A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of photographing my friend and new client, Monica Howard of Monica Howard Social Media Services. I met Monica at a networking event last year, I think. If you’ve been following me and my blog, then you know that I have met quite a few people at networking events. Anyway, she and I just hit it off so well that we kept in touch. We met up for coffee/tea last summer and began talking more in-depth about us and our businesses.
During our meeting, we began to discuss and quasi-plan for her to have a branding session. She had been wanting to rebrand and redo her website, so of course, she would need new images for it. I told her that I would be more than happy to help her with this project.
As you can tell, quite some time had passed prior to us actually bringing her session to fruition. The day started out early in the morning outside of Ponce City Market. My favorite makeup artist Jamecia Bowers of Beauty by Bowers met us for an early makeup session. Monica already told me that she didn’t want the “Nike eyebrows” that seem so prevalent or the “atmosphere changing eyelashes”. I knew exactly what she was talking about and knew that Jamecia would be our best bet. It was also important to her to look like herself, just “zhushed up”. After the makeup was done, the session began. Below are the first few images I captured.
As the morning went on, the temperature warmed up. I was so happy because I hate being cold. As we walked through PCM, I would see areas that caught my attention, and then I would photograph Monica there. Since PCM is such an interesting place, I knew that we would find some really great places to photograph her. We were even able to photograph indoors because it was prior to the lunch rush, so it wasn’t jampacked. Here are a few images from inside.
Being that Monica was familiar with PCM, she told me about there being a way to access the Beltline. It took us a minute to find it but we did. We even saw another photographer out there shooting what looked to be a senior session. We walked, stopped, snapped, then continued on. We had a lot of fun and by the end of it, I had to take off my pullover because it was sunny and hot. I’m glad we were finishing up because the sun was out and there were no clouds. In fact, there were a few shots that we were literally scooting away from the sun.
At any rate, it was a wonderfully fun session. It’s kind of difficult to not have fun when hanging out with Monica. She is very easy-going, yet focused. She provides such great content on LinkedIn and her website. If you are in need of social media assistance, you should check out Monica. I know she can help you.
“Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.” ~Samuel Johnson