Back in August of 2018 Petapixel ran an article I wrote about photographing my parents, whom I hadn’t photographed up until then. You can read the article on their website, but I’m going to repost it here on the blog.Read More
I’ve known Liz Simmons for close to a decade. When it was time to create images for her newest album release with her band Low Lily, she got in touch.
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For as long as I’ve known Maureen, she’s told me to call her Moe. I love that. I love her nickname.
Moe took my workshop a long, long time ago. Sometime back in 2009 or 2008.
All these years have passed, and when Moe decided it was time to take a step forward professionally, she told me I was the only photographer she wanted to call. Comments like that make me feel all warm and appreciated inside.
So Moe came by the studio a little while ago, and we caught up and we had a ton of laughs, and then we got down to business.
When a session is booked with me, I leave a lot of time for what I call “the Process” to happen. Head shots, to me, are an organic process. Not only am I photographing you in a certain way, but I want to make sure that we don’t feel rushed – that we aren’t pressured for time. I ask clients to leave their schedule open; to not schedule anything after our shoot. I don’t ever want a client and I to loose the connection we are developing because they are pressed for time, or looking at their watch. We’ll shoot a bit, and chat, and shoot, and chat. There will probably be a lot of talking, because I love to talk and share.
When I emailed Moe her proofs, she emailed me back saying “This photo is a statement of how I see myself moving forward.”
Thank you, Moe. I am always in your corner
Lauren had wanted to work with me for many years but it was never the right time until recently when she needed an updated headshot for her business and LinkedIn pages. But as you can see from the image above, this session became much more than a headshot session.Read More
I've read and collected comic books my entire life. I pretty much learned to read when I was a tiny person by trying to figure out words in the balloons on comic pages. There is a special place in my heart for characters like Green Lantern and Green Arrow and Airwave and Iron Man and many, many, many more. So many.
When the Hippo phoned me up asking if I would photograph some local cosplayers for a cover story I practically jumped through the phone with an excited YES! The paper scheduled four cosplayers to come by the studio one evening so we could make some images that would be featured on the cover as well as serve as the main story for that issue.Read More
Josh and Owen are brothers. They are into anime and games and the same kinds of stuff that I love. They both wanted some headshots to use as they both approach graduating from high school. Josh (the older brother) wants to get into anime voice acting. How cool is that?
They both came up with their mom Amy from Massachusetts and we spent the morning making headshots and talking about all the pop-culture stuff I have hanging on the walls here at the studio. Before they left we got a shot of the two of them together (above)
Both of these guys were great. We hung a bit to help them relax, but they both photographed fantastically, and I know they were both happy. Mom even emailed me towards the end of the year to let me know Owen was already saving up for another session down the road.
I can make you look just as good. I love making clean, clear, crisp headshots. Consider hiring me if you happen to read this and are thinking about it. At least come visit me at the studio so we can chat a bit. That's free :)
Aaron is currently the hottest thing in the world of design. You might have seen his book. You've very probably seen some of his work, somewhere. You might even jot notes down in his Field Notes branded notebooks. I've been a big fan of his work for a while now, and when my wife Sara told me she booked him for an appearance at NHIA as part of his cross-country tour, I knew I had to make a portrait of him.Read More
Roland found me through Thumbtack, which is something new I'm trying for 2017. He was looking for some clean, crisp portraits of himself before he retired from the Hampton NH police force wearing his dress uniform and before he had to hand it in. I shot him over some example images on white and on black and told him I'd like to shoot him on simple solid-color backgrounds so that you focus on him and not be distracted by elements behind him. He liked my work and we arranged a date in the studio.
I've never had the chance to photograph a police officer before, and it was great afternoon of me asking questions and talking about his service. He took extreme pride in what he does and his uniform, and I really enjoyed getting shots that reflect that.
The above image is one of my favorite. It's so direct. It almost feels confrontational, but I love the slightly upward angle that I shot him at.
A detail shot that I really like. I love the composition and the angle of his shoulder.
To see a few more examples from Roland's session, click here.
Some recent head shots of UNH graduating students on white. So clean! So elegant!
A setup shot of how I do these UNH head shots: