I've always been a serious person, even as a child, I felt the need to keep a straight face and a stoic persona. Practical jokes and pranks never really resonated with me, and getting pinched for not wearing green on St. Patty's day never generated a giggle or playful laugh. Is it supposed to? Instead, I've always resorted to what I can only describe as a "collected" demeanor, which is certainly not a member of the "fun" family.
Ironically, I'm an improv comedienne often laughing and attempting to be hilarious on stage. As a member of several professional networking organizations, I'm constantly meeting new people and smiling and laughing my way through conversations. I suppose there's a time to be serious and a time to be fun.
Photo-shoots are a serious business, lighting, angles and other external elements all make it a pretty interesting endeavor. Much to the above photos' chagrin, I'm actively trying and learning not to take myself too seriously. Are you?