On my website I mostly show you the end results of a photo session. But there is a whole story behind every photograph and photo session. To give you an idea of what a photo session with me usually looks like, I will give you an example of a photo session from beginning to end.
This photo session with Rein and Sandra took place at the southern Irish coast of the Beara Peninsula. These kind people took me with them to Ireland, and I had the pleasure of spending a whole week with them <3
Step 1: First contact
I have known Rein and Sandra for quite a few years now, so with them I had a very long get-to-know-each-other. When people I don’t know book me for a photo session, I usually (Skype) call with them first. Reason for this is that I think it’s nice getting to know each other a bit before meeting and immediately starting hiking and photographing. We will introduce ourselves and we can discuss further details about the photo session, like planning, location, outfits, etc.
Step 2: Meeting in real life
And then it’s time to go on an adventure together! We can meet at your place of residence and drive to the location together, or we can meet at the location of the session. Then we finally get to meet each other in real life and start hiking. I will make sure that we visit the most photogenic places in the area, and that we don’t get lost. During the first part of the hike we’ll mainly focus on getting comfortable with each other and being present in the moment (beautiful scenery!).
Step 3: Time to take some pictures!
Often I already start taking pictures from the beginning of our hike. No full-in-the-face pictures, but pictures of the landscape, you walking in it and natural details. When you feel fully comfortable having me around, I will give you little ‘tasks’ that will help you look at your best in the pictures without you actually having to actively pose for me. No awkwardness, just fun!
Step 4: Picnic time!
Of course we can’t do without a picnic with epic views. In this case, Ireland lovers Rein and Sandra brought some Irish drinks with them and drank them while looking at beautiful Irish scenery. And me? I was just taking pictures from a distance, allowing them to enjoy that moment with just the two of them.
Step 5: Slowly walking back to the car
All good things come to an end, so at some point we’ll have to head back to the car. With sunset pictures, this might mean that we have to walk back in the dark. Just in case, I’ll always bring a torch with me. When we reach the car, it’s time to say goodbye.
Step 6: The results
Of course, my work does not end with the end of the photo session. I will go home with your pictures on my memory card en edit them in the next weeks. Within two or three weeks you’ll receive a digital, password protected, album with the results of our photo session.