Isle of Wight photographer Amanda Herbert
Lovely Job Amanda. Gorgeous lady, Gorgeous tones and for want of better words you could have stole part of her soul and displayed it beautifully.
As soon as I greeted Charly on my drive, a warm and friendly smile burst forth as she called out, “halloooo.” She’s like sunshine in the winter. Without a doubt, Charly’s fond friendships and dedicated professionalism are cemented with her adoring relationship with her partner. Charly’s the sort of gal that supports her friends, trusts people to make the right decisions and stands by others without judgment. My type of pal.
What does it take to have a natural portrait bursting with life?
Sometimes it’s easier said than done and truly, honestly do you want people questioning your judgment?
It’s easy to say …. go and do it … don’t wait to feel good about yourself … don’t wait for the holidays or when you’ve had your hair done. And certainly, don’t wait for someone to give you permission.
The truth is the below photographs sum up two self-confessed professionals that consider themselves high performers that might, just might, be a tad critical of themselves.
Speaking for myself, I’ve spent years trying to perfect certain lighting patterns, posing styles or processing edits in Photoshop. And yet, what I return to again and again, is the first photograph in this blog post.
A portrait that expresses happiness and joy, one where my sitters look confident and at ease with themselves and, by gum, Charly has that in spades.
You see, most people have this unspoken resentment that successful people or high performers don’t get nervous, or scared or overwhelmed.
Honestly. We all go through the same self-doubts and nagging uncertainty that leave us fearful to try something new … like a portrait session with an Isle of Wight professional.
Luckily for me, Charly’s curiosity won over her fears. So when I invited her over to my Livingroom Studio in Ryde a little slice of magic happened.
Charly is elegant, accomplished and unintentionally charming. I’m thrilled with how Charly’s vitally radiates from these photos and I hope she loves them too.
For Isle of Wight portrait photographer Amanda Herbert, it’s all about expression and laughter in her portraits. As the premier headshot photographer in Ryde and the Isle of Wight she works hard to make the sessions easy going and fun. Known for the genuine expressions she captures in her natural portraits and helping camera-shy women create portraits in a relaxed manner.
Contact her Seaview homestudio to book a session.
Booking for February, 2018
Amanda Herbert | Isle of Wight