.

Believe it or not, I LOVE hearing this. Seriously.

When I find out my client is nervous before a photography session, it gives me so much confidence and comfort. It’s not because I’m a cruel person who likes when people feel uncomfortable; it’s because YOUR NERVOUSNESS tells me 3 very important things about you:

1) Your nervousness tells me that you’re willing to be real and honest with me.
2) Your nervousness tells me that you are brave. Because it takes courage to tell someone you just met that you are having an emotional experience.
3) It tells me your emotions are activated, which is a wonderful thing because it means your heart is waking up.

Today’s Tip Tuesday video dives into why I think it’s important for you to embrace your nervous feelings, why your nervousness is actually a part of your authentic self-expression.