Isle of Wight portrait photographer creates natural photos
Portrait sessions, in any location, are tough at times and it’s helpful to know where to start and how to get what you want.
Conversations are crucial – I make a point of speaking to everyone who wants to book a natural portrait session in London. I make it my mission to answer questions about every part of the portrait session.
- Ask – Where to meet? What to wear? How long will the session last? Will you help me look fresh and relaxed?
- 4 easy steps to plan your portrait session
Don’t get swamped – If you’re looking for a professional photographer on the Isle of Wight, don’t panic.
There are lots of talented professionals who would love to work with you. Gather well-meaning advice from friends and family, peruse lots of websites, and review sites.
- Then narrow your choice to – type of photographer, style of images, and budget.
- How to choose a good photographer
Set realistic targets – don’t suddenly feel worried or anxious about your portrait session.
Starting your portrait planning is exciting. Get your photographer on board, as a professional they’ll have the knack for creating the look and feel you aspire to have. It’s so important you share your ‘dream shots’ and work hard to create them.
- Consider time, outfits, and locations.
- what happens on a photoshoot
Ask lots of questions – even the calmest, confident working professional will get first-time nerves.
That’s when you pick up the phone, send a quick text, or chat on skype. The evening will be filled with exciting conversations about clothes, the weather, where to meet, and what to do to avoid cheesy poses.
- Could you use a little help? Then see what I say to my clients?
- 3 Questions you should always ask your photographer
Are you happy with the photos you have? Send a picture of your current social media profile or family photograph that adorns your mantelpiece.
With your portrait session fast approaching, if things aren’t feeling so great, you’ll want a helping hand to restore your confidence. Tell your photographer the bottom line:
- I run a health store and want my pictures to look fresh, alive, and relaxed
- I want to show how happy we are, walking through the park
- I have a vision of my arms circled around a lovely man’s neck, a wide, happy smile on my face
Here’s my helpful post on getting ready for a photoshoot.
Can you relate to any of these?
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.
Amanda Herbert is the premier headshot photographer in Ryde and the Isle of Wight. Known for the genuine expressions she captures in her portraits of camera-shy women and small business owners looking for expressive portraits. Contact her Seaview home studio to book a session.
- 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