Portsmouth Portrait Photographer
Want to know something surprising about Holly?
She loves chickens and names them after coffee drinks.
Latte (because she’s the cutest).
Which sums Holly up perfectly – beautiful, obviously, but funny, clever, and creative, too.
Amanda works very well with people, understands when you may nervous, and finds ways to ensure you feel relaxed throughout the shoot. What does this create? beautiful natural-looking photos which you would be very happy with. I had lots of fun and highly recommend Amanda Herbert Photography!
We walk towards Old Portsmouth; the worn archways invite us to discover their secrets, each corner a new adventure.
Graceful curves, evocative of romantic stories, become the backdrop to our discoveries.
The first surprise?
A mutual friend.
Holly dances with Alexia whom I photographed last year at the South Bank Centre (see what mum said about her photos).
The seagulls laugh at our antics. Rifling through Amelia’s suitcase enticing us with vintage clothing, the session begins.
A straightforward request, “I don’t have any pictures that represent *me*, but your portraits will do this!”
A simple start, I ask playfully, ‘tell me about your childhood friend’.
Somewhere between sharing our stories, searching for the perfect backdrop, and laughing as the impish wind creates our own Marilyn Monroe moment, something special is created.
Holly’s a calm, thoughtful presence.
Our session finishes with a hug and a smiling farewell, Holly returns home to the heart of her family. The truth is, a camera is just a tool, Holly’s personality shone brightly throughout the session, her willingness to embark on new adventures made the journey.
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