What Happens During a Shoot?

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I often get asked what happens during a shoot with myself your Isle of Man Photographer.  Initially, contact is made either by telephone or via my website here.  So after contact, I arrange a meeting where I can find out more about how you and your family want to be photographed.

Where, When & How!

You can either be photographed in the studio or at one of the breathtaking locations here on the Isle of Man.  As soon as we have agreed on a date and location I will send you my guide on how to look good in your photographs.

Niarbyl Beach on the Isle of Man
Niarybyl Beach has to be one of my favourite locations here on the Isle of Man for an outdoor shoot

Preparation For Your Portrait Shoot

In the lead up to the shoot, I will help and guide you if necessary so we can get the best out of the shoot.  I recommend that you all coordinate your outfits rather than look disjointed.  To view examples from my shoots please visit the family gallery here

Please avoid wearing patterned clothing and keep the jewellery to a minimum if you can.  We are going to create timeless and beautiful images that will last for years to come.

Family in Ballaglass Glen amongst the bluebells in Spring shot by Jason Kinrade Isle of Man Photographer
Family shoot at Ballaglass Glen amongst the bluebells

Planning Your Shoot

Here are my top 5 tips to consider to get the best out of the shoot.

  1. Decide on your ideal location, do you want a seascape in the background or do you prefer a studio set up?  This is important as you need to feel comfortable and relaxed wherever you are.
Shot in the studio with Isle of Man Photographer
A dramatic look created in the studio

2. Have you thought about what to wear, it’s a good idea to all co-ordinate, think about what you will all feel most comfortable in. I would suggest 3 changes of clothes for an indoor shoot and lots of layers if shooting outdoors, as we know the weather can be a challenge. Shopping online has never been easier to take into consideration the following retailers:

H&M – Contemporary Fashion for all the Family

Monsoon – Timeless and Elegant Fashion

Zara – Stylish & Fashionable from Spain

Boden – British Classics for all the Family

Fat Face – Relaxing Styles for Modern Families

3. Create a Pinterest or mood board along with your photographer and actively contribute to this, think looks, styles and locations.  The more time you invest in this, the better the images will be!

4. Have an early night before the shoot, you want to wake up refreshed and look amazing, so drink lots of water the evening before and if you can bring water to the shoot with you, if you have a studio shoot with me, refreshments are always provided.

5. Arrive on time, give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination relaxed and calm. Nobody wants a stressed look on a photograph now do they? This is your time to have a great session with lots of fun!

This is your time and it’s important to get the most out of it, as your photographer I will guide you throughout the whole experience.  The shoots normally last for an hour to two hours and within that time we will work on different styles and looks with different combinations if you are coming with your nearest and dearest. So everyone will have the opportunity to have their photograph taken by myself.

A portrait holds a moment in time that can never be repeated so, we will together create timeless and beautiful legacy images for years to come and it is my job to change the way you see yourself.

Isle of Man Photographer Studio Portraits

After the Shoot

So after the shoot, I will then work on the images in my style of editing, this normally takes me about 5 days and then you will have an online gallery for 10 days to choose your images for print.  There are various options available from ordering a single print to ordering handcrafted boxes with a collection of prints, for details please click here.

Isle of Man Portrait Photographer
Lasting memories to share and display in your home.

The quality of the prints is stunning, all are hand finished and mounted to exceptional quality.  If you would like to see samples then please let me know.  I want to create the most magical and memorable experience you have ever had.  Book yourself a shoot with an award-winning professional photographer, because you are worth it!

Prices & Packages

The cost for the shoot is £150, this includes a pre-shoot meeting, the shoot with editing, online gallery for ten days with a £100 credit towards your chosen prints or packages, for more information click here.  Digital downloads are available of any prints your purchase and not available separately.

Products by Isle of Man Photographer
A selection of mounted prints is available to purchase

So hopefully I have answered all of your questions, however, and if you do have a question about the shoots or me as your photographer then please feel free to contact me here.

About Your Isle of Man Photographer

As an award-winning photographer on the Isle of Man. I have received awards from The Portrait Masters and also had work published in Isle of Man Newspapers, Gallery & Agenda Magazines here on the island. 

Because I love to capture people at their best and with a subtle hint of drama with my fine art editing from the studio shoots. The shoots are always fun an d relaxed and never formal. I offer contemporary, fine art or stylish images, the choice is yours. 

Contact Isle of Man Photographer Jason

For further information then please contact me via email: info@jasonkinrade.com, mobile: 07624 475978 or via the contact form here   I look forward to hearing from you very soon. 

With warmest regards Jason

Jason Kinrade Isle of Man Photographer
On the other side of the camera and enjoying the great outdoors in an Italian village.

Previous Blog Posts

If you have enjoyed reading this post then you might enjoy some of these previous blogs!

The Portrait Masters

Lynsey Elliot & Seaside Cottages Port Erin

Horses at the beach with Sammy & Christopher

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  1. Nina Mace

    Great blog Jason and I love seeing the variety of photography you offer!

    • Jason Kinrade

      Thank you Nina, hopefully lots more to share in the up and coming blogs!

  2. Karenwiltshire

    Great blog , would love to explore the Isle of Man and visit those lovely locations for a photoshoot .

  3. Nicola Harrison

    Great blog and really good guide on how to prepare and what to expect at a shoot.
    Lovely work and what a great location!

    • Jason Kinrade

      Thank you Nicola, hopefully lots more sharing in the future…….

  4. Vanessa Gomes

    Great blog post, very informative!

    It makes me want to visit Niarybyl Beach for a session! 🙂

    • Jason Kinrade

      It really is Vanessa, so many beautiful spaces to have your portrait in, you should visit…..

  5. Laura Douglas

    This is such a helpful walk through of how your sessions work. Your photographs are beautiful. I can see why Niarybyl Beach is one of your favourite locations- stunning!

    • Jason Kinrade

      Thank you, Laura, it is a hidden (ish) gem here on the island, planning lots more outdoor shoots this Spring!

  6. Amy Knowles

    This is so useful to read, and what beautiful locations you have to work with!

    • Jason Kinrade

      Thank you, Amy, so lucky as the landscape is so varied here on the island. If you have never visited then you must……. 🙂


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