I know that having your picture taken can be a dreaded process.  Honestly, one of the reasons I became a photographer is so that I never have to be in front of the camera.  We all, to varying extents, have a little PAS (Photography Avoidance Syndrome).  I love to keep my shoots light and do my best to make you forget the camera is even there because that is when the magic happens.  You are no longer posing and instead you are letting the camera see the inner you.