Sarah’s 5 Psychological Stages of a Branding Photography Session

Sarah’s 5 Psychological Stages of a Branding Photography Session

During my initial chat with my clients, I wait for the line. It’s always there. It goes something like this: “I am not photogenic and never look good in photos, EVERRRRR. So, good luck with that” The thing is, you can’t scare me, I’ve heard & seen it all. But have...

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“I don’t like my smile – do I have to smile for photos?”

“I don’t like my smile – do I have to smile for photos?”

My answer to this frequently asked question:

Firstly, I hear you. I have a squiggle that appears under my nose when I smile (see attached photo.) I used to be so self-conscious about it that I never wanted to smile for photos, and when I laughed, I used to cover my mouth (I still do that from time to time, out of habit)

And then I mentioned my squiggle to a bunch of friends at a party & they were all confused “your what?!” They had no clue what I meant. Then I pointed to it, they all said “Oh right, yeah” and then we moved on (apart from one friend who still makes fun of it..you know who you are 🤣)

I’m saying this in the hope that maybe you’ll allow yourself to release this/let it go next time you’re having your photos taken. It’s hard not to judge ourselves, pick ourselves to pieces, but if you need to have photos taken, how much nicer would it be if you could just try something different & go easier on yourself?

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SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY TIP NO.8: Kill the flash

SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY TIP NO.8: Kill the flash

( I wrote this for Facebook back in January but it was so darn perfect that I am posting it again, here. Besides, how good are our memories really? If i hadn’t have told you, you could have sworn you were reading this for the first time, right?!) I was flying back...

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SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY TIP NO.6: Aim for candids

SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY TIP NO.6: Aim for candids

So, obviously I don’t know what/who you’re planning on photographing for your bank of stock images this summer (don’t know what i mean by that? Here’s a recap for you) But, let’s say you’re a coach of some sort. Maybe a parenting coach? And you want some photos of...

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