Portrait Photographer

Beauty Photographer

Clearly Portraiture and Beauty are important elements of any bridal shoot. I love taking photos that really expose the personality and emotions of a person and so this allows for great freedom when shooting portraits and beauty.

I find the most striking portraits are the most honest photos and so as a photojournalist I do all I can to document the real person; to tease out those special moments and expressions that really reveal something about a person.

It may not seem like it, but there are a lot of different types of portrait. I like to discuss ideas and decide on lighting and setting with clients before we do a shoot. Then, when we are actually shooting, I can experiment with different angles, lighting, expressions etc. as are fitting with the photos I am taking.

Very often the type of portrait is determined by the intended viewer; is it for a loved one? Should it be stylised to reflect a personal style? Is it needed as a corporate image or profile picture? Portraits can be a very personal thing; personality really tends to shine through during a portrait shoot and for many people seeing themselves starting back at them can be uncomfortable.

Therefore I take a selection of portrait pictures with clients looking both at and away from the camera; sometimes in profile, sometimes glancing over a shoulder, day-dreaming or even mid-conversation, I do whatever it takes to get the perfect picture that really exposes who they are and which crucially, that they are very happy looking at and showing to others.

Contact me to find out more about a portrait photography session