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The Most Common Feedback I Get...




I've just had a fantastic shoot with Dave Brown, a fabulous coach from Kendal who needed images for his socials, blogs, and new website.


He told me that he felt really relaxed on the shoot, and that is by far, one of the most common bits of feedback I get on a shoot.


I'm not saying it to gloat, I'm saying it because it may help you to decide whether to book a shoot.


I started reflecting on what it is that helps people to feel that way and I think that in part, it's elements of my process.


YOU CAN SEE ME BEFORE YOU GET IN TOUCH


One of the first things I do is to appear on video as much as I can in socials so that you can get to know me, my face, and hopefully get a sense of what I'm about. You can use this to make a judgment on whether you think we'd get along.


A 'NO PRESSURE' APPROACH


If you do get in touch, I take a "no pressure" approach. I'll give you as much information as I can to help you make the decision as to whether we'd be a good fit and whether we'd work well together.


WE BOOK A PHONE CALL


If you decide that you'd like to book a shoot, then I suggest that we chat on the phone or face to face as early as we can so that we can start to talk about what you need. You can ask questions and we can start to plan exactly how our time together is going to look, so that you feel confident when we get to the shoot that we both know what's happening.


ON THE SHOOT


Flexibility

That said, when the shoot comes, I can be really flexible. So for example, today we couldn't get up to the outdoor location that we'd planned because the road was closed. So we came to a quick, alternative decision together and it was all good. I get told that I'm very calm on shoots as well, which is really nice to hear.


Posing

A lot of people worry about posing. So I always give lots of tips and gentle prompts in terms of posing, but equally, I don't want to make it look forced. Clients say they don't want their images to look 'overly posed' so we make things as natural as possible. Dave and the people he asked to act as clients in the photographs were just having authentic conversations, and I was shooting their conversations.


Chatting

Anna, who I worked with last week, said she really liked how we just chatted the whole morning. It was just really nice to spend time together, get to know each other better. The sole focus wasn't just on the photographs and getting the perfect image. We just chatted about all sorts and she really appreciated that.


AFTER THE SHOOT


After the shoot, I'll send you a few images within a day or two so that you can be assured that we've got some great photographs and that you don't have to wait the two to three weeks it takes to edit the rest before you know that.



THINKING ABOUT A SHOOT?


So if you're thinking about booking a shoot, contact me and as I say, it'll be a no pressure approach and we can have a chat.

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