SIX REASONS TO MAKE ME YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1) I WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BEAUTIFUL
One of my proudest achievements is that time and time again I bust people’s beliefs that they are unphotogenic and give them a real boost in confidence.
Firstly, I’m great at helping people to feel relaxed and happy in front of my lens. Many people are shocked at how easy and painless a shoot with me is.
“I normally hate having my photo taken, hence never really having nice ones of myself – but the session was just so easy, comfortable and relaxed I more or less forgot about being self conscious, and am delighted with the resulting photos, you have captured so many lovely images, it’s hard to believe it’s really me in some of them!”
I know a lot about posing and body language, so I come to every shoot with ideas about what will work for you. It’s a collaborative process and my guidance on posing is gentle, so it doesn’t feel forced or awkward. I don’t ask people to smile. Instead I wait for the smiles which happen naturally as we relax into the shoot.
I am committed to a natural and minimalist editing style. My images help people to celebrate the real, rather than hankering after the impossible “perfection” offered by retouching in Photoshop (read more about my editing style here). I am a regional photographer for A Beautiful Body Project and part of a growing movement of photographers choosing to promote positive body image through their work.
Read the words of clients I have helped feel beautiful.
2) MY SESSIONS ARE LIFE-CHANGING
Having good photos of yourself can be life-changing. The shift in self-esteem can leave you feeling empowered and ready to face the world.
“It means the world to me not to be embarrassed by my photo. What a blessing.”
Great images can also lead to love.
“My internet dating was going nowhere and I decided some new, proper photos might give me a fresh start. Mim’s wonderful portrait photographs were very flattering, whilst still looking like me and remaining pretty informal. She gave me loads to choose from, wearing a couple of different outfits and I added the best two to my profile. This really made a big difference, both to my confidence and to my responses online. After a couple of false starts, I have found the most wonderful and amazing man. Highly recommended.”
3) PEOPLE LOVE MY PICTURES…
“Thank you for everything Mim. Your work is truly spectacular.”
I capture the details, the unstaged moments, the atmosphere.
“I highly recommend Mim. She does an exceptional job of documenting the details. The details that create memories.”
… AND SO DO THEIR FRIENDS
4) I LOVE PEOPLE AND CONNECT WITH THEM EASILY
Whether I’m working with people on their wedding day, doing a family shoot in the local park or creating images for commercial purposes, my clients say I’m lovely to work with. I come to you highly recommended by lots of happy customers.
People love my friendly and relaxed nature, that I am calm, flexible and unassuming, and my professionalism. According to those I’ve worked with, I am also talented, helpful, creative, patient, natural, open, organised and efficient.
Working with me is a stress-free experience.
“Thanks so much for playing such an integral part in our day. We were both really pleased that you were able to be involved – it certainly contributed to the relaxed atmosphere on the day. Your photos are wonderful! Looking at them brings back so many happy memories.”
Laura & Nick Ingle
I care. I run an ethical business (you can read more about that here **LINK) and offer my clients a great all-round experience because I care about the world I live in and those I share it with – as well as those who will live in it tomorrow.
I know my stuff. I have spent a lot of time studying images. And I mean a lot. I have a creative eye, built on years of experience of what works and what doesn’t, plus the technical knowledge and professional kit to back it up. I know poses, I know locations and I will make your images happen the way you want them to. I am largely self-taught, but have trained with some of the best in the business, including Jonny Draper and Karen Pfeiffer.
5) I AM A MUM
Wait, isn’t this a reason not to choose me as a photographer? No. I created my own successful photography business whilst looking after my baby daughter. Motherhood has also honed traits which are key to good photography: creativity, patience, flexibility and compassion, and I’m great with little ones.
6) MY PRICING IS UPFRONT AND HONEST
Unlike many in my profession, I am clear about my fees and what is included from the outset; there are no hidden costs for getting your images.
Sound good? Get in touch to find out what I could do for you.