This can be a tricky one, but it is essential to think about it ahead of your session.
What do you want the images to convey to anyone who looks at it? How do you want people to feel about you, when they see your picture?
This might sound a bit intangible, but trust me – I can help you to craft a photo that says "Listen to me, I'm well-educated and important, and I know what I'm talking about" OR I can help you craft a photo that says "You can talk to me, you can trust me, I'm here to care for you and help you on your journey".
It's all in the way you stand, your expression, the lighting, the backdrop, and so much more.
So being really clear about exactly what your photographs need to say about you, is hugely important. Here are some words to get you started;
- Good at your job
- Here to serve
This is the first question most people ask after booking their session. Here are a few pointers;
- Dress as if you were meeting an important colleague or client. For you that might mean suit and tie, for someone else, it's smart casual.
- Make sure you're wearing colours that suit you, better yet – wear your brand colours.
- Make sure you’re comfortable!! If you’re pinched at the waist with Spanx two sizes too small or you're wearing a shirt that no longer fits, it will show on the photos! Well-fitting, comfortable clothes are very important.
- As a general rule, avoid bold patterns, logos and typeface – they are busy and reduce the impact and longevity of the photographs. Stick to block colours. The exception to this rule is if a funky bold print and typeface are part of your brand - then go for it.
- Please avoid really bright white and solid black – unless of course, these colours are important parts of your brand.
- Avoid wearing anything old, stained or creased... Please!
- Avoid polo necks, or anything too tight – also consider underwear lines to ensure they’re not visible.
- Consider how much skin your showing in relation to your audience.
- Do you wear glasses? Make sure you bring them to your session. Please avoid the use of transition lenses.