ScottChurch is an award winning
Pennsylvania Glamour Photographer. If you're going to take your
clothes off in front of someone you don't know, let it be
scottchurch. I have said for the past year or so, ever since I
discovered Scott's work (through an entry by the lovely resar, who
had mentioned his gorgeous pictures) I've said that "when I make a
big book deal, I'm having my picture taken by ScottChurch." So today
I had my session with Scott.
Having been a reader of his LJ for some time, I have to say it was
somewhat like meeting a celebrity. After all, this is THE
scottchurch, here, and not only that, but his lovely assistant
Terra! It was honestly like meeting someone famous, because I "knew"
them a bit already and they didn't know me. I'd say they both know
me bit better now. :)
Okay, so I didn't get nekkid. Photoshop might be my friend, but even
so, what would I do with naked pics of myself? Really. They might
sell more books...or not. Anyway, no I didn't get nekkid, but I did
strip down to underwear.
Remember, I said Photoshop is my friend. Ahhh, the magic of wittling
away the unwanted bulges and curves, the stray Brooke Shields'
sasquatch eyebrows...yes. I love it. Scott edits some of the photos
right there, so it's like magic watching him work to smooth wrinkles
and whiten eyes. Not only are the pictures he takes great right off
the bat, but he "fixes" them even more.
I'd like to say that I'm mostly okay with the fact my face has lines
and I'm not uberskinny...but when you can make those things
disappear subtlely, and not make yourself look like a different
person, well, why not? Sure, there's a lot to be said about
airbrushing models to make us women feel inadequate, but trust me my
sisters when I say this: if you have your picture taken and someone
CAN make you look better, well, heck. Are you gonna say NO?
If you're going to take your clothes off in front of someone you
don't know, let it be scottchurch.
If you haven't checked out The Art of ScottChurch, please do so,
now. When you've finished drooling, please return to this entry.
I have said for the past year or so, ever since I discovered Scott's
work (through an entry by the lovely resar, who had mentioned his
gorgeous pictures) I've said that "when I make a big book deal, I'm
having my picture taken by Scott Church." It helps that we live in
the same town. :) So. The deal's been made. Even if Harlequin
doesn't want to use my purty face on the back of my books, I wanted
some good author photos to use for publicity, my website, the backs
of books...and just because. I wanted them.
I like having my picture taken. I am never happy with the result --
I'm too critical of myself to be really happy with the way I end up
looking -- but I like being made to feel pretty and like a princess,
and have someone fussing over me. So today I had my session with
I got to his studio about 11 am and left just before 3 pm, and it
was some of the most fun I've had in awhile. Not quite on the level
of Thunder From Down Under, but then, I was the one taking off my
clothes, not him. :)
The atmosphere was casual and fun, but also very professional, and
Scott clearly knows what he's doing. In all the photos he shot --
and I came home with all of them today, due to the wonders of
I have to be honest and say there's not a bad one in the lot. More
than a hundred shots and not a closed eye in one. Oh, sure, I'm
pulling a few odd faces, but then, that's me. Terra assisted me with
my makeup. Thinking on it, I'm not sure why I didn't do my own,
other than again, it's like having someone make you look better than
you make yourself look. So why not?
And then we started the pictures.
And we talked. About erotica. About art. About "those words."
Innuendos were made. Pictures were shown. Clothes were removed.
I even got to meet Scott's wife. Lucky, lucky man! Surrounded all
day by beautiful women at work AND at home!
So there I am, in my scanties, taking pictures. I didn't feel
awkward or anything, though those shots are probably the ones I like
least. They're wonderful pictures, don't get me wrong. I just don't
like looking at myself in underwear. Even so, I'm glad he took them,
because I felt good while they were being taken. It was a great
So now I have to write a book about a photographer named Scott. Heh.
HEH!!All in all,
if you can work with Scott, I say, DO IT! His prices are more than
reasonable, and the pictures he takes are simply gorgeous. Even if
you're not. And he makes you feel like a princess, really!