Everything about this -- from the first word to the ultimate conclusion -- resonated for me. I'm a photographer and the biggest secret I've learned is that getting a great photo has little to do with equipment or background or how many followers a photographer has. It's whether or not a photographer can make a client FEEL comfortable, beautiful, connected and in the moment. I tell my clients all the time (when halfway through the session they say, "how is it I'm having such a great time?!") that I learned long ago: if they aren't having a great time they won't be getting shots they love. THAT is my true job. Making a connection -- in writing as in photography -- is the secret. Thank you for sharing this and I love your author photo!