What does my client want? There are times as photographers that we shoot solely for ourselves to create art that inspires us. The other time is when we are shooting for our clients. My goal for my clients is to give them exactly the type of pictures they want. You might have one client that really likes more of a fun session and another one would want something more high fashion downtown. Most of the time when I ask a client if they have any ideas for their session they say oh I trust you. Yikes, me?! Okay now I gotta think! That’s why I really try to get to know my client before a session and social media is great for that. First I add my clients as friends on Facebook and try to see what types of things they enjoy doing and a bit about their personality. Facebook is good for attempting to get a feel for someones personality, not to mention better than Twitter because nobody cares if you’re going into the kitchen to get lemonade, or going to bed in 5 minutes! Anyway, take me for example, I think I’m funny. I might be the only one, but nevertheless I think it’s true and you can sense it when you read my Facebook. I love to laugh and am in no way shy which is good to know since I would be the type of person that you would have a difficult time getting a serious photo of.
I also ask if they have a Pinterest account. I love Pinterest, it’s an addiction. You can learn a lot about someone by viewing their Pinterest boards. What kinds of clothes do they like, or styles of homes they love, or even the food they like. By the way, I try never to go on Pinterest after 9 pm because it’s just full of food recipes and makes me want to eat a large cake. They key is to just seek out whatever you can learn bout your clients before a session, and you will be so much more confident that you can give them what they want.
I’m not much of a writer, so here’s a pretty picture of the blog I’m working on next: