Central London – a review of a professional portrait photographer
Meet Isabelle L’Amour, founder of The Blue Moon Revue and Isabelle L’Amour & The Lovehearts LINK. In 2012 Isabelle L’Amour won second place for her solo performance in the Ministry of Burlesque’s ‘Battle of Burlesque’ and soon after found herself organising a troupe of fabulous ladies, ‘The Lovehearts’ (January 2013).
Since her arrival she has been nominated ‘mother’ for the group, cementing her rock solid belief that life is for the living. Under Isabelle’s discerning eye the girls find themselves booked most weekends on the Isle of Wight, Brighton and further afield.
Isabelle got in touch after seeing my posting on twitter and I’ve enjoyed hearing about her bookings for hen nights, summer festivals and Burlesque clubs in London.
Isabelle’s career began on the Isle of Wight, when she was looking for a portrait photographer in Ryde. A Sandown lass, she’s proud her troupe is increasingly in demand and her calm, confident and focused approach is pivotal to the ladies’ success.
Our goal for this portrait session in London was to create a more polished, professional set of images that could be used as head shots, promotional material and photographs for social media sites.
Isabelle projects a sense of calm amongst her troupe and conveyed this assurance during the photo session. Once we’d narrowed down the perfect location to suit her sense of vitality, we talked about what outfits would be appropriate for a Central London dancer’s portfolio.
Soon it was time to jump right into photographing Isabelle, so not to loose momentum.
Far from being fazed by the cyclists watching our portrait session or the haphazard cobble stones that threatened to trip us over. Isabelle relished the spontaneity of a portrait session in Central London. Part of enjoying custom portraiture is embracing the session without the worry of feeling self-conscious.
It’s really rewarding to see the look on a client’s face when they peek at their portrait on the back of the camera. It means when you present their final prints and pick your favourite photograph to share on FB LINK – you feel proud that the photographs encapsulate their personality, as well as their likeness.
During the portrait session I wanted to bust the notion that portraiture has to be a challenge. I worked hard to delight Isabelle with her final prints and wanted her to feel proud to share them with her beloved troupe.
I didn’t want Isabelle to feel like we’d missed capturing both her stage persona, as well as the confident business women, so we took the time to get to know each other during the session in choice corners in our elegant location.
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