Easter Photos in my Isle of Wight Living Room
Ellie’s session sums up everything I love for photography – confident gazes, honest expressions and the delight in sharing beautiful images. It takes a lot of nerve to get in touch with a professional photographer – not knowing what to expect is unsettling and feeling a little out of control is nerve wracking.
Ellie’s growth during the session amazing, she knew how to style each wardrobe piece and jumped right in to offer creative suggestions. From tweaks to her jewellery, to suggesting different positions, Ellie pushed me to create images where she looked natural, elegant and honest. She made me a better photographer and everyone on Facebook have heaped praises on her photographs.
Excitement always keeps me awake the night before the session and I was eager to try out my new toy (the lovely new backdrop – what do you think of it). Taking expressive photographs is important to me, I want mum or dad or even gran to say, “that’s a beautiful photo!”
Once the session starts, the fun takes over – giggling over the perfect image, laughing when I get the picture right first time and squeezing ourselves with delight over what we have just created. Time soon runs out and that I one thing I’m proud of, my sessions are getting shorter and shorter, simply because I have streamlined my portrait sessions and distilled them to the essence of: meet, greet, create gorgeous images and say good bye with high fives, all in just over an hour. Quality over quantity – I have high standards and always expect the best (from myself and my models).
Ending on a high is paramount – I want my new friends to leave feeling that I’ve taken the best pictures ever and feel surprised at how much they’ve learnt. My clever tips and tricks work on professional shoots, as well as selfies at home. Sometimes photography is about reinventing yourself, I had girls get in touch after a disappointing life event, whilst sometimes they want to celebrate who they are with self-affirming images that speak of their true selves.
Huge thanks to Ellie who jumped in to help me design a new setting with my backdrop. I adore these photographs and hope your wishes are fulfilled.
I’m happy to share the kind of tasty tips that other photographers keep as their trade secrets. Be sure to dip right in and share how I can help you today.
Amanda Herbert | Isle of Wight
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