Faking Confidence, Hack #1

Confidence on Camera Hacks!! This week I will share my top tips for "faking" confidence when you're in the studio!???


Hello everyone!
This week I had a shoot with someone where confidence in front of the camera was an issue. This beautiful and successful woman came to me because her boss told her that she needed a new headshot for a website update.
She came to me not because she wanted a portrait done but because she was told she needed it. This situation happens a lot, and I want to highlight it because when someone comes to the studio for someone other than themselves, there is always a breakthrough that needs to happen before I can create images you will love!
Today and over the next few days, I want to share some tricks we use to "fake" confidence in the studio.
Today, trick #1, we want you to remember who the eff you are!
Usually, when someone comes into the studio because they're told to - that person doesn't prepare. Before every shoot, I send you a ton of information on how to prepare, what to expect, and what to bring. When those prep materials are overlooked, I can tell that you are not excited about the prospect of having your picture taken. That's ok! We can get you there!
Our first trick when this happens is to ask questions while in hair and makeup. I want to know what you do, why you're here, and what your boss is specifically looking for. Then what are you looking for?
I ask about your family, your friends, and your life. I want to know who you are so that I can better understand how to speak in a way that will bring true expression while we shoot. 
This little conversation goes a long way toward understanding who you are. It helps me, but it also helps you! We all have something we're passionate about. When we bring that front of mind, we start remembering how awesome we are. When we speak about the things we love, we do it confidently and feel like the authority on that subject. 
Getting you excited, even if it's not necessarily about the shoot, is the first step to getting genuine expression and body language when we start shooting.
So who are you? What do you love the most in life? What gets you excited? I would love to start a conversation about everyone's interests! Tell me in the comments!
Thank you so much for listening to this today. You all are fantastic and I can't wait to share more tomorrow.