I am a professional Norfolk model portfolio photographer based in Norwich. A model is a person who promotes, displays or advertises commercial services or products such as fashion clothing.
Are you an aspiring model, actor or actress, or someone who needs some new images for casting as an extra? I can help by photographing you in a variety of poses. My operating times are weekdays and weekends from 9:00am to sunset.
Model Portfolios in Norfolk and Norwich
1. Testimonial by Matt Sanders
“David was approachable, professional, and very easy to work with. He made me feel at ease throughout, and even managed to nurture some genuine smiles from me. Excellent mix of studio and location shots also, helping to make a varied portfolio. Looking forward to working with you again”.
2. Testimonial by Natalie Lauren
“I have now worked with David on 3 shoots and am always hugely impressed with his work. His knowledge of the local area is fantastic so I know I will always get a multitude of backdrops which match the mood of the shoot. We always coordinate before hand with Pinterest so that we are both on the same page regarding inspirations and what we want.
On set he is great at making you feel comfortable and confident. He is more than happy to help with poses and give feedback on facial expression so you get the shots you want. In addition, the way David edits the photos are brilliant – very natural and always ensuring you look your best. My family and agent have been consistently impressed with his work and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to anyone, based on the commercial jobs and model portfolio work we have done together. Thank you so much David” Natalie Woodward (Model)
3. Testimonial from a Parent
“Received the pictures and myself and my wife are very happy and would like to say thank you. Very impressed also at the speed you processed and got them available for us to view. Thank you again David, we will be booking you again to add to Gemma’s portfolio in the very near future”.
4. Model Portfolio Photography Service
If you are new to modelling I will advise you with poses, types and the variety of images you will need. I will also help you to maximise your full potential in this competitive industry.
I have several part time models, both male and female who have modelled and now work with me on commercial photo shoots. Most of this type of work is in the beauty and fashion industry. It is also an excellent way to get experience, earn some money and to obtain a variety of new images.
For beauty work it is best if you do not have any tattoos or piercings (except for ears and belly button).
If you are an existing model you will need to obtain new images regularly. Also, if you have taken a break you will need to have some up to date images.
Your images are vitality important is it often the first thing any client will see. You therefore need to make a good first and lasting impression. I will tailor your photo shoot to meet your needs and also make sure that you stand out from the crowd.
You can see more of my work and the results of collaborating with one model by viewing Julia’s portfolio.
5. My Approach
I love photographing people and putting them as ease through friendly discussion. I also ensure that my clients feel confident and that they are happy and relaxed during a photo shoot. It is only in this environment that truly great portraits can be obtained. I also love the moments when I can capture a fleeting expression or a special look in the eyes to provide images that have real impact on the viewer.
Fortunately both Norfolk and Suffolk has scenery that changes within a few miles. The choices for your shoot include the city of Norwich with its urban landscape and parks, towns, villages, Broadland, Breckland, woods and the wide sandy beaches of the North Norfolk Coast. Imagine doing a shoot at beautiful Wells Next the Sea and Holkham with pine woodland, a sandy beach and colourful beach huts.
Southwold in Suffolk with it’s pier, beach huts and sandy beach is another great location for a shoot. Nearby Walberswick and Covehithe are other suitable locations.
To complete your portfolio you will also need some excellent heads shots.
Your portfolio needs to show a variety of images from extreme close up to full length. It also needs to show your character and best features. Spend some time moving to different locations and changing clothes because that is the only way you will get variety in your images.
The more changes and variety of clothing you bring on your photo shoot the better. About 4 outfits, some that you can mix and match, are suitable for a 1 hour session. You do not need to spend lots of money on new clothes. It is also best to travel as light as possible whilst on a photo shoot. I can give you some ideas on how to make the best use of the clothes that you already have.
Props are also useful to bring along such as a scarf, hat, sunglasses, jewellery or a parasol. I often bring some props to the shoot. The images on my website will help to give you some ideas on the types clothing and props to bring with you.
Also use my website to learn about the poses that like and then practice them in advance of your photo shoot.
7. Time of year and how to get a fantastic model portfolio
The best time of the year to undertake photo shoots is between April and October. Spring provides lots of scenery with flowers, Summer is great for a beach shoot. Furthermore, Autumn provides lots of rich colours and a golden light. Good light is essential on a model photo shoot. Hence a bright, overcast, warm day is best.
To get fantastic results you will need to put in a lot of effort. Frequent clothes changes, wearing clothes that do match the the weather conditions and frequent topping up of your makeup is all part of the experience.
I provide commercial photography for my regular clients. Sometimes models are required to wear beautiful dresses and other clothes. Models normally get a free makeover (hair and makeup) and the use of accessories such as flowers. You can see examples in my portfolio. These occasions also provide an excellent opportunity to add images to your model portfolio and whilst made up, to do your own photo shoot afterwards.
Please note that if you are inexperienced it is likely to take you about 10 to 15 minutes to relax and get used to being photographed. Only after that time are you likely to get suitable images. I therefore recommend longer photo shoots lasting 90 minutes to 2 hours.
Norfolk Model Portfolio Photographer – Prices
My price including the post processing and delivery of your images is by quotation depending on your requirements. As a guide options include:-
- £75 for a 1 hour outdoor photo shoot in a historic landscaped park just north of Norwich. You get 10 digital images processed to highest quality. The price of additional images is £5 each. You can also add additional time priced at £20 for each 15 minutes;
- £125 for a 90 minute photo shoot on Happisburgh beach. You get 15 digital images processed to the highest quality. The price of additional images is £5 each. You can also add additional time priced at £20 for each 15 minutes. If you combine this photo shoot option with the first option above, and order them at the same time, the price for the 2 shoots is reduced to £155.
- Prices for prints, canvas prints, framed prints (like the example below in a room layout), acrylics and photo albums by Vanilla Photobooks are by quotation depending on your requirements.
If your requirements are different to the packages above or you would like to use a different location, please ask for a quotation.
Only tasteful images similar in style to my current portfolios will be taken.
Your photos are delivered to you in high resolution suitable for printing. They will also be provided in low resolution for computer, tablet, smartphone and social media use.
If the weather is forecast to be bad for an outdoor shoot, then subject to your agreement we will defer to another date.
To find out more about my service please view the short video slideshow below.
Model Portfolio Photographer in Norfolk and Norwich
I provide photo shoots for this service from 1st April to 30th November each year. I am currently taking bookings with procedures in place to minimise the risks associated with COVID-19. If you require my services as a model portfolio photographer in Norwich, Norfolk or North Suffolk, please get in touch.
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