Every time I shoot, I try my hardest to get a few good behind the scenes images. Even though I'm a photographer and I love the final outcome - getting to show what is actually going on during a shoot is one of my favorite things.
Being photographed can be extremely intimidating. The other day I had sort of a similar experience. I was at a conference in Boston where there were tables full of people trying to sell you things. My colleagues and I walked up and down the rows until one gentleman approached us and asked if we'd like a charicature drawn of us. It seemed like a good idea so we all took a seat and he began drawing. I can't tell you how strange it felt to sit perfectly still and to try and not make direct eye contact with this man drawing me as a cartoon. But in the end, he was seeing me in a different way than anyone had before and the result was pretty awesome. (I'm on the bottom right)
My goal is for everyone to be comfortable, feel beautiful, and have a great time. Sally and I have shot together a few times now and she was just the best, we always have a phenomenal time and create some pretty awesome images.