This part of the tour includes...me. As a rule, I'm uncomfortable in front of the camera. I hate it, to be honest. This gets compounded because 1) I am the main photographer in my family of 4, and 2) the fewer photos of myself, the smaller the chance that any of them will be good. Which means I feel like the most un-photogenic person out there!
But, I updated some pics for my Etsy About page recently and had my husband take one of me doing what I love doing best in my studio: sewing.
Here's another, taken by my 5 year old, while we photographed products on the deck. This was in March, but I was similarly bundled just yesterday while planting strawberries. We often skip spring here in Rhode Island and move right into humid summer in late June.
One more with my husband wearing the dress I made recently at Easter. There was plenty of sun in Maryland that day!
So there you have it. Showing that there is a real person behind an online handmade shop is important. Customers want to be able to relate to the artisan who made whatever it is they are thinking of purchasing. I get that, I really do. It doesn't make me any more comfortable to be in front of the camera!
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.