I was a shy person wanting to peel back the different layers to myself.
I had been thinking about shooting with Ben for months after I saw that one of my friends had shot with him and the photos were, fire. I was just out of college at the time and preparing for my first try at becoming the next Miss Maine USA.
I was nervous, because, I had never shot with a real photographer before... headshots at school do not count!
I was nervous initially because I wasn’t sure that I was fully prepared and knew what to do, but after 10 minutes my jaw was dropping because I couldn’t believe was ME on the camera screen. Ben made it “effortless to be me!” I thought to myself, I’ve got this and that I can’t wait to look at these photos when I’m 70 years old!
He makes you see your confidence even before a photo is snapped.
Ben made sure I already knew that I was confident, even before a photo was snapped. I had the ambition and drive to win and never give up regardless if I was going for a pageant win or any other challenge that I faced in life.
He allowed me to keep believing that I could win and do so WITHOUT GIVING MY POWER AWAY. That simply by being me and giving it my all I could succeed.
Since the first shoot, I never wanted to work with anyone else. Even throughout my reign as Miss Maine USA 2015 - I never did.
My 3 Takeaways
"The Shoots are High!! You don’t want them to end. Or you can’t wait to go back and let everyone see this new light inside yourself. It’s Awe-Inspiring. "
Friendship and encouragement alongside photos that will last me a lifetime. I grew as a woman throughout each of my sessions and challenged myself above all. Thank you Ben and Bianca – you both are shining stars!