Not every headshot I shoot has a white background. While I prefer white for the ability to blend well into web pages and printed materials, there’s nothing wrong with a darker background in a headshot. In this example Lisa’s smile makes the photo bright enough all on its own. 🙂
My last Headshot of the Week! for February, 2019 is Jennifer M. This shot of Jennifer is from a recent group session where I usually only have a few minutes with each subject. It didn’t matter here as showed up ready to ‘own it’ when she stepped in front of the camera.
I love this image of the lovely Elisabeth Donaldson. It’s makes me think she’s looking at something that’s as captivating as she is here. So grateful for the chance to work with her creating this image (she makes me look so good).
I’ve often found that less is more when it comes to directing portrait subjects. The young lady in this shot was very good at listening to what her parents and I were asking her to do. However, my favorite photo from the entire shoot was this candid moment where she is just being herself. This doesn’t just apply to children. Always give your subjects a chance to be themselves and you’ll find these can be the most engaging images from a portrait session.
I don’t often shoot couples or pet photos, but when I do I sometimes combine them together. This image of of Rita and her BFF (best furry friend), Woody is one of our favorites. Rita is a longtime friend and we both love this photo of her and Woody we did a few years back. Woody is no longer with us but he still makes us laugh in captured memories like this. We miss you, Wood!
Matt really stole the show this past weekend during my latest vintage style portrait shoot. We had a blast doing these photos and I have so many photos with Matt laughing during this shoot they might make for a post all their own