Upon meeting my senior client this past Friday morning, he asked that I not share any images on social media. I reassured him that I have the utmost respect for privacy and promised not to splash his images around….BUT, I will use the session images later… like…in a year or two from now when he could care less about being in social media. Kinda along the lines of “been there, done that” feeling. I get it. I value my privacy as well and only put out and cultivate the social media story I want to portray. I call it the “airline conversation”. You know, only discussing certain topics with the person next to you while in flight. Privacy has become all to valuable and I’m happy my clients can express their boundaries when it comes to their images.
With the invention of social media, I think privacy has gone by the waste side for some. When you think about it, if you’re constantly on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat, sharing anything and everything, you’ve pretty much taken the mystery out of who you are. That means you’re an open book and I’m not sure that’s a good or bad thing depending on who I’m talking to and how you use social media. Which leads me to the main topic of this blog post, privacy. It matters. It matters to you. It matters to me.
Upon signing the model release, I always let every. single. parent. know I don’t parade their children or families around, revealing their identity by using their name(s) or tagging them in a photo I’ve put out in social media to leverage my business. I gladly had over your images and let you share what you want. Respecting privacy has been one of my key ingredients that propels my business forward. Hand to God. A little bit of a courtesy goes a long way!
Portraits are soul capturing and deserve to be protected. I got your back.
Oh…how sweet was this momma to lay out snacks, fruit, and water to keep us going during our session. Had to take a photo….Love it!