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Nottingham Portrait Photographer

You are looking for a Nottingham portrait photographer. You are searching for a great way of remembering you and your family that will last for many years to come. Ideally, you want the experience to be really straightforward.

Nottingham Portrait Photographer

With me, creating your portrait is so simple...I come to you.

"I want to look and feel beautiful."

Nottingham portrait photographer - easy as ABC

Creating your beautiful memories is as easy as A-B-C:

Ask for a FREE consultation

Be relaxed and have fun during your photoshoot

Cry and get all emotional when you see how lovely you look

My Promise To You:

* I go at your pace during your session and build your confidence - it will also be fun!

* You will love your portraits and want to show them off

* No pressure on you to buy anything extra at the viewing, just buy what you love

Every portrait photograph that you see in these web pages has been photographed in a clients' home or at their favourite place. You can see examples of real client portraits in my Portrait Gallery. There is no time limit to your photoshoot and so you can relax.

"From my initial contact through to enjoying my final products my portrait experience felt personal to me. Being in my own home my session was relaxed, friendly and professional. Every step of the way was made clear by Peter who was on hand to support me. Peter brought my portraits ready to keep there and then!"

Your final prints, folio box and wall art will last more than a lifetime. They will become an heirloom for many generations to come. As a Nottingham portrait photographer I would love to be your family photographer.

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Nottingham portrait photographer - planning your portrait

Of course, you may wish to have lots of different kinds of portraits with lots of different styles. One way that you can get ideas is to look through the images on this website, and also look through Pinterest to find the kinds of looks you like from another photographer. Maybe it is the lighting, or perhaps the posing of the person in the portrait. It could even be the colours and tones that you really appreciate and resonate with who you are.

Once I know the style you like we can start working on a plan to achieve just that. Every photo shoot really is bespoke to the client I am working with.

This photograph is of a young lady who was interested in a fashion pose. At this point we had spent some time working on which aspects of her face she really liked. As you can see, she is blessed with a lovely jawline and long neck - both are fantastic for fashion style photography. We had already worked on a number of poses and this was one of the last photographs I took.

You can really see the confidence and eye contact that had grown in leaps and bounds from the start of our time together. She had moved past seeing that she was beautiful and now felt beautiful.

It did not take long before she was in the groove and she got lots of wonderful poses just like this one. To add a little more drama we had a little breeze blowing through her hair. This really livens the portrait up and gives a really dynamic feel to the final image.

During your portrait photoshoot you learn simple steps to get a great look. It is more about the idea or principle of how to stand or move rather than any particular positions. Working like this means that in the future you get great results with any photographer.

Like all of the portraits on this website, this photograph was taken in a real home.

What do you wear for a portrait session?

The most important thing is to relax and enjoy having your photo taken! Easier said than done as most people do not like being in front of the camera. So here are a few tips I give to my clients before their portrait session. You should find these answers help you feel a little more relaxed before your portrait shoot.

When we look at photographs, our eyes tend to go to the lightest and sharpest part of the image first. For your portrait we want your face to be lit well and in focus! In addition, what we wear can distract from our faces. Really bright colours not only draw our attention away, but they can also reflect unnatural hues onto our skin.

The best clothes are the ones you feel the best in.

If you think that you look really good in that cocktail dress then wear it. If those tweed trousers make you feel a million dollars then wear them.

But try to avoid:

  1. Trends that will date your photograph in six months (although it probably will be popular again in 20 years time)
  2. High contrast blouses or shirts
  3. Oversized jumpers to ‘hide your figure’
  4. Clothing with pictures, writing or large logos unless the pictures, writing or large logos relate specifically to the photos. In other words, no Carlsberg tee shirts unless this photo is for a magazine story about binge drinking; no Disney shirts unless this family portrait is in front of Cinderella Castle.
  5. Loud colours, busy patterns, bold stripes, big checks, polka dots, tank tops, and clothes that are baggy–or too tight–all call attention to the clothes, not the wearer.
  6. Neon-coloured clothing is popular right now, especially in children’s clothes and shoes. Avoid neon if at all possible. It often prints an odd shade and reflects onto skin very easily.
  7. The basic rule is that attention is on you, not your clothes. Obviously, if you are doing a fashion shoot then the opposite is true!

As a photographer the best advice for a great image is SHE: Sleep, Hydrate, Enjoy!

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Location: Nottingham, UK.