I am David Woodcock a professional, Norfolk portrait photographer based in Norwich. Portrait photography is capturing an image of a person or group of people, that brings out the personality of the subject by using a combination of lighting, backdrops and poses.
Types of Portrait Photography
There are a variety of ways to photograph portraits. I mainly take traditional portraits where the subjects looks directly at the camera. This is because you are more likely to trust people that look at you. However, I am increasingly taking lifestyle and environmental portraits capturing people in a place that defines their personality. There is less posing and adjusting the placement of hands.
As you can see in my portfolio I also take portraits to highlight a woman’s beauty. This often involves using makeup and the use of clothing such as vintage. However you do not need an extensive wardrobe for a photo shoot. Plain simple clothing works just as well as an expensive outfit.
A young woman portrait
Portrait Photo Shoots
Would you like some fantastic images capturing the personality of you or your loved ones? Does your Instagram page need improvement by having some professional images? Would you like some portraits to improve your personal brand? Whatever your requirements I will work with you, find out more about you and encourage you. I’ll also provide you with creative images and lasting memories that you will treasure forever.
I will put you at ease during a fun, natural and relaxed photo session. Furthermore, I’ll also provide you with lots of ideas, uncomplicated poses, inspiration and locations.
Photos help you to remember any occasion such as a fun day on the beach or at the park.
Unfortunately life does not stand still. About every 7 years or so our lives and aspirations change. Often people we love are no longer with us. So it is important to capture life and key stages in our lives with photographs, so that we can look back on our past times with fondness.
Also if you are looking for a special treat for a loved one, a photo shoot is a fantastic idea.
Bridal and Cherish The Dress Portraits
Bridal portraits give a bride the opportunity to wear their dresses for a portrait photo shoot, in a location of their choice. This is traditionally known as a Cherish The Dress photo shoot. If you would like some creative outdoor portraits in your wedding dress, with your husband or a small group please let me know your requirements?
A Cherish The Dress photo shoot also gives you the opportunity to be photographed in a prom dress, evening dress, ball gown or any special dress of your choice. You will enjoy having some special images and memories to treasure forever.
If you are having a small informal wedding and require one to two hours of photography outdoors after your ceremony, I can provide this service for you. Furthermore I can also provide if you with an engagement photo shoot.
Character and Specialist Portrait Services in Norfolk and Norwich
I love meeting people from all walks of life. If you are in business, an actor, a politician, a musician or an artist I would relish the opportunity to take photos of you and tell your story in a blog post. If you simply want images as a record and memory to look back on in the future I’d also be delighted to capture images of you. I photograph individuals, couples and groups.
Getting professional images is also an excellent way to update your dating profile.
Other associated services that I provide are:-
- Head shots for business and personal use
- Group shoots of friends, related people, newborns, babies and children
- Model and actor portfolios for starters and those wanting to update
Locations For Your Portrait Photo Shoot
Your photo shoot will take place outdoors. This can be at home in your garden, my garden, in a public park or in any environment of your choice. The City of Norwich, plus local towns and villages also have beautiful backdrops. Furthermore in Norfolk and North Suffolk there are some superb locations for photography with beautiful beaches between Cromer and Overstrand and Happisburgh.
I can recommend other suitable locations to you. You often don’t need to travel very far to find an excellent backdrop.
Portrait Photography – Top Tips
Appropriate clothing is the key to achieving excellent portraits. Pastel colours of pink, blue, yellow, green, grey and white work best in Spring and Summer. Rich vibrant colours of red, orange and yellow work best in the Autumn. Vintage is a popular style.
For the best effect choose clothing in keeping with your surroundings like in the beach image above. However, sometimes wearing clothes in complete contrast to your surroundings such as a wedding dress on a beach (as shown below) also works.
A woman in a bridal dress on Happisburgh beach contrasts with the environment
Ideally change your clothes every 10 – 15 minutes. As a result you will get a much better variety of images from your photo shoot. If you require photos for your Instagram feed you might like to change clothes more frequently. Choose a bright overcast day for your photo shoot and a location with a variety of backdrops.
A makeover is not necessary. Do your own makeup and look as natural as possible. You will then get images that you recognise being as your true personality.
Norfolk and Norwich Portraits – Video Slideshow
To find out more about my service please view the short video slideshow below.
Norfolk and Norwich Portrait Photographer – Price
My price including the post processing and delivery of your images is by quotation depending on your requirements.
As a guide your options include:-
- £150 for a 60 minute outdoor photo shoot anywhere else within a 30 mile radius of Norwich and the supply of 30 processed digital images. The price of additional images is £5 each. You can also add additional time priced at £30 for each 15 minutes;
- The price of prints and photo books by Vanilla Photobooks are by quotation.
Norfolk and Norwich Instagram Photographer
It is much easier and quicker if someone shoots your Instagram photos. You will also get much better images and therefore better content if you engage a professional photographer. It will also improve your brand image. You might like to use my brand photography service. However if I am shooting and processing your images for Instagram only, you can have a 3 hour photo shoot walking to different locations for a special price of £270 with the supply of 60 processed digital images.
I recommend a 3 hour photo shoot with lots of changes of clothes. This makes it look as if your photos were taken on different days. If you post on Instagram on each weekday you will get around 3 months worth of images from one photo shoot to share with your audience.
My prices include taking your portraits and the post editing / processing of your images to a professional standard.
For more information about my service see frequently asked questions.
Portrait Photographer in Norfolk and Norwich
I am ceasing this service on the 6th June 2024 to concentrate on photographing and selling landscape wall art. So please contact me and take full advantage of getting some new portraits before then.
Tel: 01603 402015
Email: Click contact on the top menu bar
Images © Norfolk and Norwich Portrait Photographer: David Woodcock