“(…) but I’m not photogenic…” – I hear it a lot!
Believe me, it doesn’t surprise me! Like many of you, I also get shy in front of the camera – and yes, a portrait photographer is saying it herself! After all, I’m not photogenic… But we wouldn’t be ourselves if we didn’t take chances and just go for it, would we? And such beauties are resulting from it! Just believe and LOVE yourself.
"MY GOAL THIS YEAR IS TO TAKE MORE PORTRAITS PHOTOS OF EVERYONE WHO LOOOOOOVES TO LAUGH BUT HATES HAVING THEIR PHOTO TAKEN!" PERSONAL & BUSINESS BRAND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
I can certainly put myself in your shoes. We all have moments of lack of confidence, courage and insecurity in our life, at work and relationships. Similarly to you, I am very harsh with myself, wishing I am few kilos lighter, slimmer and taller… But you know what… we are AMAZING no matter what!
AS A PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER " I CAN SEE THE BEAUTY IN YOU"
I love seeing the transformation that a woman goes through during the portrait session with me! Form being shy, vulnerable, insecure to having a fun and feel BEAUTIFUL. And I do not mean a physical transformation (hair or make up) but the empowerment, self-esteem boost, letting go and giving a permission to accept who you really are, permission to feel good, to feel beautiful and enjoying the photo session process. A portrait experience where the result is not only a picture but it is a moment to express yourself.
I strongly believe it's about being confident and being yourself, knowing who you are and how you want to feel in life. That’s what make you beautiful, unique and what makes you shine in the spotlight.
I am looking for a portrait with a soul! I love EMPOWERING women through my lenses not only showing their beauty but their true selves. Making them feel fabulous and comfortable in front of my camera. And getting to know them, their passion, story and business...creating connection. It's a dream for me!
“NOTHING MAKES A WOMAN MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE BELIEF THAT SE IS BEAUTIFUL".
What I love the most during the portrait photo session is seeing the person getting more and more comfortable in front of the camera. Really to the point where this strangely uncomfortable feeling disappears and simply turns into fun and truly enjoyable experience for both of us!
„PEOPLE FEEL GOOD IN FRONT OF CAMERA ONLY WHEN YOU LEARN TO HELP THEM FEEL COMFORTABLE BEING THERE! IT IS ABOUT INFUSING THEM WITH YOU PASSION AND EDUCATING THEM ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY WILL ENJOY THE PROCESS. -David Beckstead
And this happens when we create the deep connection which makes you relaxed and comfortable from the very first photo of the session, whether it's in my photo studio or location of your choice (London & Brighton area). Connection is all in the eyes for me, it is that brief moment when they let you in even if it is just for a moment and you capture it! And I must admit, there is no better feeling than hearing my clients saying: "Wow! That was SO easy!" after the photo session is completed – I LOVE it!
I truly believe in being authentic, real and true to yourself- in life and during the photo session of course! Whether you are an entrepreneur, an online business owner, a creative individual or a influencer– being authentic is the best (and only) way to connect, engage your audience and gain trust! After all, people choose you for who you are, not who you are pretending to be. What is your story? The story can be tell through eyes and body language…mood and colours. Photography is amazing isn’t it?
“THE EMPOWERED WOMAN IS POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE AND BEAUTIFUL BEYOND DESCRIPTION" - Steve Maraboli
LONDON & BRIGHTON PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
As a London & Brighton Personal and Business Brand Portrait Photographer I love photographing people… When I look through my lens I get to see and feel more about the person than I could have ever seen before!!! I truly believe that my role here, as a portrait photographer, is to help you distinguish your own unique beauty and inner values. To make you comfortable from the beginning to the end of the process. Hence an authentic, not posed, real-life story telling portrait images are by far my favourite type.
So, in response to, "I am not photogenic" - let me prove that you are wrong by bringing out the beauty in you, because it really exists in everyone! Including me & you!
Always dream BIG!
Magdalena Smolarska Photography| London & Brighton Portrait Photographer
Professional Personal Brand Portrait Photographer for entrepreneurs, creative individuals, influencers, couples and families.