Women and Children
Nicole, Thanks for sharing your wisdom and experiences with us. You are an inspiration and living proof that women can and always will make great photographers. This is especially true when photographing other women and children as the subject, I imagine, will relax far quicker.
On the subject of emotions and photography, I believe that history is full of examples of highly emotional artists, male and female. Personally I believe that the trully best work is done by people with an emotional nature and that the act of creation, for most of us, is an emotional experience. At least I hope it is.
An Emotional Male