“Nina is an awesome photographer. Her headshot of me garnered me more Facebook likes on my page than anything else I have posted. Her vision and attention to detail is second to none.”
Hearing that my clients are thrilled with their headshots absolutely makes my day. Providing people with a polished image to help them move forward is my job, and my joy. Don’t settle for anything less than a headshot that gives you confidence in yourself every time you see it.
Call me TODAY to talk about refreshing your headshot so you can take your career and business to the next level!
Behind the Scenes……a day in the life here at the studio. The lovely Joan came in today for a business headshot for LinkedIn. We used natural light in the studio space for her shoot, reviewed them together in the Client Room, and made a final decision to select her new headshot. Easy peasy! Now her new business portrait will be edited and emailed to her so che can attract great new contacts and business opportunities all across Atlanta and beyond.
Always inspiring to meet a young person who is driven and knows what she wants. Jasmine is only a freshman in high school but her mom says she has been focused on acting for a while. Recently she’s been cast in 2 movies and has more auditions coming up, so I don’t think anything will be stopping her. #actor#actress#headshot#actorheadshot#atlantaheadshot#atlanta
Since I know Adrian’s dad through a networking group it was only natural that he gave me a shout when his daughter needed acting headshots. Adrian is looking at some exciting opportunities and had a particularly promising audition in Atlanta coming up fast so we got her into the studio ASAP. With so many TV shows and movies filming in the ATL these days it pays to be prepared and ready to seize the moment.
Just heard from Katie, who came in for Headshots in November. She has landed a great assignment and will be moving to London. What a fabulous adventure…congrats Katie. To avoid getting stuck with a dreadful and unflattering Visa office shot she emailed and asked me if I could drop her image onto a white background. Done and done. Now she is ready to start globe hopping with a photo she actually likes on her Visa!
Big news! We’ve decided to launch a new Instagram account specifically for headshots. Going forward @NinaParkerPhoto will be focused on portraits, both humans and pets, while @NinaParkerStudios will be dedicated to headshots. Obviously there will be plenty of headshots, as well as behind the scenes shots from the studio and various shoot locations around Atlanta.
I look forward to sharing great images and tips for good Headshots along the way.
To get these started, here’s a behind the scenes shot of me photographing my friend and fellow photographer Anna at her studio. Clearly, we were not having fun AT ALL!!
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.