Window Light Portraits in Ryde
Having fun – it’s vital to my photography.
Back against the wall, standing amongst paint pots, ribbons of wallpaper whispering at our feet.
Charlotte’s a firm favourite, a friend of the family who asked if I could take her photograph in a house she’s renovating.
Space was tight. Crouching in a corner I realised Charlotte’s view was not an attractive one – a double chin forming as I held the camera flush against the wall. I couldn’t even see where I was focusing.
Two photographers contacted me this week, seeking advice …. wanting to know my recipe for natural portraits. People forget that I create beautiful portraits amongst the tatters of neglected corners.
The real secret to my photography is my ability to laugh at myself.
Did I help the two photographers who reached out to me? You bet. Both had a two-page mentorship plan, free of charge. Why? Because I believe in supporting others and empowering women.
A third photographer got in touch at the end of the week, “your crop is too tight”. He was right. I messed up. Another friend who’s brave enough to tell me bitter truths and is unstintingly generous with advice.
If you’re viewing these photos and would love a flattering photo of yourself … take time to look after yourself! I’m not talking about visiting a day spa, promising yourself you’ll lose weight or buying a new outfit.I’m talking about making yourself happy.
Start doing something new that you enjoy, discover a new corner of the island and go on a little adventure. Practice a new hobby, get away somewhere, hang out with friends …. spend time laughing. Then your photographs will shine.
The true beauty in these photographs is Charlotte herself … her confidence, her positivity, and her determination to make life happen.
For more advice on natural portrait sessions or to book a natural portrait by an Isle of Wight photographer, get in touch and I’ll be happy to help.
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