Location: Private Residence ― Poulsbo, WA Hair & Makeup: Client Provided Client: Megan
The lesser of two evils or the greater? Shouldn’t it be the choice of the client what stays and what goes? My personal game plan has always been to really listen. Listen to her concerns. Her fears. Her excitement. What does she really want to see in the photos? I let all of that guide me towards the perfect edit and shooting style. Of course, because I’m a bit of a ‘body love’ enthusiast, I work tirelessly to create photographs that will help her love what she’s got – even the things I know she’s self conscious about. While a good balance is important, I don’t just avoid those things altogether. If I can help someone find love for a part of their body they’ve become disconnected from, even for a moment – that is the true joy of this job.
For Megan’s shoot, she wanted a more natural feel (which I’m all about) so I focused on simple things like brightening and sharpening her eyes to make them pop and small edits like blemishes and wardrobe clean-up. Then I followed up with an Image Reveal as I always do, where we saw everything on a big screen slideshow and discussed any additional edits. Every client leaves absolutely in love with their images and I hope, a little more in love with their body. I KNOW this process helps!All my love, Dana Kae
P.S. My personal struggle has always been my belly. I’ve been feeling the need to start a daily project of naked self-portraits/details/body parts I struggle with. I want to give myself this gift too and show you that I am really all about this. All bodies are amazing simply because they exist. There is beauty in that. We just have to find it.