You know how you can sense when there is a “real” ness about someone? When a man walks into my studio for his headshot session and within his wardrobe choices is a pink shirt.
Half way through our session, I asked him to pull up his sleeves. I saw a flash of pink on his wrists and without really getting a good look, I jokingly complimented him on his pretty pink bracelet, as I was half looking through the lens. He paused for a second and looked down at his wrist. I stopped and stepped away from the camera and really got a good look at what the pretty flash of pink was that I just complimented him about.
“My wife is fighting and winning…everyday. This is is my daily reminder of her strength”.
With that I held my breath for 5 seconds and just smiled. Of course, I couldn’t resist asking him if I could get a shot of him showing those bracelets off, and without any hesitation he held his wrists up and smiled.