This past weekend I photographed a longtime client of mine. Last month she contacted me to tell me that she needed some updated headshots, so of course, I was onboard with it. Felicia and I became acquainted a few years back through my sister. My sister used to have a beauty spa and she did Felicia’s manicures and pedicures. At that time, Felicia needed some engagement portraits and my sister kindly referred her to me. After the engagement portraits, she asked me to photograph her wedding, which I did. After that, she hired me to photograph her for promotional posters to promote a boxing match for a charity that her company participates in every year. I also was able to photograph the new uniforms for her company, as well.
As you can see, Felicia and I have a long history together. I say the only thing better than a new client is a repeat client. It’s always great to catch up with my clients and see what they’ve been up to. I’ve always enjoyed working with Felicia because she is a very relaxed person. Most of the time when I’m photographing her I just let her do her own thing. I’ll put her where I want her and maybe give her a starting pose and the let her relax into an even better pose. She has this uncanny knack for just falling into great poses for her. Below are a few of my favorites from the session.
This session I actually had an assistant which is not normal for me but a young photographer reached out to me. I figured that if she was interested in photography and had a passion for it, I would love to help foster passion. In this shot, I thought about using fill flash but for some unknown reason, my speedlight decided not to work. Well, actually my triggers, which I tested the night before, decided not to cooperate. That’s when I had to improvise. Fortunately, there was another window to Felicia’s right but the blinds were stuck. After a bit of tentative pulling, we were able to get it open and add some much-needed light to the scene. Well, a reflector helped too. Thanks, Isabella.
I had to capture her cool shoes in this shot. Not only are they cool looking but she said they are also comfortable. Now that’s a winning combination.
There was such beautiful light on the porch. I knew when I arrived at the location that I was going to photograph Felicia there. Many people have asked what inspires me during a portrait session and my answer is the same. My clients and the environment are what inspire me. I’m not the best planner but I can most certainly improvise and that usually ends up better than anything I could plan.
This was just a small taste of the fire we created. It was and always is a pleasure working with Felicia. The facility was wonderful and we even had music playing during the session. It was an all-around great vibe. I would love to vibe with you for a session. If you’re interested, just drop me a line or schedule a consultation. We can just talk, no pressure. If you’re not in need of branding portraits, perhaps you know of someone who is, send them my way. You will be rewarded with more than just great karma!