3 Easy Steps to Becoming a More Confident PhotographerSep 27, 2021
When it comes to creating amazing experiences, as well as really beautiful art, there's one thing so many insecure photographers still don't get. Insecure photographers create insecure clients.
Let’s face it, if you want to stand out from the crowd you can’t just show up to a session and wing it, that’s just not going to cut it anymore.
Having boudoir, portrait or wedding photos taken can truly be one of the most vulnerable experiences of someone’s life. As a photographer, you have to be confident. You must be ready to guide, coach and direct your clients throughout the entire experience.
The first step to projecting confidence and building the foundation of trust with your clients is fully preparing your clients for the journey you are about to embark on to create beautiful and emotive images.
You want to walk them through your entire process, providing them with an understanding of how their session will unfold. Give them a clear and concise understanding of what to expect and how they can fully prepare.
The second step is to demonstrate to your clients that you know where they are now and where they want to be. Demonstrate through your messaging and communication that you understand their struggles and what they want to overcome. You need to empathize with their nervousness, anxiety and fear of doing a photoshoot and then address how you will help them overcome it.
The last thing is to keep it simple. It is incredibly important to find the balance of giving your clients all of the information they need without completely overwhelming them. When you create all of this information, take the time to read through it a few times and ask for input. Make sure you are delivering the most important information in the most effective way.
When you work with precision and intention you will be building the confidence you have in yourself that will in turn impact your work. With these three small shifts you will demonstrate that you are knowledgeable, empathetic, professional and confident and on your way to standing out from your competition.
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