I have been in your shoes. I know what you are going through. I am the worst client ever. Truth!
I want the same things you want. I want to look thinner, I want to look younger. I agree that it can feel awkward. I don't know where to look. What am I supposed to do with my hands? I ask the whole time if my arms look fat or if my tummy is rolling. I asked my "personal" photographer to come into the studio to assist me on a shoot. After the client rocked through her shoot, I stepped into the sets and tortured one of my best friends. I think it is important for me to do this for a few reasons but the largest being that I need to know how you feel. For all the 100 tiny little steps it takes to get you into a pose, I need to know how they can go wrong and how to correct them and why they aren't working and how they can be adapted to your figure. The desire to feel beautiful and comfortable in our skin is universal. I truly believe that all women are beautiful, you just need permission to step into that power. The permission and a great photographer who is there to guide you can do wonders for yourself esteem. Melissa Butscher of Melissa Butscher Photography has done this for me a few times over the past few years couple years. I love getting the opportunity be able to share this experience with you. It wouldn't be fair of me to ask you to show up and be vulnerable without knowing how scary it can be. The best part that we can't share unless you book your session is how crazy empowering it can be to see yourself in a different light!