131: Denise Birdsong- Adding Emotion to Your Photographs

Nov 30, 2021

If you want a portrait to stand out, then it needs big emotions! Technical photography skills are well-known but not everyone is taught the value of emotions, so I’ve invited Denise Birdsong to join me on the podcast today.

Denise Birdsong is an award-winning wedding, portrait and boudoir photographer from the San Francisco Bay Area. Through her experiences as a dancer and model, Denise mastered the fine art of communication and storytelling through body language and facial expression. Emotion is what makes portrait photography truly standout, and it’s usually the missing component for most photographers. Denise is passionate about teaching her master photography students her signature methodology that takes them to the next level of their craft.

I love this interview because she shares so many great tips to help create emotion in our photos.

Listen For:
The reason she doesn’t like to waste a good mistake.
What our voice has the power to change.
Why empathy is so important in this business.
The reason people just need to breathe.

Being photographed can be a vulnerable experience for some people. Denise has some great ideas for creating a safe space for them.

Instagram: @denisebirdsongphotographer
Facebook Group: @strippeddownboudoir
Email: info@dbirdsong.com