“It was great working with Mandy and I’m really happy with the results! She’s very professional; gives great direction but also explores new ideas. Besides, she’s a really fun and lovely person to work with! The photos are coming out great and, all in all, I would love to work with her again. Do book a day with her if you can – I can’t recommend her highly enough. Thanks Mandy!” Central London
Natural portrait session – Islington Portrait Photographer
It’s first thing in the morning and the lovely F. is arriving for her lifestyle session after finding my portfolio on a local photography forum. Naturally everyone is excited and feeling just a little nervous about the photo shoot. The first step is to grab a coffee and get to know each other with. The process starts with a simple headshot to help F. feel relaxed and feel comfortable. The first images are shared immediately – seeing how well the images turn out helps F. settle into her surroundings.
Moving to the upper levels at the National Theatre, South Bank F. can see how beautiful the photos present themselves (even on a rainy day). The neutral walls complete with textured patterns, a cheerful scarf and colourful lips gives harmony to the pictures and emphasizes the playful character of F. – the smile reaches her eyes.
Sitting down for a graceful repose follows next. This is a relaxing and intimate part of the day. Sitting on the edge of the stairwell on the South Bank allows F. to settle into the shoot and embrace the moment with confidence. This is an opportunity to get all those reflective moments, as any nervousness and anxiety has disappeared. The positioning is simple and natural so F. can relax – this is when my clients realise photo shoots are actually fun!
Then it’s off to the bars along the river Thames for a bite to eat. F. really enjoyed the shoot as spending time with a professional photographer is new and exciting, even when you don’t quite know what to expect next. It’s not everyday you have your photos taken against the back drop of the Skate Park!
Summer is right around the corner – if you’re curious how photo sessions work, then call me to see what you can expect when booking your professional photographer.
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