Instagram Portrait Photographer

Need new photos or portraits for a social media platform such as Instagram?

Let me capture your next Instagram portrait with proven techniques that will boost photo engagement and allow you to gain new followers.

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Stand Out Among the Crowd

Instagram Portrait Photography

In an overcrowded social media feed, having a great photo or portrait of yourself can make a big difference and allow you to stand out. By standing out among the crowd, your photos can get more likes, better engagement, and ultimately more followers.

This is very important if you are a blogger, social media influencer, and someone who is using Instagram to make a living. You can’t afford to post a low-quality photo using your phone, allow a professional photographer to take your portraits/photos and benefit from the higher-quality of photo.

Become Your Own Brand

Social Media Branding

You become your own brand when you create a social media profile. The photos you post on Instagram and the way your feed is organized and curated will determine your brand. You want to make sure you have a visual brand identity that is consistent. 

If you post high-quality photos taken by a professional, your followers will notice. Using high-quality Instagram photos from a Instagram portrait photographer will allow you to gain attention, build loyalty, communication information regarding your brand, and increase overall engagement.

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State-of-the-art photo editing software

Instagram Portrait Editing

Using state-of-the-art photo editing software such as Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, I can optimize the image to be posted to Instagram with the highest of quality. Have you ever seen a photo posted to Instagram by a professional photographer and it is blurry and does not look very sharp? This is because they do not know how to export and compress the image while also retaining image clarity.

Instagram automatically compresses every photo before it is posted to Instagram. Because of this, a photographer can have a high-quality photo that will look sharp on their desktop, however, when posted to Instagram, it will not be as sharp. I can export the photograph specifically for Instagram so it will not lose any image clarity and look very sharp. For examples, take a look on my own Instagram profile.

Professional Advice

Instagram Portrait Tips

Having knowledge and starting my career as an Instagram portrait photographer, I can also offer advice  on your social media profile if you request. I will let you know everything I have learned over the years regarding Instagram best practices, caption tips, best times to post, what hashtags to use, how to grow organically, and how to create a better brand on Instagram. 

You let me know the aesthetic/look you want to go for with your Instagram profile, and I will help edit and shoot those types of photos you are looking for, while also providing my own professional insight.

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Location Scouting

Instagram Portrait Locations

The background and scenery within an Instagram portrait can make all the difference. Whether you are a blogger who needs photos in a coffee shop or a social media influencer who needs photos on a beach, the location is everything. Once you book a session, the planning will begin before the actual photo shoot in regards to location scouting and the best location to take your Instagram portraits.

You let me know the types of photos you need and I will research the best places to take the photo based on experience and research. Based on the mood you are going for within the Instagram photo, I will also let you know the best time of day in order to capture your vision.

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Portrait Photography Services

Environmental Portraits

The goal with all my environmental portrait is to illuminate you, your life, and your surroundings.

Instagram Portraits

By standing out among the crowd, your photos can get more likes, better engagement, and ultimately more followers.

Headshot Portraits

A headshot portrait is a photograph of your face that usually includes shoulders. You can use the photo as a profile picture, a professional LinkedIn photo, a headshot to submit to agencies, etc.

Graduation Portraits

Graduation is not one or two stand alone photos, but rather a whole story about your memories in school.

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Creative Portraits

Photography is also about art. When so many portraits are being taken, sometimes you may want a more creative artistic portrait.

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Nature Portraits

Shooting in nature has become my favorite type of portrait photography and is a favorite among clients as well.

Collection of Work

Portrait Portfolio & Gallery

My portrait portfolio showcases some of my favorite portraits throughout my career. The photos include headshots, lifestyle portraits, individual family portraits, fashion portraits, etc. The editing style in each photo differs and is based on what the client wants from the particular shoot.

Some edits range from a more social media (Instagram) perspective to headshots for personal and professional use or for other platforms such as Facebook or LinkedIn.

I have a wide range of editing styles based on working with numerous clients who had different needs. You can find my personal editing style within my Orange County portrait portfolio. If there is a particular editing style you are looking for let me know!

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How will I receive the files?

You will receive the edited files within 2 weeks of your session. You will receive all of the files via WeTransfer, which is an easy + free email service. You can then send them to print, forward to your friends + family, and post online!

Download links expire after a few day so be sure to download your images as soon as possible!

What Am I Paying for Exactly?

Location scouting, posing tips, professional photo editing/retouching (color correction, tone adjustments, exposure adjustments, blemish/scar removal, teeth whitening, eye redness reduction, wrinkle/fine line removal), camera handling, my witty banter.

*small travel fee if outside Orange County

Do I get to select the images?

Part of my job is making the image selects and choosing the most flattering photos. I do not want to deliver images that are repeats, blurry, out of focus, shots of you blinking, or mid-sentence speaking.

I do not withhold any images, I only remove the “bad” ones based on the criteria listed above.

Can I edit the Images?

I ask that my clients do not add filters or crop any of the final edited images. I spend time ensuring the color balance and tones are correct in each image! If you want a particular edit style please let me know before the shoot and I can accommodate since I have experience editing many different styles.

What about time and location?

 I suggest blocking out 2 hours for your shoot the time. My timeframes are pretty generous. I usually wrap up earlier if I am able to shoot quickly.

I plan shoots based on one location and its surrounding area. There is a small additional fee for each additional “location.”

What if I need to cancel?

I ask for a $100 electronic non-refundable deposit to secure your session date + time. If you need to cancel you can put your deposit toward a re-schedule or you can have it refunded.

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