There are so many different styles of Portrait Photography out there. And so many different Photographers to choose from in Toronto, that it can be overwhelming trying to figure out who to go with. I myself love so many different photographers and they all have different styles of shooting. Often, very different from the way I shoot. And that’s okay. The important thing is to know how you’re going to use the final image and what you want the final image to say and then start looking from there. I will say, that I really love photographing people. Like, it’s really a lot of fun for me, because meeting new people is always interesting. On top of that, you have the challenge of figuring out lighting in whatever space, indoor or out, that you’re working in. That’s the problem solving part of photography that I like. And then there is the actual making of the portrait part. What you don’t know is, that part starts from the time you walk into the studio or on location. As we’re making introductions and swapping quick little anecdote’s about ourselves, while you’re checking your hair & outfit and I’m commenting about the cute shoes you wore or while I chat with you as I’m setting up my gear, that all fosters a sense of familiarity and comfortability. When I first started shooting, I never intentionally tried to do this, but I always chatted because silence is boring and leads to low energy and I have a knack for being really silly and chatty. But over the years, I’ve come to realise how much of this ‘chatting’ is essential for my style of portrait making, in creating a true and beautiful portrait. So be forewarned. I will talk. A lot. But invariably at the end of a session everyone always said they had fun and we’ve made a beautiful image. And I think that’s a pretty good outcome, don’t you?
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