Instamgram, iphones and automatic settings aren’t the answer to everything. Even after you’ve grabbed a quick shot for your FB profile, it might not give you the stellar results you were hoping for.
Many professional photographers provide full experiences – not just pretty pictures – but also arranging a convenient location close to home, guiding you on what to wear, making the photo shoot an enjoyable experience and delivering fabulous prints right to your doorstep.
Hiring a professional portrait photographer in Seaview is for the adventurous, it’s true. But once you’ve found one whose style you admire, you’ll wonder why you ever trusted your friend to take your social media headshot.
Booking a professional photographer in Seaview
this article helps you get started
1. Ask your questions straight away – call your photographer and feel engaged
If you’ve gone to the trouble of downloading their welcome brochure, it’s likely you’re already interested in booking the photographer.
Giving them a call for an informal chat is a good opportunity to ask them all those niggly questions whilst you’re in the right frame of mind.
If you don’t ask, you won’t get!
2. Explain you want your photos to stand out – set a precedence that you want a certain style, look or feel to your photos.
Sharing your must have shots helps the photographer narrow down location, timings and most of all the overall impression your photos will make. Let them know;
- “I love visiting Victoria park and want to show the canal in the pictures”
- “I want to make a photo montage for the kitchen wall”
- “I’m going to surprise gran with a print of the family”
3. Make it personal – get friends and family involved. The connection in the photographs will be stronger if people are engaged. Make sure people schedule time for the shoot, explain who the photographs are for and consider making it a treat. Try this:
- “Gran asked for a photograph for her bedside table”
- “I want to show how well we all get on, you can give it to her at Xmas”
- “We’re having a family day out, the photographer will take photos of our walk around the lake, then we can go to the park”
4. Keep it simple – don’t try and fit too much in.
Choose one outfit that is comfortable. One location that is easy to get to. One activity e.g. feeding the ducks. Trying to balance different outfits, a dog in tow and a car drive to different locations is going to leave people frazzled. Which will show in your photographs.
5. Location – ask for a location that suits your outlook on life
Choosing the right location is key to arriving in good time, leaves you feeling relaxed and ready to jump right into your natural portrait session. Choose somewhere that has good transport links, is close to your home and has a coffee shop for wardrobe changes.
I produce stylish portraits for the 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.