Ryde sunset and beach vibes with Devine
Unusual times! Sitting here with my laptop thinking about mum’s birthday it slowly dawns on me that all the events, occasions, and celebrations I was scheduled to enjoy in and around Ryde have been canceled.
I’ve missed two birthdays, one funeral, and a long-awaited homecoming from a much-loved nephew who has been traveling the world. All of these life events are documented through photography and of course, most portraits are really snapshots of someone’s personality, their laughter mid-guffaw infecting the whole group until everyone is laughing without knowing why.
After all, how natural is it to want to record moments in time, especially when the world will remember what they were doing during the pandemic.
As an expression of life and loves, people’s feelings, and relationships, photography is a portal into a shared event or moment where people came together. Our memories of people we loved and lost, all come to life when we see a portrait of them in a given time, remembering fashions, music, moments, and significant people.
A portrait can reveal home truths, the distilled essence of who someone is, and how they really felt – the very thing photographers most hope to capture.
Those thoughts come back to me as I review Devine’s portraits, she’s best known in London for a completely different genre. “Oh no,” she confessed, “I was worried when you asked me not to wear makeup.” My goal was to achieve a stripped back simplicity that reveals Devine for who she really is.
And that’s what makes me different from other photographers. Nurturing slow smiles from camera-shy women, gently coaching confident businesswomen (and gentlemen of course) to smile like they’ve heard their favourite joke, drawing people out of themselves with patience and grace.
People come to me when they need to change something in their life: wanting to meet new partners, the joy of bringing a baby into the world, launching new products or websites, excited authors publishing their first book, sending a CV to an ambitious new role. My photography has been a doorway to new chapters, a catalyst for change and I can help you move forwards too.
If you’re the kind of person that enjoys photos that reflect your personality – this enjoyable session might be just the ticket to help you decide what portrait experience you’d enjoy. I hope these articles help your decision and give you the jump-start you need!
- Learn about my supportive approach to headshots
- See more of my work as a portrait photographer in 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
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Amanda Herbert | Isle of Wight