Last year I had the pleasure of meeting some of the leadership of In the City Camp, Atlanta’s coolest Jewish day camp for boys & girls ages 5-14. The kids experience the character-building experience of Jewish overnight camp in a day camp setting. The convenient Atlanta locations, wide range of activity options (that campers choose themselves every day), and staff come together to create serious summer fun. You can find out more here: http://www.inthecitycamp.com/
This year there are some new faces on staff so an appointment was set to to create headshots that were consistent with the previous shots. Their culture is fun and relaxed and lively, so we went outside, brisk wind notwithstanding, and took some great shots. The natural light created a fresh look and is really flattering. Really enjoyed working with these ladies.
After the boss himself came in for professional portrait he sent in his staff to have their headshots done. So I got to meet Deborah and Angie and they were just lovely. We had a good time and lots of girl talk.
Not everyone can say they consult for huge conglomerates and industry leaders for their digital brand strategies. Angie, however, is one of these people. She regularly interacts with movers and shakers, decision makers, and is comfortable and confidant in front of corporate audiences. She also has another professional identity as a global representative of business in a governmental/policy-type organization. When we talked about all this during our Skype consultation my reaction was, “Wow….okay–that is a lot to consider.” The question was, how to interpret this in terms of styling, body language, facial expression, color scheme, and essentially how to go about creating an image that immediately communicated her intelligence and proficiency while keeping her looking approachable. Going with her favorite color of blue was easy–then it was a matter of experimenting with pose and micro expression to get just what we wanted. And here are the results!
When Nick initially contacted me about creating some marketing images for his company, I felt right away he would be a great client to work with. Knowing more than a bit about photography himself, he was educated about lighting and composition and had a clear vision for the results he wanted. Sure, he could have placed his own DSLR camera on a tripod and gotten a good result, but he recognized that there’s more to good images than simply owning the tool that can do the job. Nick is a young entrepreneur, and he wanted headshots and personal branding images that were contemporary and upscale. Not many people request black and white headshots, but an edgy black and white look was something he was definitely interested in. We went back and forth with some examples and planning emails, then set the time and date. His wife Anna ended up booking a time shortly after his, so she arrived a few hours later to have her headshots done, some with the same lighting look as her husband’s for continuity and then a few for her own use. Being coached through different poses and a variety of expressions created headshots they were really pleased with, and is something they could not have achieved on their own. They were both so nice to work with and I think they look fantastic in their headshots.
Teaser from today: This deserves a capital F….as in Fab and Friday!! Lovely Katie came by this morning for some acting headshots. We had fun even though it got warm and we were ‘schvitzing like a pudding at a picnic’ so to speak. The girl has the perfect ‘pretty with a touch of smolder’ thing happening.
Todd came by the studio last week for some new headshots, ranging from executive to business casual. I thought this dark suit and purple background nicely complimented his pale lavender dress shirt and blue eyes. Confidant and approachable!
So sometimes you find yourself sitting in the studio AN HOUR after the session still talking with your fabulous client like you’re long lost best friends. Which is what happened when Monica came by for professional headshots. We found so many interesting things to chat about ranging from stilettos to Korean BBQ and everything in between. And girl killed it during her session…..just sayin. Here’s the lovely Monica in her Classic Headshot session.
The super nice and very sharp Brooke stopped by to get her professional headshot taken, and what a pleasure. She has such an energy about her and an amazing smile…..I think that really came out in her headshot. Great to work with you, Brooke!
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Yet another extremely professional and pleasant person from a certain Law firm in downtown Atlanta, Katie came in ready to go. We looked over her clothes and tried a few different outfit ideas before settling on this sharp suit with a soft black blouse. She’s clearly taken care of her skin and stayed out of the sun because it’s amazing…..kudos to her. She looks amazing! This headshot will definitely take her LinkedIn profile a notch up.
There are some people who have a warmth and a charm that is so endearing, you find yourself opening up to them immediately. William is definitely one of those people. Within minutes of his arrival at the studio we were chatting away about the joys of being the aunt or uncle to kids in the family, travel plans (his to India, mine to Australia), and the challenges of being in client facing businesses. His personality is just so kind and intelligent, even though he has to make some tough calls in his professional life, that we went with the smiling photo that really reflects who he is as a person for his executive headshot.