I am an intern and am extremely uncomfortable with having my photo taken for the company website. I missed the chance to let my boss know this and he expects that I will join the staff to take photos. He has carefully planned a day for when everyone (firm of 12) will be in the office (all interns and new staff hires). In the past my boss has mentioned my shyness/quietness as a flaw so I have been worried that telling my boss about my aversion will further negatively affect his opinion of me. I know that to other people taking photos and having them online does not seem like a big deal/this comes with being a team player, but I have been stressing over this for weeks thinking about my options and the pros and cons for each.
At this point I could 1. just take the photos and deal with being uncomforable/try to forget about it afterwards or 2. try to get out of it by having a 'family emergency' come up.
option one is the most straightforward and in the best interest for me career wise (i may need to work at this firm again later), but knowing myself, i will irrationall agonize over these photos later.
option two just makes me look very unreliable to the employer. My last day of the internship is when the photographer is scheduled to come. I would be missing the last day of my internship...