Once I had convinced my parents to invest in senior portraits, I began my extensive research into who I wanted to be my photographer. I looked through portfolios of many photographers before finally settling on Gina. I was drawn to her artistic style, modern take, and amazing use of light. And throughout the entire process, I became more and more convinced I had made the right decision. Gina was there every step of the way, from choosing outfits and booking makeup and hair to the final photo selection, which took place in her cozy and beautifully decorated office. She never made me feel pressured or uncomfortable. I admit I was a bit nervous going into my shoot, as I had no past modeling experience. But Gina was the perfect blend: she was supportive and encouraging, but wasn’t afraid to take risks. As we walked down the path during our shoot, she would stop in some seemingly insignificant corner and exclaim “Here! The light is perfect!” She just knew. I came out of this experience with ten breathtaking photos, and by the end my parents were thrilled with their decision to undergo this process. I believe that when it comes down to it, the clothes and the shoes and the hair and the makeup matter, but it is a photographer like Gina that makes the difference between a pretty shot and a jaw-dropping one.
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