Today, I wanted to look back at some 2019 Business Portraits as we start a new year. In the first place, I have Marty who owns a flooring installation company. Marty has a great personality who thinks out of the box and uses his creative mind to solve problems especially when working in client’s homes. With this in mind, I wanted to try something off the wall after getting the standard headshots.
This next set is from a shoot with Noel and his team from N &D Landscaping. On this occasion, they were on a job site taking down a series of tall trees. For his website and social media, these photos of rigging to secure falling limbs, and men standing high in the air will make an impact! Moreover, it will give their customers an idea of the kind of work that it takes to remove trees in neighborhoods.
Finally, I have some images from a session with Sherrita in Georgetown. Being that I see her at all the TEDx Tysons events, I know she is a talented wordsmith. Not only does she help coach speakers, but she is an author and entrepreneur in her own right. There is nothing like a bright morning in Georgtown Waterfront park for beautiful outside portraits.
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!