How To Get the Best Portrait


Great Portraits and How You Can Help

If you don’t like your portraits, if you don’t like having them taken, or if you would like to get the best portrait possible at no additional investment, please take a few minutes to read this in its entirety. Check out what my clients say about their experience anywhere on the internet. You will read testimonials about how I have overcome these challenges time and again. I have the skill and expertise to create an exceptional image every time. That being said, having you spend an additional thirty minutes to an hour helping me help you will return vast dividends in the experience as well as in the final product.

Read What I Send You–emails as well as links. The information that I send you before the session comes from past clients’ questions, concerns, and mistakes that negatively affected the final image. It won’t take long, and these are common mistakes that happen all the time. Take a few minutes to consider the suggestions. They are based on solid portrait concepts that apply to most clients to create the best portraits possible. If they don’t seem to fit you or if you have any questions, please give me a call beforehand. If you wait until the actual session, it might be too late.

Consider Questions. I will be asking questions from the beginning call all the way to the final delivery of the images. Please take a minute or two to consider them. Don’t worry because I already have multiple answers to any questions that are appropriate to your needs but you need to help me. I want to create the best portrait possible that matches your tastes and needs. I can make a great cup of coffee. If you don’t help me with what you want, I’ll make you a light roast 12 oz. coffee with almond milk and Splenda. It might not be the way you like it but it is still a great cup of coffee.

Engage in the Process. During the session, consider and pay attention to directions. You can’t see what’s happening in the camera so don’t worry about it. You hired me to worry about it. Listen to the directions and follow them. Don’t worry about getting every click right when being photographed. You will likely feel a bit awkward at first, which quickly recedes. We are just looking for a few great shots, and I will delete all the others. I promise I will not show anyone the ones were you don’t look your best because I pushed the button at the wrong time.

Tell Me What You Like and Don’t Like. As we are reviewing the images I will help make suggestions on which portraits I prefer based on years of experience. If you don’t agree, please tell me so and why. If you have challenges with this, I can ask questions to help you define what you like. This helps me continue to give you advice on great portraits that include your preferences. Whatever happens, don’t give up if you are not seeing what you want. Talk to me about it because with the two of us collaborating, we can do it–as long as you help me help you.

Again, I have a proven track record of creating portraits that professional photographers, as well as judges, appreciate. But I want you to like them as well as having them geared to your needs. This happens before and during the session. If you wait to reflect on these after the session, there is nothing that I can do to correct them other than to reshoot them, which requires additional investment, so let’s get it right the first time!

At Colby’s Photography, we tailor our services to our client’s specific needs. We hope you will choose us to take your next professional portraits. To learn more about our portrait services, click here. To learn more about Colby and his team, click here. If you have any queries about our services, please feel free to contact us.