Shots and Thoughts

Photos and comments as I explore my passion for photography. Written to and for myself as a journal to track major moments and minor observations as I continue to evolve my visual art. 

The Word is Adorable.

Every week working in the studio or on location to hand craft executive head shots is the core of my commercial photography business. I love it for so many reasons. My work stands out as I not only technically get the shot but coach these non actors on how to show up for the camera.

Fe came into the Japan Town Studio in San Jose this week for a new head shot she needed for her position at Stanford University. Like most clients she was anxious about being in front of the camera. Often I will try to find a word that evokes a positive emotion and work that into our session. With Fe she was a lot of fun but initially a little stiff.

 San Jose, 2015.

San Jose, 2015.

Then we found our word together: ADORABLE. Fe is ADORABLE! Bingo!

 San Jose, 2015.

San Jose, 2015.

Pro tip: Every client is different, but taking the time to find what brings "that" look is key. Take the time. Also the black magic tee shirt works again!