Despite having done a bazillion (which is slightly more than a gazillion) engagement sessions in my career, I still get a little jittery when I do them. Why? Because even though I put on a calm, calculated demeanor while my subjects are in front of me, my mind is ping-ponging all over the place. Have I done this location before? Have I done these poses before? Why are they not laughing at my obviously awesome jokes?Â Yes. It’s that serious. Add in the fact that my subject is also a fellow photographer, the anxiety factor is multiplied a few gazillion times more. They know exactly why I’m pulling one-liners out of my monolithic compendium of awesome jokes, and they know exactly why I’m not a superstar comedian. But nevertheless, they laugh anyway…and I’ll take everything I can get :).