MKP: Behind the Camera

Previously on Melissa Koren Photography, NH Photographer …

No, wait, that’s not right.

But, a little bit ago I shared with you a post about the headshot exchange I participated in with my spectacularly talented photographer besties during our #retreatyourself in VT.

I tried to resist.

I tried to hide in the background. Which is sort of impossible in a house in the middle of nowhere with only 4 other people ??‍♀️

Even though I fully trusted and revered the women taking my photos, I wasn’t sure I would want to use any of them.

I’ve never been so happy to be wrong.  

Nobody is born being good on camera. It takes practice.

Here are things I’ve told myself.  And I’m guessing you’ve probably tried to tell yourself.

  • I’m waiting until I lose 10, 20, 30 lbs to get professional photographs done.
  • I never know what to wear in photographs.
  • I feel self-conscious stepping in front of a camera.
  • I try to avoid having my picture taken.
  • I never take a good picture.
  • I always look like I have a double chin.
  • I’m just not photogenic.

So let me say it again –

Nobody is born being good on camera, it takes practice!

The experience was fun and there are actually A LOT of images of myself I’m excited to share.  Say what!?

Many, many, many thanks to Carla Ten Eyck, Ashley Pizzuti, Lindsay DeDario & Kate Hunter for these images! ?

NH Photographer post by Melissa Koren Photography. You can see my work online at and also on Facebook and Instagram! If you’d rather contact me directly, please email me at


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