Kristina Wikle’s Ideas for Photographing {Couples} in Love 


On this episode of The Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser speaks with Kristina Wikle who runs Visual Muse Studio in Tampa, Florida. Wikle’s portrait studio employs affiliate photographers who cowl a number of genres, liberating up Wikle to deal with her ardour—photographing {couples} in love. On this dialog, Wikle shares tips about the right way to make a hit out of {couples} portraiture from her new on-line course, Photographing Love

This was Wikle’s second look on The Portrait System Podcast. Her first look in 2020 was entitled Over $1,800 Average Sale Using Creative Networking in Tampa. Since then, Wikle has gotten married, modified her title, and has additionally grown her enterprise exponentially. Her ardour for photographing {couples} in love has at all times been a cornerstone of her enterprise. The photographer, who’s now transitioning out of taking pictures weddings, says the style is wealthy in alternatives for repeat shoppers, even outdoors of nuptials, corresponding to engagements, household shoots, and anniversaries.

Says Wikle, “If I’ve shot a shock proposal after which an engagement shoot and we took on their wedding ceremony (however you wouldn’t have to try this half), then they arrive again to you after they get pregnant, and you’ve got a maternity session. Then they’ve their first child. Then it’s vacation images. . . the {couples} whose engagements or weddings I shot ten years in the past are nonetheless my shoppers right this moment. ” 

As soon as a pair has contacted Wikle, she stresses that it’s crucially essential to have a session with them to seek out out what they get pleasure from doing collectively. Wikle views a pair’s shoot as a enjoyable date with a photographer. She encourages {couples} to “embrace the awkward” of posing in public with a photographer following them round. The secret is to have easy base poses and enjoyable verbal prompts that get the {couples} engaged with one another, laughing and having enjoyable within the second. Wikle says that actions like hugging, strolling, and dancing are nice for constructing enjoyable and connection. She additionally suggests beginning with the dressiest and stiffest outfits first after which getting extra informal because the shoot goes alongside. Or, for shoots which might be extra in public and trickier for wardrobe modifications, bringing easy equipment corresponding to a shawl or further jewellery can deliver selection to wardrobe. 

Wikle shares all of the methods of her commerce in her new on-line course, Photographing Love, together with her ten base poses and easy verbal prompts that create loving connection. Wikle additionally has a free Facebook Group called Photographing Love, the place photographers can share their work and be taught from one another. 

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To be taught extra about Wikle’s work photographing {couples} in love, go to Kristina Wikle Photography. To view her associates’ work, go to Visual Muse Studio

The Portrait System Podcast helps portrait photographers navigate the world of pictures, enterprise, cash, and way more. Hosted by Nikki Closser, the podcast is powered by The Portrait System, a complete, on-line academic platform that teaches all points of working a profitable portrait pictures studio.   

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