I’ve only had a few times in my life where a photographer made me feel like myself. One of them was years ago when I was photographed by a family friend who’d known me for years. She seemed to be able to bring out the best in me.
But last week I had the privilege to be photographed by Kelly Sauer. We’ve been Internet friends for awhile but we don’t know one another well.
I know I’m the most natural when I’m with people I know very well and I was nervous I was going to be awkward.
But there is something about Kelly, no, there is something about the way about Kelly. Her presence is calming, quiet and beautiful. Something in her made me feel at ease on that side of the lens and seemed to bring out the best me.
I looked at her photos and actually said, “There’s me.”
In a way it’s embarrassing. I’d rather hide behind my words than let someone find ME in a photo. The real me, anyway. But she was able to do it and I love it.
So a post like this is hard for me. The one who would rather hide and “expose” herself through words rather than photos. But I wanted you to see what a master Kelly Sauer is.
Ha! Who knew I would have so much fun getting my photos taken?!
If you do one thing today, visit Kelly’s websites. She’s a wedding, portrait and fine art photographer based in Charleston, South Carolina but will travel pretty much anywhere to take pictures of you and yours!
She really is some kind of amazing.
Do you, like me, hide behind words?