August’s Photographer of the Month is Julie Uhl Photography!
Julie Uhl Photography is owned by Julie Uhl. Julie is originally from the Piedmont Triad and currently resides in Winston Salem.
Julie is a natural light photographer and shoots on location throughout the Triad. She aims to create natural looking portraits in addition to catching those fun candid moments. Her goal is to capture beautiful images that you’ll love, while having fun and creating memories.
Here are three tips from Julie for business owners who are having photos done.
1. Make sure you and your photographer are on the same page! Find a photographer who’s work fits your style and that you click with. Not everyone’s style is the same and not all personality types work well together, and that’s ok! Find someone you trust and make sure they understand how you plan to use the images so that they can work with you to create the perfect shots. From planning your session, to opening up about things you’re feeling insecure about (Not a fan of your arms, or hate your chin? Let your photographer know so that they can pose you in a way that is most flattering!), and all the way through receiving your final product communication is key!
2. Look and feel your best! Before any session, make sure you get plenty of sleep and
drink water. This will prevent any dark circles under the eyes and the water will do wonders for your skin! Also, find clothing that looks good but feels comfortable. If you don’t feel good in your clothes, it will show in the images. When choosing your clothing, avoid busy patterns by choosing solids that work well with your complexion and/or that make your eyes pop. (For example, folks with blue or green eyes generally look great in blues and greens!) Add visual interest to your outfit by layering pieces in complementary colors for a put together look. (Vests, sport coats and/or ties for men and bracelets, earrings and necklaces or scarves for women.) Women should apply make up in a way that appears natural and accents their best features. Lastly, avoid getting a new hair cut or trying a new style immediately before the session. If you plan to do so, try to do it a couple weeks before so that you have time to practice styling it.
3. Relax, trust your photographer and try to have fun! Having photos done may not be an everyday thing for you but for the photographer, this is the norm. We may ask you to pose in a way that feels awkward, but generally this is done to accentuate your best features and/or minimize angles or features that aren’t flattering. When you find a photographer you “click” with, this will all come naturally. You’ll be able to communicate easily and they’ll help you to feel relaxed so that you can enjoy your session.
For more information on Julie Uhl Photography or to set up a session visit her blog
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