When you have bride and groom waiting for you for formal portraits, or are meeting a client in a local park for a portrait, what goes through your mind? Do you have a moment of fear, wondering how you’re going to pose them for a dramatic effect? When you look at your images, do you wish they “popped” like the images you see from photo greats online?
Everyone faces that, especially in the beginning. But there are some tricks to help you create a more natural portrait experience for you and your clients.
1. Start by having fun. If you are happy and enthusiastic, your clients will be too. Don’t make things too posed, too drawn out. Get your clients involved in action, and they’ll remember the experience as a happy one – so the photographs will automatically be better because they remember it as so.