I had the absolute pleasure of working with Charlotte for the third time, together with her lovely mum and friend, in a quick one hour session in Appley Park in Ryde. Charlotte agreed to meet with me as I wanted to test out a new prop (take a peek at the pictures and guess which one).
Our first ten minutes involved confident photography using the glowing evening light scattered through the trees for a lifestyle portrait session with mum watching from the beach enjoying ‘girl time’ with her best mate.
Charlotte was dreamy to work with and I love these natural poses she created quickly against the textured wall (always good for luminous complexions).
A short walk from the car, we settled in a quiet corner with my new prop for outdoor locations. Rustic and distressed, the stool provides the perfect prop for first-time models, it’s easy to use and creates effortless poses. Nestled amongst the grasses, I was surprised at how easy the flow of poses was and will be using it in many of my sessions from now on. Anything that makes my client’s life easier is a ‘win’ for me.
Moving freely, Charlotte was able to add different accessories to her outfit and switch between moods and expressions with confidence and ease.
As the sunset hid behind Ryde pier, Charlotte told me about her new business venture @butterflybakes__ and the cheese scones are becoming a firm favourite in our household.
When I thanked Charlotte for meeting with me for a sunset shoot in Appley, she shared her delight in working with me again, “It makes me feel confident.”
I know many people are anxious about the photo shoot (not the results, but the whole experience of having your photograph taken). It just makes you nervous and it feels silly to say, but many people are anxious about being anxious!
Having your photograph taken can make you feel uncomfortable right from the start: comparing yourself to beautiful people, the equipment, staring at other people’s photographs, knowing what to wear, not knowing what do to with your hands.
With an overwhelming fear niggling you, “how can I get through it?”
Which is why I share my tips and tricks.
I wholeheartedly support you through the process by explaining each step, styling your wardrobe, and showing you how to look confident. When you love your photoshoot, fears of not taking a good photograph will be vanquished by your excitement at seeking your portraits shine with joy.
If you’re the kind of person that enjoys photos that reflect your personality – this enjoyable session might be just the ticket to help you decide what portrait experience you’d enjoy. I hope these articles help your decision and give you the jump-start you need!
- Learn about my supportive approach to headshots
- See more of my work as a portrait photographer in Isle of Wight
- Check what I enjoy producing in my home studio, Ryde
- View a typical beach session by Ryde pier
- Read about headshot photography pricing and check availability
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Amanda Herbert | Isle of Wight