3 MUST HAVE photos every photographer should take!

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So you’ve decided you want to get professional photos. With so many styles of photos around how do you know what types of photos you should get? Whether it’s newborn photography, maternity photography, family photography or wedding photography – these tips are a MUST HAVE for any type of photography session.

Different Portrait Styles:

Whether your photography session is for a group or just for yourself, it is important to get a variety of different types and styles of photos.

Headshot – This photo generally consists of your head and shoulders and focuses on your features.

Half body – This photo is generally taken above the waist.

Full body – This photo can be taken standing or sitting for a variety of different photos with different poses.

Different combinations:

Some types of photography lend itself to use of props. Props can include items such as wraps, headbands, costumes and baskets like in newborn photography. Other types of photography such as maternity photography and wedding photography can use signs such as words and banners.

In group photography it is important to take photos of a variety of combinations. Not all combinations are essential but I like to ask my clients which are important to them and make sure we get all those shots before any others. For example if you have a family of 4 – mother, father and 2 children, the combinations could be as follows:

  • the whole family
  • mother and 2 children
  • father and 2 children
  • father with each individual child
  • mother with each individual child
  • mother and father together (I often find that they haven’t had a photo together for awhile)
  • siblings
  • individual child
  • sometimes the parents would also like an individual photo

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Headshot

 

Half Body

 

Full Body

 

Different combinations:

Some types of photography lend itself to use of props. Props can include items such as wraps, headbands, costumes and baskets like in newborn photography. Other types of photography such as maternity photography and wedding photography can use signs such as words and banners.

In group photography it is important to take photos of a variety of combinations. Not all combinations are essential but I like to ask my clients which are important to them and make sure we get all those shots before any others. For example if you have a family of 4 – mother, father and 2 children, the combinations could be as follows:

  • the whole family
  • mother and 2 children
  • father and 2 children
  • father with each individual child
  • mother with each individual child
  • mother and father together (I often find that they haven’t had a photo together for awhile)
  • siblings
  • individual child
  • sometimes the parents would also like an individual photo

BONUS!

Details: The details are just as important!

For example in wedding photography the details would include the bride’s wedding flowers, wedding shoes, wedding rings or items at the reception such as wedding favours and name tags. In newborn photography this would include close up photos of the baby’s features such as fingers or eyes. Or in maternity photography, photos of sentimental items such as the ultrasound or hand-me-down booties. It’s important to discuss what your wants and needs are with your photographer so that they capture your precious moments.

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