When I sent @jetsetwithjeannette
these new edits of her photos we took when we finally met, she said, "I almost look like an Angel." Awwww, shucks! If that's not the best compliment you can receive from someone you photograph, I don't know what is.
I'll tell you this, as a photographer who is serious about being professional, timely, courteous, and above all, not a creep, some of the best compliments I receive after giving a friend their photos are when they change a profile pic to one of my shots, posts them on IG, and of course, recommend me to others.
Gestures and compliments go a long way in boosting the confidence of artists. If a person takes the time to take your photo, share it, promote them, tell people about the experience. Above all, say, "Thank you!"
What's the kindest compliment you've received on a photo of you or one you have taken?