I know, crazy, isn’t it? Here’s the story.
I was after a wonderful friend of mine for years to get her portrait done, we’ll call her Jane. There was always some reason not to sit for a portrait. Most of the reasons you’ve heard me say before: she needed to lose weight, she wasn’t photogenic, it just wasn’t a good time, her hair needed to grow out. Her husband and my best pal, Jack, wasn’t much help to me. He just couldn’t see the value in a portrait. There were a lot of more important things to spend money on, and they already had casual images of Jane anyway, so no big deal. So we never made the time.
About a year ago, on a Tuesday morning, Jane had an aneurysm. She was gone later that same day.
I talked to Jack a few months ago. He said, “You know, I have a bunch of pictures of Jane: Disneyland, Europe, family gatherings. I don’t have a beautiful picture of her. I don’t have one that shows me “her”, the real her. I don't have the picture. I’d give you $50,000 right now if you could come up with one for me.”
I really wish it wasn’t too late. For you, your partner, your parents, your kids. For posterity. For history. It’s that important.
GET YOUR PORTRAIT DONE. NOW.
Because the world needs another blog like........... well, we just don't.
Nevertheless, I shall herein attempt to impart a few tidbits that I may have picked up in the last six decades. And likely why most of them haven't worked.