Natural headshots for your online presence
A great profile image on your dating profile, Twitter feed, or LinkedIn page is eye-catching and speaks of who you are, inside and out. The people on this website contacted me because they didn’t want boring studio shots, those days are out!
What’s in? Expressive headshots you love to share.
Choose a photographer you trust – find a professional that inspires you. Do you like their style? Have your friends recommended them? What do people say about them (see my reviews here)?
If you like how they capture expressions and personalities, chances are they’re a good fit for you.
Pick the things you love – surround yourself with clothes, accessories, and perfume that makes you feel good. Meet in a local coffee shop and find a location that energizes you. Think outside the box – a library, a park, an outdoor market. Put on your favourite tunes as you get ready and find your inner goddess.
A professional photoshoot is an investment. It’s time to have fun and capture your essence. Make this a fun experience and you’ll have the confidence to be yourself in front of the camera.
Be in the moment – easier said than done – but what have you got to lose?
An experienced photographer will make you feel at ease and capture great imagery effortlessly. Put your trust in them to see the real you. Everyone has a story to share, shout it loud and clear – your story, your life, your personality.
By the end of the session, you’ll be surprised how quickly the time went and feel excited to see your portraits. Proud to show them to the world.
Get what you want – maximize your session by asking the photographer to capture a variety of shots. It’s always better to have a mixture, so you can decide what suits you best. Here’s a quick checklist:
- close up
- face only
- full body
You’ll have plenty to choose from and a gallery of 20 images will offer plenty of options, without overwhelming you. Remember your online presence may have a different feel to your print media, check if the photographer offers a print license with your digital negatives (example).
What will you do with the photographs? At the start of your portrait session, spend time talking through your options with the photographer. If you want the photos for a dating website, plan to have natural portraits with lots of outdoor scenery, if the images are for a business profile, you might want a tight headshot in an urban location.
You’ll want a variety of expressions to pull out of your tool kit in the days ahead. A serious article in a magazine, no problems you’ve got just the right photo for that. A friendly newsletter launching a new product now’s the time to use your cheerful portrait captured outdoors.
Invest in a good photographer and you’ll have a wonderful array of photographs that feel just right.
So go on, quit delaying, and get rid of that iPhone selfie. Take a deep breath, channel gorgeousness, and just do it. You’ll be happy you did.
I produce stylish portraits for modern women that are neither cliched nor formulaic. The portraits in my portfolio are full of character and detail, captured during relaxed sessions that are ever-practical and fun – so they are easy on the purse strings and appreciated by couples or families too.
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.