Ok, the photos are done. A week from today I should have a CD with all the photos in both color and black and white for me to look at. I am to choose five or six and those will be edited. I will make my final decision from there.
Having a real photographer doing the photos should be exciting. I was excited until we started. Doing the photos was awkward. I had a hard time just relaxing and going with the flow. To get the shot I think I want, I didn’t need to smile but I didn’t want to necessarily look mean or mad. I don’t consider myself very photogenic so I am anxious to see what a real photographer can do with me. I rarely like the family photos I have of me but they portray my life and they are what they are.
I loved that he was able to capture to essence of what I want my cover to look like. He was able to stand outdoors and take pictures of me looking out, took pictures of me from the inside looking out, etc.
So let’s keep a good thought that I will happy with the first go round and not have to repeat it. I am leaning toward a black and white cover photo. My mind may change when I see the color versions as well. So much to do and so many decisions to make.