How teaching a workshop on Star Island on the Isles of Shoals got me a new corporate client.Read More
boston head shot
Some examples of a recent head shot session for a tech company based out of Boston MA
More after the cut.Read More
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
Occasionally I get gigs where I can't show the work; private clients or commercial shoots where part of the contract is they have control over how the images are used. While I don't provide any less effort for the job, it stings a little when I can't share anything from the production. But that is how it goes sometimes, and I'm not complaining. The pay is good and I really love working for this particular client.
A few months ago I was hired by a company for a series of head shots on white. Nenna, pictured above, was an assistant to the project manager on the gig and I'd pass her in the hallway or see her in the room we were setup in and she had such a striking face and her hair was gorgeous. I kept hoping that I'd be able to photograph her at the end of production, and when I asked if i could grab a portrait of her, she happily said yes.
I can share these two images of Nenna, because they were not part of the hired/contracted job, and because I photographed her after the completion of the hired work. In this instance, I got full permission from the Project Manager when I asked if I could share these shots of Nenna.
She's absolutely gorgeous. Such beautiful features.