I've been doing a lot of thinking. Mostly about why I do what I do.
As a photographer, most people expect me to feel so comfortable in front of the camera, but truth be told. I don't. It's easy for me to pose you when I can see you from the lens of my camera.
It's hard to show up, to be seen, and it makes me feel vulnerable. I know I'm not the only one because almost every one of my clients say the same.
And I tell them the same things I had to tell myself to take this.
"You deserve to be seen, as you are. Don't you dare shrink yourself or hide from the lens."
So what's stopping you from showing up?
Crystal McMonnies is a fine art, fashion, and editorial photographer based in Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR. She creates custom, styled sessions for clients, and is passionate about capturing love, and wild, emotional stories for women, couples, families, and badass boss babes.