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First Photo Shoot

So, out of the blue I was contacted on Instagram and asked if I could do a photo shoot and how much that would be. Honestly, I had never really thought about doing that before so I had no clue about prices or how this things work.

Again I decided to get out of my comfort zone, did my research and said yes.

Because of my lack of experience a lot of research went into this.

  • I researched prices first so I could get that out of the way.
  • After that I looked for any poses that would suit the type of photo shoot I was going to do and created a board for these on Pinterest.
  • Coincidentally I also got invited to a photography meet up the week before so that was the perfect opportunity to practice.
  • To pick the location I used street view on Google Maps a lot and once we decided the final location I went there to look for the best spots (before the day) and marked them on Google maps.
This meant we only needed less than a couple of hours to get about 400 shots in a few different locations around the same area.

On the day I was super nervous as it was my first time and I was scared I would not be able to do a good job. It was the model’s first real photo shoot too but she was amazing at it which made my job much easier.

We walked through the spots I had picked getting all the shots and we had fun in the process too. Once we were done I could not wait to look at the results and start the editing work.

It is still a work in progress as I edit the best shots of the day and send them to her but I am super happy she is pleased with the ones I have sent so far.

This experience made me want to do a lot more of these. Hopefully more opportunities will come in the near future.

A big THANK YOU to my first customer. She was truly amazing and made this experience very enjoyable. You can follow her on Instagram here.

If you wish to know more about booking a photo shoot with me you can contact me via Instagram or via the Facebook page. I will build a portfolio gallery at some point so you have an idea of the type of pictures you can expect from me. If you want something different I am open to discuss any new ideas too.

For my Portuguese readers photo shoots in Portugal will be possible too if arranged for the dates I am there. I will be in Lisbon and Milfontes this month so just ask for dates if interested.

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