It seems like these days we hardly talk on the phone. Technology has made it really easy to communicate instantly over text and messenger apps. Well I am pretty old school but with a new school twist. **Is this a rap song?!?** To my friends and families dismay, I often FaceTime or video chat. I love the personal connection and being in the moment with people. Text messages leave a piece of someone out of the conversation. I like to carry that human connection over to my clients as well. I always list my phone number so clients can reach me easily and they can connect with the person behind the camera and photographs. I am an emotional photographer so it is really important that my clients feel comfortable with me. It helps to break down the walls and not feel like you have the paparazzi following you while you're trying to be in the moment.
The point of all of this is R called me when he wanted to book his session! I was so happy and excited! We chatted and scheduled our pre-session consultation for the next day so we could meet face to face and plan his portrait session. He had been following me on instagram for some time and loved my work. **I almost cried when he told me that, I was so taken back.** R was about to move off island and wanted to do a fun shoot with his bestie and have portraits created for the both of them. He also wanted to memorialize his time here on Guam. He has worked in the fashion industry for many years and wanted something more urban. It is always fun planning sessions that are created for the client. It doesn't allow me to have a comfort zone and gives me the freedom to get creative. I was able to use a lot of different architecture and urban elements to add to their session. R + S are definitely friendship goals. They came to their session stylish and were ready to have fun and fun is what we had. I love that at the end of my sessions, I feel like I have gained another close friend.