Natural Portraits made simple
Sparking eyes, newly washed hair and a freshly ironed outfit is my best advice when I meet my non-models for their natural portrait session in Ryde.
All it takes to create the smiles in these photos is my canny knack of igniting passion for laughter, silliness and confidence.
Although I took up photography when I lived in South East Asia, it wasn’t until I missed the connection with others that I decided to help non-models feel confident about themselves. Since then a number of friends have entered my world.
Every Spring I feel the urge to pick up my camera again, at first it’s just about capturing moments together. Sitting on the side of a wall as the reflector blows away, pausing next to the tree watching the swan’s wry cackles, moving towards a bench that’s bathed in buttery light.
In time I realised my secret weapon was my ability to connect, support and guide aspiring models into finding their first steps in the modelling world. Expanding my knowledge to make your images a bit more special; my quest is to make you bowled over with your pictures.
It’s not exaggeration to say that I make each person’s pictures a true reflection of who they are. I’ve turned it into an art form. These photos are bursting with shots that capture natural pictures, all in spring-like beauty, and the images are what every mother would love to have of their family.
Portraits that really capture the character of their daughters (or sons).
It’s my personal approach that makes these smiles stand out. I create a warm bubble of support, surrounding them with guidance and encouragement, making them the feel on top of the world. I move away from creating a static likeness of themselves – it’s more about mirroring their inner beauty. It’s my calling.
Facebook ‘likes’ and bragging rights on Instagram is a plus, but my real motivation is the confidence boost a portrait session creates. A great example of how a simple portrait session can turn your life around took place in my favourite Puckpool Park.
I photographed a young teen that had found herself with her father’s old film camera, and after seeing her images on Instagram we met up. Fern bought her film camera and we struggled with the alien controls. We continue to chat on Instagram, sharing stories.
It’s not the easiest thing meeting strangers for the first time. Working with everyday people who want flattering photos of themselves. It takes a lot of time easing them into the session, nurturing natural smiles, guiding them into flattering ways to stand and gently teasing out those genuine smiles.
But it’s worth every second.
For more advice on natural portrait sessions or to book a natural portrait by an Isle of Wight photographer, get in touch and I’ll be happy to help.
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