5 Reasons You Are More Photogenic Than You Think

Many people I photograph tell me "I look terrible in photos, or I'm not photogenic". At least half of the families I photograph say this. They are always surprised by how great they look. Why is this? In this blog, we will go over 5 reasons why you are more photogenic than you think.

5 Reasons You Are More Photogenic Than You Think

 

5 reasons you are more photogenic than you think

1. You Are Too Stressed Out About Your Photos

  • When you relax and have fun your photos reflect this. This helps you look more photogenic.
  • Everyone looks their best when they are having a good time. I always have fun during your session and make sure you are also having a good time.
  • My job as your photographer is to get the best out of you. I always have a trick up my sleeve if something isn't working.
  • When I work with a family, I take every opportunity to make connections with you so you're relaxed and comfortable.
  • When you’re having a great time, you’ll look more beautiful than you thought was possible.

2. You Have The Wrong Mindset

lifestyle photography session of kids jumping on parents bed
  • Come to your portrait session with the right mindset.
  • Know you will look great in your photos.
  • Don't worry about the few extra pounds you couldn't shed or you didn't have time to get your hair done.
  • Keep in mind the purpose of this family session is to capture memories of this time in your life.
  • The lens through which you see yourself is oftentimes different than what other people see.

3. You Didn't Have Good Coaching & Guidance

parents with baby during portrait session
  • During a professional portrait session, you should be coached and guided the whole time.
  • Posing tricks can make anyone look great, and that does not involve photoshop.
  • We are experts in facial expressions and posing. This means we get you to look natural and authentic.
  • Posing doesn't come naturally to most people. That is why we guide you through the photoshoot. Specifically, we tell you where to place your feet, hands, head, etc.
  • Don't be surprised when you hear me say "puppet and chicken". You will laugh but the results are stunning.

4. Selfies Never Do You Justice

portrait of small boy with milk mustache
  • Don't judge yourself with a selfie. They are the worst. Portrait photographers would never photograph you from an arm's length. That would be weird.
  • Do compare your selfie photos to a professional portrait. Do you notice the differences?
  • Smartphone lenses are wide-angle. They make your nose look big, your eyes bulge, and forehead look miles long. This is the exact opposite type of lens I would use for a professional portrait.
  • During a professional portrait session, the camera used will produce greater results than a selfie portrait. The lighting, posing, and equipment we use will make all the difference in the world.

5. You Didn't Have A Plan

  • Plan and prepare for your session. Get more planning tips here
  • The old saying "you get out what you put into it" also applies to your portrait session.
  • Together we will plan your session. Important details like location, the best time of day, and planning your outfits.
  • Refer to our style guide for inspiration on what to wear.
  • Decide the style and look that fits your family's personality.
  • Begin planning with the desired results. Will you print the photos to hang on your wall? Capture your memories with a custom photo album? Or let them sit on your computer for years?

The Bottom Line

  • We hope these 5 reasons you are more photogenic than you think will help you feel more confident in your photos.
  • Our goal is to create beautiful portraits of you and your family that reflect your personalities and will be loved and cherished forever.
  • The best family portraits come from sessions where everyone was involved in the planning and had a great time.
  • We promise to make your family portrait session a fun and relaxing experience.
  • See more of our favorite family photos on our Pinterest page.

Your first step is to reach out to us to help put together your plan

Are you ready to start planning your family portraits session today?
 

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