Choose your portrait photographer with confidence
A women’s first professional portrait session is a momentous occasion.
Your heart swells with pride as a glance in the mirror for the final time. But for a brief moment, the sight of your outfits, snug in the sports bag, has left you rather emotional.
Finding the right photographer is a little like starting dating all over again.
If the above rings true, then you are not alone. Modern women have long been asking the same question.
It’s important that you choose the ‘best fit’ for YOU, someone that will have the patience, thoughtfulness, and care that you’ve put into getting ready!
3 approaches to ensure smooth sailing during your session
The idea of developing a fruitful relationship with your photographer might seem a tall order. However, the expectation of smooth sailing is perhaps the greatest hope of prospective professionals when booking a professional photographer on the Isle of Wight.
Call your photographer and ask them these 3 questions:
Question #1 Location
“Where do your sessions take place?”
Ideally, you want to arrange a session near to your home, has good transport links and is close to coffee shops. Ask for a pre-session consultation so you can share your style and convey your hopes for the session. You want to leave the meeting with an excellent understanding of what locations will work for your lifestyle.
Question #2 Clothes
“What shall I bring to the photoshoot?”
Photographers often have their own vision of what makes a good portrait. Sharing ideas of what to wear for your lifestyle portrait will really help you prepare with confidence. Co-ordinated clothes really make a difference to the final outcome (choose one neutral colour with a single colour pop). Whether you like a natural, laid back look or preferred to be glammed up, ask your professional photographer to help you look your best.
Question #3 Fun
“How do you make it easy for people?”
A professional photographer should provide a memorable experience, one where you walk away feeling energized and happy. Every photographer will have their own approach to working with individuals, couples, or families. Trust your instincts. If you’ve got to this point, you are ready to book your session. Arrive ready for your session prepared for full-on fun, complete with laughter.
Want to join in? Check out the helpful posts below:
- Learn about my supportive approach to headshots
- See more of my work as a headshot photographer in the Isle of Wight
- Check what I enjoy producing in my home studio, Ryde
- View a typical beach session by Ryde pier
- Read about headshot photography pricing and check availability
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, your thoughts on the blog, and all things photographic! I’ll be posting more ideas next week, see you again. Mandy
If you’re interested in trying this for yourself, I’m only a phone call away: 07719316609
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