Photographs are worth the investment of time and money. If you’ve never had a professional portrait photoshoot before, I know how you feel (I mean… it is scary!).
If you’ve hired a photographer in the past and your expectations weren’t met, I know how you feel (I think it happens quite often, unfortunately).
But here’s what I also know… having your portraits taken CAN BE the best investment you ever make.
Here are 7 reasons why:
IT CAN BE AN AMAZING GIFT FOR A SPECIAL SOMEONE
I wish all my clients would decide to have a photoshoot for themselves, “just because”… but in most cases this is not the reality (yet!). But regardless… even if you would like to give the images to someone you love, they are a great gift. Most likely they would never expect it, so it’s a great surprise; and it’s also a long lasting one.
YOU COULD CREATE BEAUTIFUL ART PIECES FOR YOUR HOME
I mean… talk about one-of-a-kind art! A printed photograph is a treasure, and beautifully displayed in your home it is a daily reminder of your story.
IT’S CONFIDENCE BOOSTING
I’m sure I have said this before: most of my clients do not have the confidence before the session. They are all full of doubts and insecurities when they arrive for their photoshoots. But all you need to do is trust me. I’ll guide you, coach you, pose you, help you along the way – to make you relax, slowly start to embrace the experience and to make sure you not only have a good time, but also end up with some amazing images which let your real beauty and personality shine.
YOU ARE TEACHING YOUR KIDS THE IMPORTANCE OF VALUING YOURSELF
This is what we all want, right? Kids who have great self-esteem are more motivated, take responsibility for their actions, they cope better with new challenges, are more resilient… And one of the best ways to achieve this? Is to lead by example. Being surrounded by people who love and accept them teaches kids to know where they belong, that they are safe and supported. Being surrounded by people who also love and accept *themselves* teaches the child to do the same.
YOU ARE CREATING HEIRLOOMS
I know we take tens (or if you’re anything like me, hundreds) of travel photos on holiday, but honestly? The only ones we ever really look back on are the ones with people in it. I mean… the Colosseum hasn’t really changed for a looooong time. But it’s fascinating to see what my parents looked like on their honeymoon for example. I can’t be the only one going through all the albums and drawers of loose photographs every time I visit my grandparents. Right?
Portraits are so important! Please make sure you are in them – if not for yourself, do it for your kids and grandkids, do it for the people who love you.
IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY
A portrait photoshoot gives you a great opportunity to let out to play the the side of you, you might not even know exists – whatever that might be – the goddess, the diva… You get to dress up, wear a make-up you might not otherwise… and then you’ll have some images as a memento of it. It’s not necessary of course, but a lot of my clients have great fun with it.
YOU DESERVE IT
You are amazingly beautiful, right now. You are perfect. You are worthy.
You deserve to exist in beautiful portraits.