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encouraging natural smiles in your portraits
Having a fun-filled portrait experience is a breath of fresh air. The worry of having to grimace “cheese” is no longer a reality. It’s a phrase that has become part of the collective memory and the command rarely generates heart-warming portraits. For many people, spontaneous smiles and custom portraits goes hand-in-hand with a benchmark event or chapter in the family history.
People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile ~Lee Mildon <<< Tweet this
Like welcoming a new member to the clan or the return of student teenager from university. A great family portrait invites you into their life – it reveals a great deal about the people in the picture through the location, style of clothes and expressive gestures.
If you’re looking to book your portrait experience, learn all about creating natural smiles in your portraits.
Ways to create a great portrait …
Tip 1 – Have a natter
Talking, singing, dancing – this will show your true character, not simply a likeness of your profile.
Tip 2 – Share your hopes
The secret to genuine expressions is the connection you make with the photographer. Knowing you can trust them with your portraits, your stories or your mishaps will open the door to honest, thoughtful or frank expressions that reflect who you really are.
Tip 3 – Laughter
Or belly-laughs, giggles, chuckles or quiet smiles that reach the eyes. A great portrait will show all sides to your character and a good photographer will know how to elicit these (tips on how to feel comfortable).
Tip 4 – The gift of time
Allowing yourself time to plan and prepare for portrait session will pay dividends – a rushed session won’t do you justice.
Tip 5 – Honesty
It’s important you have a sense of trust and confidence quickly, an accomplished professional will be able to make a connection with people time after time. Ask to complete their questionnaire.
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