Take amazing portraits.
Portrait photography needn’t be complicated or confusing. Below I’ll share how we get great results without fuss.
#1 – Capture the uniqueness of your outlook, life and loves
Find a photographer that understands the uniqueness of your personality and can honour the connections you have with friends and family.
#2 Beautiful settings
Choose a location that is near to your home, is a place you enjoy visiting often and reflects your outlook on life. Where you want to meet for your custom portrait experience is totally up to you. Consider somewhere convenient – close to where you live or work. Outdoor locations are perfect, they invite natural expressions, especially near parks, lakes or beaches. You might prefer the comfort of your own home. Most importantly, pick a natural spot that fits your relationships, style and outlook on life.
#3 Share your vision
What people want is simple – photographs that make you smile every single time you look at them. Communicate with your photographer ahead of time – where you intend to hang your portrait or who is going to receive the images as a present. This will help the photographer prepare for your experience. Arrive early and look forward to the experience. Your photographer will work hard to make an occasion of it.
5 ways to create relaxed portraits:
- go for a walk – this create natural posture
- lean against rails – this is a natural gesture and can hide tummies
- tweak your ear ring, watch or head band – this gives your hands something to do
- read a book – holding a novel and reading aloud creates genuine smiles
- hum a song under your breath – your eyes will light up as you smile to yourself.
How I’ll look after you
You will be greeted with a warm handshake, a welcoming approach and a broad smile. Look forward to enjoying yourself with your loved ones whilst participating in one of your favourite activities – we’ll jump right in so as not to loose momentum. Our goal is to create something ‘real’, a portrait that means something to you .
There is nothing better than seeing pictures that you’ve made – portraits that reflect an honesty in the way others see you, captured forever.
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I hope you find these tips helpful and that your next natural portrait session on the Isle of Wight is a hoot. I’d love to know which tip you think is the most helpful.
I’ll be posting more ideas next week, see you soon, Mandy