Branding image by Michelle Richards Photography

Why you don’t have to worry about feeling self-conscious during your branding shoot

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Most people I photograph tell me they hate having their photo taken, which is why I’m always delighted when they say things like this after the shoot:

Branding image for Biddis Lifestyle Design - by Michelle Richards Photography

I was really nervous but Michelle totally put me at ease and made the whole experience really comfortable, and in fact exciting. I didn’t want it to end!

Liz Calder – biddis lifestyle design

And here are three reasons why you don’t need to worry about feeling self-conscious during your photoshoot with me.

#1 We’ll work together

It’s not just a case of me turning up to take some photos of you! An important part of your shoot is the planning.

We’ll discuss the types of photos you need and where you want to use them, this gives me a chance to get to know you and your business better.

We’ll also talk about any props that would be useful for the shoot and the all important question, what you’re going to wear! I have a handy guide on this which I’ll send you ahead of the shoot.

We’ll work together to get the images you need.


#2 I’ll worry about the photos

I’m used to working with people who don’t normally feel comfortable in front of a camera and it’s my job to put you at ease.

I don’t expect you to know how to stand during the shoot or what to do with your hands, which is why I’ll give you plenty of direction.

We’ll try different set ups and positions which you’re comfortable with and which look great on camera.

Michelle made sure everyone was relaxed and that I got all the pictures I wanted – the end result is fabulous!

Ingrid Jansen – Organise Your House

#3 You’ll be too busy!

Once we get going with the shoot you won’t have time to feel self-conscious!

I try to keep the mood light and relaxed, with lots of chatting as we go along. There will be plenty of time for breaks between the snapping – to change outfits or grab a cup of tea.  

You’ll be surprised at how much you get into it and before you know it, I’ll have taken a heap of photos.

What’s more, you may even enjoy the experience!

“I’ve never felt so at ease having my photos taken”

nEELA PRABHU – HOMEOPATHIC HARMONY

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The quotes above are from my branding and headshot clients: Liz Calder – Biddis Lifestyle Design | Ingrid Jansen – Organise Your House | Neela Prabhu – Homeopath in Bromley