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TREAT YOURSELF TO A PORTRAIT SESSION
Last time you just went to the mall to get "portraits"They were good enough, right?
Or did they turn out looking like everyone else's photos...
What's the bet that you didn't even know the name of the "professional" who last took your photo...
Do you really want your images to come out looking like a badly photoshopped ID card?
Or maybe you bought photos of your little one, and they dressed her up in costumes and props
and slathered her in makeup to "make her look beautiful."
Isn't she beautiful every day?
Or do you love her more now that she looks like someone else?
Imagine this instead...
You make contact with a photographer, and they call you by name. They care about what kind of art you like, about the cool images you save on your phone, and about the decor you have in your home.
They talk to you about any insecurities you may have, and it feels OK because they're really listening to you. They help you choose flattering clothes, the hairstyle that suits you best, you joke together about things like appropriate underwear and pimples. Then they teach you about the process so that you feel comfortable. You're ready, you hire them.
On the day, they give you your own space to put your things. What drink would you like? And snacks? They're ready for you. The studio is private. Every step of the way, the photographer is guiding you and helping you to become confident in front of the camera. You work together on positions and angles, and he coaches you so that you look and feel your best. You're feeling confident now. Confidence is beautiful.
Victoria and Amanda
“The shooting process was smooth and pleasant. I felt completely his respect for and understanding of my choices. He taught me a lot of beautiful and natural positions. Eventually, my persona became natural, and I was able to show my real face comfortably.
It's tough to describe in words how I felt respected and understood during the shoot, and how I was supported to explore myself as much as possible. But it was so, and I think that's the spirit visible in this group of photos. What a wonderful journey!”
you deserve to have this experience, too. You're worth it.
Why Portraits are Important
Being a shy and relatively introverted person, having my photo taken is an uncomfortable experience most of the time. However two things I recently heard and talked about with other people have changed my mind.
Firstly, in this day and age your personal image is very important, and your face is the ultimate expression of your image. Do you really want a snapshot taken at a party to represent you, or be how others view you when they see you online? If you don't go out there and commission the portrait that you want representing who you are, then someone else is going to do it for you, and they don't always have your best interests at heart.
Secondly, until recently I had more physical photographs of my grandfather and grandmother than I did of my son. I still don't have any good printed photographs of myself or my wife (we're working on that!). Computers break, hard-drives fail, and phones get stolen or become obsolete. Digital files cannot be the only version of you that exists. I want to leave a legacy for my son and his family to remember, not some janky old device.
Get physical photographs of you and your family. Make sure you have a good photographer take your picture, so you can represent yourself faithfully online. Take control of these things and you won't be disappointed!