Transferring your professional headshot photos to social media sites like LinkedIn (see mine) is the first step towards unlocking your social profiles on the web. Hiring a portrait photographer to take approachable portraits with confident smiles is easier than ever.
Work through these simple steps
quick preparations for your natural portrait session
1. Spend less time troubleshooting and more time enjoying your digital photos Take time to look through the categories on this website where you will find endless inspirational ideas and lots of handy information to make your dreams come alive.
What’s more once you’ve booked your natural portrait session, you’ll spend less time worrying about standing in front of the camera, confident that you’ll be enjoying your digital photos in no time at all.
2. Make an appointment to speak with your photographer Now is the perfect time to get in contact with a professional photographer – emails, texts, skype and good old fashioned chats in a coffee shop.
Ask them what benefits they can offer you such as consultations, welcome guides, what to wear style guides and advice on make up for photographs. These 3 questions will reveal everything you need to know about your portrait session.
3. Scrutinise their client reviews For a truly honest account of what your photographer can offer. Look through their portfolio (start with the last page on their blog), independent review sites and whether their posts on social media sites are positive, friendly and professional.
You’ll quickly understand if they’ll dedicate themselves to you and discover their capabilities during a natural portrait session in London.
4. Get all the details right Whether you’re looking for a mini session to update your profile or a social media package to get digital prints. It’s a good idea to get all the details ahead of time – look through your contract, welcome pack and copyright notice. You don’t want any surprises later.
As you leave the house make sure you have the photographers telephone number, map to your meet up point and a spare lipstick and umbrella in your bag. Believe me you’ll be glad you packed both.
5. Be yourself and have fun Forgive yourself for feeling those first time nerves. Acknowledge your jitters and then move on. Be true to yourself, let yourself relax and get to know the photographer.
Remember the goal is to spend time enjoying your portraits hanging on your wall, adorning your walls and wowing your friends on Facebook.
I produce stylish portraits for the modern women that are neither cliched nor formulaic. The portraits in my portfolio are full of character and detail, captured during relaxed sessions that are ever-practical and fun – so they are easy on the purse strings and appreciated by couples or families too.
For more advice on natural portrait sessions or to book a natural portrait by a London photographer, get in touch and I’ll be happy to help.