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From Shy to Confident

The magic of feeling comfortable in front of the camera

Have you ever found yourself feeling awkward or self-conscious when someone points a camera in your direction? I can reassure you, you’re definitely not alone – many people are camera-shy. In this blog post, I’ll share some tips to help you transform from shy to confident, unlocking the magic of feeling comfortable in front of the camera.

Aberdeen Brand Photography - Sharon Catchpole by Iska Birnie Photography
Iska Birnie Photographer

The most important aspect of feeling comfortable in your photo session is choosing the right photographer, it really makes all the difference. Look for someone who not only has the technical skills to capture stunning images but also someone you have a connection with. A great photographer will put you at ease, making the experience enjoyable and stress-free.

Once you’ve chosen your photographer, hopefully me… I’d love you to embrace your uniqueness. Remember that there’s no one else quite like you, and that’s something to celebrate and be proud of! Instead of focusing on perceived flaws or imperfections, focus on what makes you special.

Just like anything, feeling comfortable in front of the camera takes practice. The more you ‘expose’ yourself to being photographed the easier it will get. My Annual VIP clients tell me this all the time. Before their first session, they might have felt a little nervous, but after that, they know what to expect, and most even say that they now look forward to their sessions and being photographed by me.

One of my superpowers is empathy, I understand what it’s like to feel uneasy in front of the camera – I’m not a fan either. That’s why I take the time to get to know you and tailor each session to suit your unique personality and preferences. I’m here to ensure you feel at ease every step of the way.
Of course, it’s natural to feel a little nervous before a photo session, take some deep breaths and relax as well as you can. Remember that I am there to capture your best self, and my goal is to help you feel comfortable and confident. Take a moment to center yourself before we start. You’ve got this!

I promise, no awkward poses! I love natural movement and genuine expressions. We’ll chat, laugh, and maybe even dance a little (if you’re up for it), all while capturing beautiful moments that reflect the real you. It’s not about pretending to be someone else, but rather embracing who you are and owning it with confidence.

As we go through the shoot, you might even forget about the camera altogether. You’re no longer focused on how you look or whether you’re doing it “right”. Instead, you’re enjoying the moment and the experience, embracing your uniqueness and shining confidence from within.

No matter the size of your business, you need great images for your marketing. If reading this has made you realise you need to improve how you present yourself and your brand to the world, get in touch and let’s arrange a chat, I’d love to hear all about you and your business.

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Until next time!
Iska 📸✨

Iska Birnie Photographer

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