Not just liked it but loved it.
No matter the lovely feedback we'd get about the photographs, it always came back to the same thing: people loved working with us.
The problem is, as a creative, I am a tricky mix of confidence and insecurity: and while I honestly like being liked (well, who wouldn't), I wanted people to love my images above all else - even if they didn't particularly like me.
Okay, I exaggerate a little. I don't want people not to like me (that would fuel a whole heap of other insecurities) but the point is that I wanted to be known for my craft as a photographer.
And the more that people said they booked us because they liked us, the more I worried I wasn't any good as an actual artist. So we sought advice from a well-known trainer and coach who, somewhat wide-eyed, couldn't believe the story I was telling.
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