Why I work with people who want to look and act natural in front of the camera
My name is Mandy and I devote my energies to creating natural portraits for camera-shy Islanders.
Meaning, I help people relax, unwind and feel at ease. Then when they look and feel their best, I capture their smiles.
The people I help come from all walks of life, but usually they are successful, lively folks who, for any number of reasons, haven’t developed the positive self-image they deserve.
Some simply don’t have the time to find the right photographer, others just hate the whole experience, or maybe their life has moved on a little bit faster than expected and left their mojo behind.
I understand how something which sounds so simple can slowly creep from a nuisance , to a nightmare and the first step to changing is admitting you need a little help.
“I don’t look good in photographs”
“I don’t photograph well”
“I don’t know what happens”
“It too busy”
And when you start looking at photographers websites, it feels worse,
“How do I choose”
“All the sites look the same”
“I don’t want to commit just yet”
I’m used to dealing with successful professionals, who would probably describe themselves as camera-shy. Perhaps they …
- Have a larger than life personality, yet are confused by paralysing stage fright in front of the camera
- Might be unfazed by the opinions of others, but find themselves anxious about updating their headshot
- Or they have strong social skills, but don’t know how to convey this in front of the camera
I like to think I can help them face the mirror with a bit more confidence.
My sessions are planned around people who don’t know where to start, but know they want to be happier with their photographs.
We are all fabulously complicated individuals, it’s completely normal to ask for guidance from time to time.
Call your photographer and talk through:
- how do they work,
- what can you expect
- and do they offer any advice when getting ready?
All of this means that if you’re a little overwhelmed, my sessions are geared towards activities that come naturally to camera shy people:
- a quiet walk in the park, watching the world go by,
- pausing to look towards the distance and then to the camera,
- a joke shared, finding common ground, pausing to review what’s working (or what’s not).
Or you might want to stretch yourself, like Peter did that day he decided to shave his hair and update his actors profile. SEE MORE FROM HIS SESSION
The results might surprise you.
I always come away with great natural portraits which my clients are happy to share with anyone.
I do a lot of work for people looking for a positive profile picture they can use for dating sites, social media, the inside cover of their new book, or even just the company handbook.
If there’s only 1 insight you can take away from this post, I hope it’s a new found sense of confidence. You can take beautiful portraits – we’ll have fun during the session, and when you’re at ease, we’ll take some fantastic shots full of laughter and smiles.
So if you are in the market for a natural portrait by an Isle of Wight portrait photographer then let’s get to work.
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don’t be shy, ask me to help you!
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Please contact the Isle of Wight Studio on +44 (0)1983 617383 or Mandy on +44 (0)7719316609 or email [email protected]