This post is about more sessions in the studio for 2019 3rd Quarter Headshots. Firstly in this set, Kelli recently completed her Ph.D. Correspondingly, she is looking to start a new teaching position. Overall, I am impressed with the dedication and work ethic for those that can complete such lofty academic goals! I hope that these new headshots help convey her new position as she starts her next opportunity.
Brandon is another business owner that I met networking in northern Virginia. He has great stories about growing up as a standout basketball player, and playing in the NCAA tournament! Since then he has worked many positions in the roofing and siding industry. In fact, he learned so much from his experience that he is now starting his own company! Hopefully these will help him with a successful launch.
Finally, I need to put these photos of Laurie from a previous studio session. At this time, she was looking for images that she could use for her business coaching website. Afterwards, she asked if these could be used for her upcoming book jackets. Of course, I said it would great to use for those! This is the first time my images were used for hard cover publication. I felt honored that she chose to use them this way!
Today, I am recapping the 1st Half 2019 Studio Headshots that I did not yet add to the blog. At first is Terri who was looking for new headshots as she ran for a local board. Being that we met while working at TEDxTysons events, it made sense that she was looking to run for the McLean Community Center board. With this in mind, her simple black top keeps the frame non-distracting. Especially since these photos will likely be small on a webpage, having the face be the focal point is very important. This is how most headshots are viewed these days.
Mary and her family own an HVAC company. Every week at our business networking group, Mary consistently talks about her expanding capabilities at her business. After producing some standard background headshots, I asked her if she had a favorite color. Purple was her choice, so of course, I did my best to get a nice purple in the background. In this case, I did it in camera, not in Photoshop! Using gels like in theater lighting, I changed the light gray background to purple. It is always fun to play in the studio!
Finally, we have Lyndon, a low key showman! During the day, he is a capable health insurance professional. On the weekends, he is an awesome event DJ! He has a great voice that really carries well over a microphone. Also, his years of experience in selecting music and playing for party crowds makes him a great addition to your reception. I hope to run into him at a wedding someday!
Earlier this year, Gift Hughes contacted me to photograph her at a live TV studio. On this occasion, she was going to present on a segment during Let’s Talk Live about the upcoming Miss Cosmos USA pageant. Since we first met at an earlier fashion shoot, I have seen Gift at many events in the area. Not only does she do a lot of modeling, but she is a busy realtor in a very busy market around DC.
For the most part, this TV studio was a very quiet work area. Since they have a lot of shooting areas and an open office area, it was important to not make too much noise. However, since there were a lot of sets with lighting already set for video segments, there were plenty of opportunities for photos. Gift was there to promote the upcoming Miss Cosmos USA pageant. She was dressed in her 2018 crown and a beautiful purple gown. We took the opportunity to get photos in all the branded spaces before leaving after the show.