I needed a new headshot. Like fellow CFBC attendee, Jill Anderson, mine was old.
But, unlike Jill, who hired a professional photographer, I had my husband take a picture of me with my iPhone against my office door!
Did I know I should find a real photographer? Yes. But time kept passing, and my picture kept getting older. So I slapped the iPhone pic on my website. While it was better than my super-old shot (in which I was probably holding a beer) – it was still a shoddy picture taken with an iPhone, by my non-photographer husband. It’s like generic ketchup in a land of Heinz. Noticeably crappier.
So when I heard the incredible Evi Abeler was doing head shots at CFBC, for a ridiculously affordable price, it was a no-brainer. Her schedule filled up quickly, and I snagged a slot. I was nervous, but my CFBC roomie, Liesl Wiederkehr, had a slot right before me. We went together.
I dislike being in pictures. I pretty much hate every picture that’s taken of me. Yet somehow, I don’t hate this one.
If it weren’t a picture of me—I’d actually really like it! And that’s because Evi Abeler is awesome.
She’s obviously talented – but beyond that, she made me feel comfortable. She provided guidance and instructed me on how to pose. I had so many shots to choose from—I couldn’t believe how much Evi accomplished in such a short time! When it was over, I checked my watch. 10 minutes on the dot! Professional, sweet and prompt!
I think I might dye my hair purple, just so I have an excuse to get more headshots and work with Evi again. She loves her work and has a major gift. What a cool experience. Thank you, Evi!
Think you can have your husband take an iPhone picture of you? Think again. After my 10-minute glimpse into Evi’s work, I know now how ridiculous that was.
Did you get a headshot from Evi at CFBC? Post the link here!