The Necessary Headshot

Recently I photographed Kristin Schwab,  Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.   My approach to headshots is to photograph each individual in an authentic way while highlighting their best features.  The eyes are especially important in order to connect them to their viewers as you see below.  That is why I find this image compelling –  you can see who she is! In this visual world we live in, the headshot has become very important.  Are you putting your best face forward?  If you would like to, give me a call today!  

Spring flowers in CT.

My Magnolia is blooming on this first day of spring 2012!  I love this tree and this year there is no fear that the blooms will freeze.  This week, at least!  Spring weddings should be wonderful this year!

Inspiration.

When I put myself in the company of incredibly creative people, inspiration seems to be contagious. Have you had this experience? It really does matter who you hang around with. I just came back from my professional convention and spent 4 days in the company of many wonderfully talented people. The most important part, whether you are a photographer or other professional, is that it doesn’t matter what business or area of expertise you are in. I believe we are all creative in some way in our work and our lives. We all need inspiration and we can create it with our “team”. It could be co-workers, or others! The connections made by sharing, collaborating and brainstorming can be quite profound. A marvelous photographer, Matthew Jordan Smith, gave a presentation at the convention and said something like, “You never know where inspiration will come from”.  So true! Where will YOU find new inspiration? Stay open and  look out for a new perspective or idea by connecting with the people around you – and let me know what happens by commenting here! My inspiration lead me to ‘play’.  This effect was captured in low directional light and I experimented with camera […]

A Professional Head Shot – so valuable for your business!

Eric Horton came to me recently and updated his head shot for his business website.  Having a professional head shot on your site is a great way to introduce yourself to your potential clients and gives them an easy way to connect with you.   Isn’t that is what we want as business people, to connect?  Plus, the quality of your professional image shows your attention to detail in your work.  We took some shots in both the studio and natural light area.  This gives Erik some choice and flexibility for his particular business needs.  Erik is a health coach, a very warm and caring person that after 30 seconds of being in his presence, I felt I had known him for years!  His business sounds wonderful for anyone, but especially those who are dedicated to a healthy lifestyle.  Check out his website today!  Eric says, “Instead of creating lists of restrictions and good and bad foods, I coach my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline.”  Sounds good to me!  Thank you, Erik, for trusting me with your head shots.  It was a fun time, too!

CT Wedding Moments: When the photographer is invisible.

I have been meeting with many engaged couples lately and I noticed that most of them are concerned about how the photographer(s) work at capturing natural images.  My clients want images where the subjects are not distracted from the action by a photographer who keeps telling them to smile, or pose etc.  So I thought I would post just a few that show what happens when I make myself invisible.  There are many more.. but this gives an idea of how I work and some moments that are captured while the subjects are unaware. The first one here is the couple enjoying the walk back from out portrait session after the ceremony.  I walked a head and waited until they were engrossed in conversation.  They didn’t know I was still photographing them.   Here is Dad, sitting on the bed looking up at his beautiful daughter as her mother arranged her veil.  I could not have caught that expression if I made myself visible.  I like to ‘shoot through’ as well.   This mother and daughter was a grab shot as I walked through the cocktail hour.  There was a nice connection between them that attracted my eye.   And […]

Do you need a new headshot?

I had the pleasure of creating some new head shots for Pamela Horton, AFFINITY MARKETING DIRECTOR at BEARINGSTAR INSURANCE.  We had such a good time, and she was surprised how painless the process was.  That made me really happy!  I think she looks fantastic, don’t you?   Three different looks for different business applications.  We did some studio lighting and natural lighting. It’s a good idea to update your head shot every two years, so give me a call and I can create something special for you, too.