The other day I had a meeting with a potential client to discuss her headshot and personal brand photoshoot.
In her first email she confessed; she never had professional headshots done before. I looked up her website and couldn't find any photos of her, not even on her about me page, which is a no-no for me as a personal brand photographer.
We started talking about personal brand photography because she mentioned some interest in it in her email but wasn't sure where she would use the images.
Easter is over and of course I had too much chocolate and too many Hot Cross Buns over the past 4 days. I also ate more meat than usual and I can feel my body needs a break. Now might be a good time to try all the vegetarian dishes I saved on Pinterest. :D
Before the Easter holiday I did a lifestyle/ personal brand photo shoot with the absolutely amazing Imogen Wood. Imogen is an incredible artist, she specialises in dog illustrations but her talent is so versatile and on her Instagram @imogenwoodillustrations you will find a mix of lifestyle photographs and lots of other incredible artwork.
Headshots and personal brand photography are so important for your business. I know it can be daunting putting yourself out there. I do get it, most of us don't feel comfortable in front of the camera. It might even feel like showing off. But putting yourself out there can be brilliant for your business. Read here why it is important and how it can help to grow your business. But for now I have 4 tips how to prepare and go confident into your personal brand session.
Lifestyle photography becomes more and more popular but what is lifestyle photography?
Lifestyle photography sits comfortably between traditional portraiture, which is more posed, and documentary photography which isn't posed at all.
Head shots and personal branding photos are more important than ever before for promoting your image in the current market. Whether it’s your LinkedIn, business page or social media site – good photography delivers a visual personality to your brand. More increasingly clients and customers alike are seeking more than just delivery of a service but also want to buy into the person and character of a brand. Having high quality photos allows you to demonstrate your brand values and promote the people behind your business as well as your objectives.
Over the years I have worked in both studio and on-location photography.
One big pro for a studio is you don't have to worry if it is going to rain on the day of your shoot. You also have lights you know and can rely on. Each outdoor session is different and that's why they are so challenging, fun and exciting.
This was a late afternoon Mother's day photo session. I met this wonderful family at their home and mum was still running around trying to find something to wear for the shoot. We took two options with us and we made of both use later. I usually tell my clients to stay away from too busy patterns but what ever you decide to wear, you need to feel comfortable in. It might be your favorite jeans or your treasured top which will give you the confidence for the photo shoot. Maybe think about what you would wear going on a Sunday lunch date in a nice pub.
I love bump photo shoots, they are my favorite. Everyone is excited and can't wait to welcome the baby but also a little bit nervous. Mummies-to-be look so beautiful and radiant, especially in soft natural light.
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