We all have rough days. Sometimes, those rough days also happen to be on Picture Day.

It’s the kind of morning when I’ve overslept, had to skip breakfast, and spilled coffee on my shirt. I think that, just maybe, I’ll get to sit down and take a breath when I get to my desk, but then comes an endless stream of interruptions, stressful meetings, frustrating phone calls… and now they tell me I’m supposed to smile for a photo session? Unbelievable!

Don’t give up just yet, though: getting in the right headspace is THE single most important thing you can do to make your photos turn out great. So, when I’m in a photo session and it looks like someone’s having a rough day, I sometimes like to sprinkle in a few jokes. Sometimes, I’ll get a good laugh, and other times, you might just be surprised that I’d tell such a terrible joke, but hey, if I’m doing the job, I’m going to at least try to bring a bit of fun.

If you’re in a funk when it’s picture time, try thinking of a favorite jokes–or even try telling one. Or, ask someone to tell you a joke. Or, think about something that you find funny or heartwarming. Whatever it is, if it makes you feel even a little bit better, it’ll come through on the lens.

A few of our go-to jokes to lighten the mood at a photoshoot…

Q: What do you call the baby of an elephant and a rhino?
A: Elephino.

Q: How do you find Will Smith in the snow?
A: You look for the Fresh Prints.

Us: What’s a pirate’s favorite letter?
You: [usually we expect a response of, “…R?”]
Us: No, it’s the C!

Q: Why does Snoop Dogg carry an umbrella?
A: Fo’ drizzle!

Q: Did you hear about the farmer who won an award?
A: He was outstanding in his field!

Have More Fun at Work. Get Awesome Professional Headshots.

I believe that photography should be fun–not just for me, but for you, too. I’m all about making things fun, easy, and as stress-free as possible, and I’ll tell you as many goofy jokes as you want to hear, to make sure you’re having a good time. I’m here with Team Upswept to take the time, energy, and hassle of your company headshots off of your plate, and to make you and everyone in your business look good in, and feel great about, your professional photos.

If you book a group headshot session, you can grab a special offer at the level that’s right for you. The people who make your business special should feel like they’re special, too. Book a group or corporate headshot session now, before they’re all gone.