How to choose a model photographer
Have you ever thought about modelling?
What is a Professional Model Photographer?
There are many women and men who are attracted to the possibility of having a beauty or body confidence session that makes them feel like models for the day. And working with that all-important professional model photographer is key. As your model photographer, I will always offer a helping hand in arranging and coordinating the smooth running of your shoot.
What should I look for in a Model Photographer?
When looking for a model photographer, you should look for someone who produces flattering lighting and knows how to use it. This will help your photos look their best. You should also look for a photographer who is experienced in posing models and knows how to make them look confident and attractive.
Most importantly is their ability to support and encourage the people they work with. A modern model photographer is often compared to a magician, calming nerves, posing expertly, guiding the models thoughtfully, and providing a great experience.
While some model photographers rent studios, others use Airbnb rooms, I prefer to work at your home or from my Seaview Studio.
The trend of female photographers is increasingly focused on celebrating each person’s unique beauty by highlighting their qualities and skills, rather than simply taking a pretty photo.
You’re interesting (& beautiful) to me!
What to typically look for in a model photographer:
- A consistent style of photography going across their portfolio
- Recent reviews from real clients
- Integrity over social media
- Someone you ‘gel’ with (hint get on the phone)
- Artful editing in Photoshop (no fake filters please)
- Mastery in flattering posing
- Have your friends worked with them?
Why Female Model Photographers are better (sort of)
A feeling of comfort plays an integral role in producing jaw-dropping modelling photos. These 2-hour sessions are exhilarating (and a little tiring, too).
There are many different types of photographs you can create, which include: headshots, beauty, boudoir, body confidence, fashion and magazine inspired. Having a female photographer makes the process of discussing clothes, makeup, hairstyles, and changes of outfits a lot easier.
It’s important to note that men, too, can seek female photographers for portraiture. However, I’m frequently up-to-date on the latest photography styles and trends because I’ve been selected and hired specifically for my expertise and know-how in women’s portraiture. See my reviews here.
Every photographer is different and will offer varying forms of modelling advice and will be quite different in their approach due to their experience, outlook and artistic expression.
If your model photographer strikes up a bond and gains trust with you, model photo sessions are fantastic experiences. As I work with aspiring models one-to-one, I often spot how I can support your outfit choices, explain how to pose naturally and step in to combat those niggling nerves with discretion.
Advantages of hiring a model photographer
- Celebrate your successes with a life-affirming, ‘here I am!’
- Boost your confidence
- Relish in feeling like a model for the day
- Kick start your career
- Apply to modelling agencies with confidence
- Fantastic portfolio of images to share on social media
Top Tips for Hiring a Model Photographer
- Research, research, research
- Find the time to talk to your top 3 choices
- Speak to friends who’ve worked with them
- Make sure you’re on the same page (do you like the images in their model portfolio?)
- Ensure you’ll enjoy their company
- Check their recent and archived reviews
If you are interested in finding out more information on hiring me as your model photographer, please call me on +44 (0)7719316609 or use the email below. I’ll contact you to speak more in detail about your modelling aspirations and answer any questions you might have.