How to get ready for a portrait session with a professional photographer
I spend quite a bit of time making sure I understand the type of photographs my new clients want. I share ideas through emails or over coffee brainstorming ideas, seeking out versatile locations close to home and suggesting what to wear to make their natural portrait sessions come to life.
Look at the images in this blog – I loved being there every step of the way, from the rough idea to the final print, shared with family and friends.
Ask for your photographer’s welcome pack
Most photographers will have a session guide or studio magazine, very often these e-books are emailed to you during your first enquiry. Expect to go through your welcome pack with the photographer and let them guide you through the experience.
Define your needs
You probably already have an idea of the type of photograph you want – maybe a table top print for grandma, a canvas on the wall or a simple head shot for your social media profiles. Use pinterest to collect ideas or email over an example of what you’d like to achieve.
Share your hesitations
If you are feeling anxious about standing in front of the camera, let your photographer know. They will show you the best way to stand for your body shape and how to achieve flattering angles that make you look natural and relaxed.
I want my portraits to look …
You’ve probably already answered this unconsciously. Email your London photographer with one of the below descriptions:
- fresh, modern, fun
- playful and fun, with all the family smiling
- natural, relaxed, candid
- timeless elegance and classic looks
- the love between my family