Recently I wrote a post called Photo Shoot for Online Profile Picture. My friend Dana Leigh Snidecor-Hauser has taken all of my professional photos for the past 15 years. I am a huge fan of her work.
The photos she took of me in April were excellent, but there were things wrong on my part. First and foremost, I spent the night with girlfriend Valerie (About) the night before. We stayed up until 2:00 am. When morning came I was disorganized and had no time to wash or style my hair! I hurriedly applied my make-up and was unfocused and frazzled by the time I got to the shoot.
One of the first things Dana said to me was, “Go wash your hair! It has no shine!” Mind you, Dana is my friend, but this was a professional gig for her. I had my hair cut the day before and Dusty uses a lot of product 😌. In Dusty’s defense, my hair looked awesome when I left the salon.
Dana also told me to do some lip exercises, apparently my mouth wasn’t smiling freely enough!
I showed Dana the clothes I brought for the shoot and she decided she had better style me. The printed silk sheath dress is something I would absolutely own. I am not so much a hoop earring girl, but the full ensemble has special meaning to Dana and it made me happy.
Before the photos above were taken, I posed in Dana’s studio, in front of a black backdrop. I wore a navy blue wool crepe dress, embellished with off white crewel work, that I borrowed from Valerie. This dress makes my heart sing. It originally belonged to her Russian mother-in-law in the 1940s.
I love these photos, but then I started to redesign my new theRoomStylist.com business website (updated site coming soon) and the colors in the photos above clashed or fell flat with my new “About” page. Dana, my photographer, lives in Southern California and I live in Seattle, so another photo session anytime soon wasn’t an option.
Stay tuned, I will explain how I shot my own professional looking selfies in the next post, which is called “10 Tips For Shooting Your Own Professional Looking Self Portrait”. In my humble 😉 opinion, it’s a good one!
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