Dr. Maureen Mcintosh-Alberts is an executive personal coach. From her office, she manages a team that helps leaders attain higher levels for their organizations. Her home is her office, library, and meeting space for group work. At this time, I came to photograph her in the spaces where she does her work. For branding shoots, it is important to illustrate where people get inspiration, and do their best work.
Inside her home, Dr. Maureen has created a space for deep thinking and analysis. With lots of colors, and textures, it also gives a creative feeling. This is an area where clients are looking to find novel answers, so this environment fosters that. With a couple of flashes, I was able to light her and her rooms nicely.
In her library, she had an incredible collection of books. Moreover, she had an impressive collection of large printed photographs that her husband created. Without a doubt, this was my favorite are for photos. She is an academic, and these books contributed to where she and her business is today. It was a perfect setting to illustrate her growing brand!
This post is from an on-location session of Laurie Richard doing some business coaching. At this time, I met her at a modern office building in downtown Washington, DC. By the time I arrived, she had already been teaching for most of the day. When they came back from break, she started her last block for the day.
Watching professionals at work is really eye-opening and one of the privileges of being a photographer. Whenever I am assigned this kind of project, photos are my number one priority. Concurrently, I pay attention to the material presented. Not only does this keep me engaged with what is going on, but it does help in getting better photos. Authentic photos are always better as they translate better to viewers than completely set up images. When following along with the presentation, it helps you to previsualize the images you want to make and creates results that your clients are looking for!
I missed blogging about these two Tysons On-Location Headshots. Going with the ladies first, I made some headshots for Julie. In short, she needed a headshot for a national pageant she was competing. On this occasion, she was hosting an event at the Sheraton in Tysons. Scouting the area, the balcony on the mezzanine level was right in line with their ballroom chandelier. When you have this kind of opportunity, you go for the most sparkle you can get especially when you are photographing a beauty queen!
By comparison, Roscoe is a beauty of a different sort. As can be seen, he is a professional businessman who networks all throughout the DMV area. For his headshots, the Tower Club in Tysons was a beautiful natural setting. Not only is this a place where a lot of important business takes place, but it overlooks Tysons from a nice vantage. Both the balcony, and the club’s executive meeting rooms nicely set his new business portraits.