Looking through the celebrity portraits section of her website, I couldn’t help but wonder how she handles the nerves. Like a champ, she replied with, “A little bit of nervousness is good since it helps you to be prepared. Making sure everything is in order and double-checking everything!” Adding that the second she steps on set, something happens and all of that nervousness disappears. If you feel your client is at all nervous, her advice would be to be open up about it and ask what you can do to make them feel more comfortable.
Sometimes that might mean asking people to leave. When shooting a celebrity, there can easily be 15 people standing behind her, staring at the monitor. That can make both the photographer and the person in front of the lens nervous. So, she’s come to a point in her career that she just turns around and says, “Hey, can we get some privacy?”