You're not interested in the standard headshot. You want something different. Images that capture your unique services and products, your magic, your mighty within.
My speciality is documentary natural light environmental portraits. Different from traditional portraits in that they tend to show more of the character of the subject, rather than just the subject in front of a neutral background.
In environmental portraits the setting is important.
I seek texture when photographing you and/or your products. A golden field, a weathered wooden wall, a sitting in a coffee shop near a window.
For me, a good photograph is about the little details, that's what moves me. Sometimes it's the person’s hands, not their face that tell the story.
Sitting and reading a book, laughing, picking flowers, having a picnic. Sweet and simple moments that connect us to one another and connect you with your clients and customers.
What to wear?
One of my favorite stories is about my client Kate (pictured above). She was not excited about having her photo taken and she was nervous. Part of her anxiety was that she had no idea what to wear?
So I asked her what do you feel most comfortable in? She said, my dirty beat-up old overalls. I told her to go put them on and she immediately felt 100% more comfortable. Which in turn made her look more natural in the photos.
Her home is gorgeous and vibrant and the juxtaposition of her in beat-up old work overalls gave the photos another layer of texture that I simply loved. So I say, wear something comfortable, something that is YOU.
It's all about the light!
No matter where we're shooting it has to have good light. So please keep that in mind when choosing your location.
If we are shooting at your desk please have it setup the way you like it. It's also a good idea to clean your computer and monitor, your phone, anything that might be in the shot.
Props like plants, a cup of whatever you drink, note pad, books, pens, brushes, paper, whatever your tools are would be great to have on hand. Once you have the area setup take a step back and look to see if anything odd might be sticking out or if it looks too cluttered.