A portrait should have impact. The gun site shot certainly does. This shot had to be envisioned without even seeing down the gunsight, as that would’ve required looking down from about 7 feet.
Next, in your dreams, you can’t quite see your dream man’s face. Inspired when I asked her if she had a boyfriend and she said she hadn’t yet met her dream man. What, I thought photographers were every woman’s dream man?
Next, a fine art business head shot that was one of 35 captured in less than an hour at their office. He looks confident and approachable. I provide a flattering head shot, suitable for the web or advertising.
Then a shot taken in the snow.
Next, a shotgun photo with a smoke ring at a Tombstone reenactors wedding? Shotgun wedding?
Because I take the time to know the wedding participants, I knew Doc Holliday was a joker. When his girlfriend caught the bouquet I was ready as she chased and hit him with it demanding he marry her.
Then a photo in a 1930s infirmary praying for what? I asked her to imagine she was getting a maternity test.
In the last photo, before the shoot, I asked the boy’s mother, if at this age they like making paper airplanes. They love to. After the studio shoot, when I took them to the state park and pulled out this 9 x 9’ piece of background paper and told them we were going to make and fly a huge paper airplane, their eyes lit up. The park ranger asked what we were doing, laughed and stuck around to watch the flight. Ever seen that photo before? The boys couldn’t wait to show the photo to their friends.
A photo shoot with the is not only creative, but also fun.