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Dive into past brand photography sessions; photo, branding, and confidence tips; and musings from this tree-hugging, tea-chugging, travel-loving content photographer in the NW of England.

How to Appear Less Awkward on Camera

So many people reach out to me for photos and share that they think they're AWKWARD in front of the camera.

Honestly, it's nothing to worry about in these types of photo sessions because we plan stories around your day-to-day routines so you just carry on about your business while I document how real you are! It's as easy as that.

Plus, you know what? Awkward-ness is real, endearing, and relatable. And authenticity draws people in. Truly.

The photos I share of myself always get higher engagement than ones I share of anything else. That's because people crave connecting with the person behind the brand. They want to know your true you and it's healthier to share that anyway. The last thing you want is to drive someone mad comparing themselves to your seemingly perfect life. No way - show the messy, real, human side and people will love you for it.

Here's a bit of advice to help guide you through:


Just go with it and be yourself. Take a deep breath and throw your whole self into the process. Allow yourself to not overthink in and have fun!


Gather your favorite anthems to help you get out of your head and into the groove. Music is POWERFUL. Have you seen the queens transform during drag race lipsyncs??? You are magic. Let the music fuel it.


Choosing a photographer that can not only relate to the awkward, but can also help you shoot through it is vital in coming out of your shoot with images you're proud of!


Full and half day shoots come with a planning session where together we formulate a schedule and key shot list to work through during the shoot. The simplicity of having a specific mission and working off a list can be all it takes to help people get into photo mode.

Then there's all the other good stuff that will help you feel like a powerful boss babe and help you boost your confidence on camera:

✨ affirmations

✨ breathing excersices

✨ meditation

✨ visualizations

✨ embodiment

✨ hair and makeup

✨ killer wardrob

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: If we all think we're awkward...are any of us actually awkward?

Kayleigh King, owner of Wild Kind Photography awkwardly posing.

Have no fear, Gorgeous. You're in beautiful, awkward hands.



Queen of Awkwardtown.


Are you ready to put these techniques to the test and boost your brand image with a personality-packed gallery?

Let's chat about a brand photoshoot!

These images tell stories that invoke trust and connect you with others by showcasing your passions and I absolutely ADORE helping business owners feel confident on camera while bringing their shoot dreams to life! I'm here to support you and help you attract your ideal clients. Get ready for a fun day celebrating you and your brand as we capture what makes your business authentically YOU!

Check out what's involved in Personal Brand Photoshoots and reach out through my contact form when you're ready to learn more!

Liverpool Personal Brand Photographer Kayleigh King holding camera with tongue out in Liverpool.

Hiya I'm Kayleigh - colorful brand photographer and lover of green tea, travel, & all things plant-based

I used to feel super nervous and timid in front of the camera but now I get an absolute kick out of helping other women show up boldly, authentically, and CONFIDENTLY in order to attract their people.

I can’t wait to help you feel good, save time, and capture photos that will help your business grow!

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