From Behind the Lens

May 25, 2018

Okay, everyone, I am stepping out from behind the lens and getting in front! In the past weeks, I have begun a new adventure and it's a little scary. I see this big camera and long lens and I bust out into nervous laughter. Are you with me? 

I am embarking on this journey to better help you, my client. Learning what it takes to relax, pose right, and dress for the occasion. One thing I have learned so far is it pays to have a hair and makeup artist take care of the right look. There is so many fun looks to achieve that creating a storyboard for the session is key. The downtown look, at the farm, carefree field, and so much more!

When I went into my first business portrait session with my second shooter I had so many ideas. I wanted to portray my personality. Which is fun, witty, creative, and go with the flow as long as there is a lukewarm plan. Most of all I wanted to look like a trustworthy businesswoman without too much grey hair and wrinkles. It didn't take long before I wanted to be back behind the lens to see how things were turning out. Sadly, I can't be in two places at once.

Then I had an idea...

Every session has a purpose and that purpose is a story. I am going to start storyboards for my clients. I want to learn about them and what brought them to this moment that they want to capture. Outdoor boys who hunt and fish are not likely going to like their photo standing in front of flowers with there hands in their dress pant pockets. But what if we found an old fishing dock, some fishing sticks and rolled up their pant legs while dangling their feet in the water while the sunset over the pond? Straw hats or hats with fishing lures? Sam the hunting dog laying in the sun with floppy ears? Metal pail or other fishing gear? 

This is where I am going with this, the purpose of the portrait.

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