Personal Branding Portraits for Wedding Photographer, David Weightman
I love doing environmental portraits, although it’s slightly nerve-racking when they’re for another photographer! David had recently had a website redesign and needed some new personal branding portraits for his About Me page.
The images had to work on both mobiles and computers and David wanted something fairly relaxed and informal and not too posed; with this in mind, I scouted some locations ahead of the day so that we’d have a good choice of backgrounds to work with that would also complement the final images. The good thing about Guildford is that there are so many places to choose from, including beautiful tree-lined paths, lovely old brick walls and lots of more urban settings.
The only thing now was to wait for some good weather. We had a couple of dates in mind, but the first one turned out grey and damp, which wouldn’t have worked at all well. As it was late autumn, I really wanted a bright, sunny day (something I usually avoid like the plague!), because I knew that the low light would be perfect for enhancing the colours of the trees. Our second choice was perfect – clear blue skies, but freezing cold too!
We covered about six locations in all and I captured lots of different poses and expressions. David was very patient as I dragged him halfway across Guildford! These are some from his shortlist, and the first shot (which was actually the last one I took) was the one he chose for his About Me page; it’s my favourite too.
If you’d like to see more of David’s amazing documentary-style wedding photography, or if you’d like to book him for your wedding, visit his website here – https://www.marriedtomycamera.com/
And if you’d like to update your own business portraits, then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.