Meet Michael.I was lucky enough to meet his awesome wife on a local chat about having celiac years ago. We had lunch, became friends, and we have shared many dinners, book clubs, etc since.Recently, we were out to dinner and chatting about photography when the subject of head shots came up. I was sharing my thoughts about how important it is to have great head shots for your professional image when Michael showed me his. It’s interesting to look at a head shot of someone you don’t know. You formulate ideas about who they are instantly. But try looking at a headshot of someone you do know. Does that shot look like the person they are? In Michael’s case…the answer was ‘No’. I suggested that we do some updating and he was in!Anyone who knows Michael knows how appropriate it was that we met in downtown Wheaton at the Starbucks. I thought the urban/vintage vibe would be great for him.Michael is funny, quirky, super smart and interesting. I wanted his photos to reflect all of those things with a more casual feel. Of course, we had a few great outtakes….as I would expect with this guy!I told you…he’s a funny guy. But, mostly, we captured some amazing photos that I think will give someone a sense of his personality long before they meet him.I also put together some photos just for him personally….cool black and white shots that are more artsy than the normal head shot.It was such a fun night. He discovered a side of Wheaton he never knew existed (including my favorite alleyways) and I enjoyed his interesting and fun company.Thinking of getting new head shots? Give me a call…I would love to put together a great portfolio of images that will make your LinkedIn page or website a more effective tool.
The proposal has happened, and the date has been set. (and hopefully you called me to take your engagement photos) You’re busy renting a hall, hiring a caterer, a DJ, and a photographer (me!). It’s such an exciting time in your life! Then the actual day arrives and you are up early, butterflies in your belly, thrilled to finally have gotten to this point with everything in place. The day is full, busy, packed….and you still have to squeeze in time to spend with everyone and to take photos. Will those photos looked relaxed and natural or will they look tense, rushed and stressed? A trend among smart brides is to schedule a ‘Bridal Portrait Session’ separate from the wedding. Yes…it might mean getting dressed, made up, and getting your hair done twice but it’s also a great time to do a trial run in advance of your actual wedding. Bridal Portrait Sessions are a great way to get in all of those special shots that you might not have time for on your actual wedding day. You can travel to different locations, take your time, be relaxed and have fun. And don’t think that these sessions have to come before the wedding. The photos from this session were actually done after the wedding. I was booked already for their actual wedding date so they immediately made plans to take these photos later…thus getting amazing, on location, shots of just them together without the pressure of schedules, guests, etc.I highly recommend that you consider adding a Bridal Portrait Session to your wedding plans. And when you do….be sure to give me a call!!XO
(this was supposed to post yesterday but, somehow, didn’t….so here it is)
First off I wanted to wish my bestie Brenda a Happy Happy Birthday today!! She has been there for me forever, is the Godmother to my children, and my sister from another mother. Ella & her Aunt Brenda have a super special bond that I hope will last forever.She and I have shopped together, pedicured together, traveled together, and have been through lots of life’s ups and downs. She has always been there when I needed her (even if it meant working a party with 20 screaming 6 year olds). I am so proud of her and all of the wonderful changes that she has brought forth in her life recently. So…
Happy Happy Birthday my friend!! Many more…