When the photographs arrived I was very apprehensive about looking at them. I had a quick look and noted down seven images that stood out as OK. I then left it a while and looked in more detail (this worked for me as otherwise I can become hyper critical of myself – focussing on the negative rather than appreciating the whole image). I looked through them a third time with my daughter to check I had picked the right ones. It feels odd looking at yourself in photos and seeing yourself as others see you! The images received were not ’touched-up’, bear this in mind.
I spoke to Andrew about the images I had chosen and he guided me through the images best suited for my needs e.g. close-ups for LinkedIn and work, images suitable for my creative pursuits, what works well in black and white and colour. I would really recommend you do this as I gained lots of insight into the images which really made me understand the decisions I’d made. We discussed what ’touch ups’ the photographs needed. I wanted to look like me but look the best I could look within reason!
I didn’t want to be airbrushed and perfected like the cover of a magazine (don’t you just hate that when you don’t recognise the celebrity on the cover!) so I discussed what could be done with Andrew (brighter teeth, colour balance, tidying up stray hairs etc) and the final images received looked natural and professional.