Secret for a successful shoot

The secret for a successful shoot isn’t about how the images come out, it’s about the positive experience you have.

Your brand has its own personality, so it’s important to choose a photographer who can completely understand your brand by taking the time to get to know you. This will make the photo-shoot process an enjoyable one.

Your business will need images of you in different forms. For example if you are a life coach using your own name as your brand, a lawyer who protects the client’s rights or a blogger with growing influence online, you need the right photographs to finish the picture. 

If maybe you are awkward in front of the camera or you don’t feel comfortable having your photo taken and don’t know how to position your body and you’re probably worried that you don’t look good in photos. You don’t want to look unnatural and you don’t want the images to look unprofessional. If you’re a woman reading this, you might feel more comfortable having your photo taken by another woman.

Before the camera comes out it’s important to feel relaxed and forget about the stressful idea that you are being looked at. You want professional images which accurately represent you and the business you run. I know you really want high-quality images you can use on social media, your website and in print. You want to look natural and really show off your beautiful personality.

I guarantee that our first meeting will have a relaxed start and before the shoot, here are few things which we will discuss: 

1. Your look

It’s important to think about what your best side is. Some people are self-conscious of certain facial features. I am used to hearing this, so don’t feel embarrassed to tell me that, for example, one of your eyes is bigger than the other. In this case, I could angle you to one side so that the perspective makes both eyes look the same size.

2. Your smile

Most people know whether they smile with their teeth or not. Even for professional headshots, smiling both with and without your teeth work, so smile whichever way you feel most comfortable. A forced smile isn’t good and might even make you seem dishonest. You should be able to recognize a ‘real’ smile through a person’s eyes. Top tip: think of someone or something that makes you laugh. This will definitely help you relax.

Your posture

Body language is the key to looking confident. Keep your back straight and don’t hunch your shoulders, think about the posture a ballet dancer has but don’t overdo it or you’ll look too rigid. Try not to have a closed body language, because it will immediately make you seem unapproachable. Think about your company’s main values or morals and discuss them with me so I can try to help you portray them through your body language.

According to Forbes, you have seven seconds to make a good impression. During our photo-shoot, I will help you represent your business in a professional way by showing your personality through your portrait.