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