Have fun with it – how to create natural smiles in your portraits
learn how to create happy smiles whilst feeling in control of your portrait session
In a busy life, you don’t need to be reaching for a 2-shot espresso. That’s why in an increasingly complicated world it’s nice to know that planning your portrait session is nothing more than a day out in the park to meet your professional photographer.
There are no cheesey smiles, no static poses and certainly no cliches with matching tops.
In this article, I’ll explain why my philosophy for success is all down to remembering it’s the simple things in the end that work the best – having fun on the day.
What’s the secret to a beautiful natural portrait?
My philosophy is to trust your senses. If you fall in love with a location close to home or a hobby the family enjoy doing together, use it for your session. Mix things you love and you will be rewarded with a welcoming home full of beautiful images that become part of your family’s’ story.
Planning, communication and fun
Good portraits are created with clever planning, exchanging ideas and a willingness to have fun. Choose 1 location that offers a great variety, tell your photographer where you like to spend time and let them narrow down the options.
Keep it simple
These are my secrets for ensuring beautiful portraits time after time. I always choose locations that make it easy all round, I’ll guarantee we can enjoy:
- easy transport links
- a coffee shop
- comfortable loo stops
- fabulous backgrounds
- wet weather contingencies
Ask for a session guide
Experienced photographers understand the benefit of working with the client ahead of time – the more you understand what to expect and how photo shoots work, the easier it is to relax and enjoy spending time with your family. Ask to see yours.
Pick up the phone
Trust is a big part of what you buying when looking for a portrait photographer on the Isle of Wight. Call your chosen professional today and ask them:
- what happens on a photo shoot,
- how many years have they worked professionally,
- how do they help clients get ready for a session and …
- can they share their favourite session?
By staying true to these principles, I ensure a truly wonderful experience. I custom each photo session, from the beginning of the shoot right until your items are delivered. My goal is to personally look after you every step of the way. That way I know you’ll get a service that is second to none.
Let me capture a meaningful day in your life.
Mandy Tel: 0789 862 1187