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#237: Romantic Couples' Portraits With an Edge - Heather Jackson

Are you ready to take your portraits to the next level by offering an edgy, intimate, and creative style of portraiture?

In episode 237 of the Bokeh Podcast, Heather Jackson walks us through the thought process of offering romantic sessions that encourage couples to feel comfortable in little to no clothing. Listen in as she shares how you can attract the clients that are interested in these sessions, and make your clients feel comfortable enough to get undressed in front of the camera.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Technique for Time: Understand Quality over Quantity

Staying Present: Limit Your Internet Usage

Book Recommendation: How to Win Friends and Influence People - bit.ly/bp-winfriends

The Lesson: Believe in yourself and the final goal/dream.

The Gear Bag:

Sigma 50

Canon 70-200

Canon 35

Canon 24-70

Canon Flashes

Waterhousing

Wonderboom - bit.ly/bp-wonderboom

Inspiration:

indiaearl.com

Chuyphotos.com

Laurkenkendall.com

How to Get Your Couples Comfortable:

1. Bond over food or drink.

2. Loosen up with music.

3. Read into the couple and their personality to determine what they’re up for.

4. Keep the conversation going and continuously check in on them.

Links:

instagram.com/jackson.takes.photos

jacksontakesphotos.com

badfishsup.com

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