I tend to stay behind the camera. I have all the excuses for avoiding my own portraits: I’m too busy. I look tired. I’m in the process of allowing my natural hair color (black & white!) to grow in. Maybe I’ll be in better shape next year. When I thought about that, I realized that I was waiting to be perfect to exist in portraits.
My friend Milena Perdriel, a photographer with a studio in Paris (MilenaP Photographe), recently helped me with this. I booked a short corporate portrait session with her at the end of a week-long work trip.
Did I still feel all of the things I mentioned above? You bet. But Milena made me feel welcome and comfortable. She reminded me of my own message: Don’t let waiting for perfection become a habit. Life is happening now. You’re valuable and beautiful now.
I am so happy that I exist in these photos. Now I get to look at these portraits and remember this busy time in my life, this wonderful trip doing the work I love with amazing people. Thank you, Milena!