Portrait Do’s and Dont’s

Portrait Photography and Family Portrait Photography

 When it comes to shooting portrait photography and family portrait photography I always strive to capture the expression, personality and the mood of the people I photograph.  In order to achieve this my clients have to be natural and relaxed.   This can be in my studio or on location.  

 Couples Portrait Photography

Couples portrait photography is increasing in popularity.  Many people now choose to have an engagement or pre wedding shoot.  It is a great way to get used to being photographed.  Many of my client’s say that they feel uncomfortable being photographed or that they never like pictures of themselves.  A pre wedding or engagement shoot can fix all of these concerns and get you used to me photographing you.  I have photographed thousands of people and can give you tips on how to relax in front of the camera.  Previous clients have used these images in their wedding invitations and thank you cards. 

Family Portrait Photography

 As an experienced wedding photographer many of my clients come back once they have a family and it’s lovely to keep that connection with them.  Most of my family portrait photography is done on location and being a Kent photographer I know all the best places!  

 Portrait photography in Canterbury

 I love shooting portrait photography in Canterbury because its medieval centre with cobbled streets and timber-framed houses provide me with a fantastic backdrop when photographing my clients.  

 Portrait photography in Whitstable

 Shooting portrait photography in Whitstable is always a treat, this pretty seaside town has a bustling bohemian air with its numerous art galleries and sea food eateries and Whitstable Castle has spectacular grounds ideal for portrait photography. 

 Portrait photography in Margate

 There are so many things I like about shooting portrait photography in Margate, the golden sandy beach, the cobbled streets of the Old Town, and the dramatic cliffs of the Thanet coast,  

all make it a great destination for portrait photography.

 Portrait photography in Dover

 I always jump at the chance to shoot portrait photography in Dover.  The world famous white cliffs, the cliff top walks with their breath-taking views.  It’s no wonder it has been listed as an area of outstanding beauty.  

 When it comes to shooting family portrait photography I find that if I engage the families I photograph in play it creates a much more relaxed environment allowing them to relax in front of the camera.  This helps me to produce natural shots capturing the little quirks, smiles, expressions, giggles and mannerisms that make up a family.  

 Below are a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to taking successful family portrait photography. 

 Do

 • Wear bold colours

• Remember to bring toys and props for children 
• Dress appropriately for the location.  
• Bring food for children (a snack though ideally not a messy one!
• Allow me to show children the camera and explain how it works 

 Don’t

 • wear your best clothes if we’re shooting in a wet or muddy location. 

• bring children if they are unwell (we can reschedule) 
• choose a location that is difficult for older people or those with who have poor mobility. 

 How you get your images and pricing

 When it comes to how you want to keep your images it’s entirely up to you.  I can offer you a private link to your gallery displaying the edited images from your shoot, you can also purchase high-resolution digital files or prints.  My price structure is fully explained on this site and we will agree the final cost before the shoot so there are no hidden extras.