If you don’t know the song, here it is: A Pirate Looks at Forty.
Mother Ocean: She is mightily fierce. She is immense and beautiful. Yet she is fragile.
In early April, we carried out a Mother’s Day Portrait promotion. After seeing the ad in the local paper, this young woman (Jody), mother of two little munchkins and professional massage therapist, contacted me. She needed to update her family portraits. I convinced her to come early and get portraits of her done as well. We had the phone consultation; went over Abelle’s Getting-Ready Guide and set a date. She gets an A+ for having selected great outfits and accessories for her and her children.
The session was split into two parts. First, we took care of her. Kathy worked her magic with Jodys hair and makeup. We photographed her in various outfits. Her grace and beauty in the portraits are remarkable. She got more and more comfortable in front of the camera as the session progressed.
Secondly, her two precious munchkins arrived. We then set up a fast paced portrait session that included giggles and a snack break.
Lastly, I saw Jody again for her reveal and sales session. She went home with a set of precious portraits for her home.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to take part in creating these priceless portraits for your family.
We’d love to have you on our wall.
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The initial request was for a new portrait for this business woman’s website. What started as a phone consultation for a corporate portrait photography session morphed into a double-duty session: a personal branding portrait session followed by a beauty makeover and glamour photo shoot.
How you look +
How you speak +
+ How you act = Your personal brand.
Erica worked with L. to create a professional and natural look.
We worked on creating a couple of business outfits using the suitcase of clothes L. had brought along. 30 minutes later, we had enough corporate portrait images to choose from.
“ You are the brand. So let it show! “ – LKRsocialmedia.com/blog
After the personal branding portraits portion was finished, we touched-up the makeup. Out came the sparkly and the cocktail dresses for this part of the shoot.
She is a business owner, a mother and grandmother and a woman full of life. She needed a new corporate portrait for LinkedIn and her other social media profiles. She had the honesty to come into the photography studio and say: “I didn’t know what to bring. I either like wearing these outfits or people have complimented me on them. So I brought them all.” I think you nailed it. A+ on your selection Marjorie!
Thank you for the privilege. -Isabelle
Hair and makeup: Kathy from Winx Artistry
Ces images sont le résultat de 3 types d’équations: celles du premier degré, celles au carré puis, finalement, à la puissance de 3.
Quel privilège que de photographier ces 2 variables (maintenant 3) depuis les 3 dernières années, de leurs fiançailles, au mariage, à la grossesse jusqu’à la photographie de leur famille.
Ce qui est le plus beau, selon moi, est le fait qu’il la fait encore rire. Aux éclats.
This lady came in contact with me through a member of local business woman, Lorrie Brown of L.B. Office Admin, member of BWB. She drove from Ottawa for this experience: a hair and makeup pampering session (Thank you Erica) followed by a portrait photo shoot. There are many reasons why women wish to sit in the makeup chair and come to our portrait studio. In this case, the reason was simple: she wanted to do something special for herself.
This elegant lady and I are connected. We come from the same little farm town. A town so small it wasn’t even on the map when I was growing up: Iron Hill, Quebec.
She says she came upon journalism later on in life. She is a freelance writer, marketer and TV producer and host. She is also an avid community supporter and promoter of the community in which she lives and serves. She has an knack for networking. Listening to her talk about her engagements for the upcoming week made me tired. She is a vivacious, curious, inspiring and authentic.
She came fully prepared for the session. During the pre-shoot consultation, we talked about what to wear and how to get ready for the shoot. We discussed outfit choices: colours, material, necklines, textures and accessories. I would give her an A+ for the getting ready part of the shoot. This made things easier for us during the photography session. I feel the portraits below are the result of a great team effort.
Erica Wright MUA worked her magic during the beauty makeover session. The result is stunning. I love Doreen’s short strawberry blond hair and those blues eyes. (Somehow the images of Anne Murray and a younger Judi Dench kept popping up in my mind during the photo shoot. Do you see it too?). She didn’t even look at her reflection once the hair and makeup transformation was finished. Then, together we created these elegant photographs.
Thank you Doreen for this memorable opportunity.
Whether it is to promote your personal blog, your small business, your business Facebook page or your LinkedIn profile a professional looking headshot is essential. Also called corporate portrait, I prefer the term “personal branding” photographs for this type of headshot. Most of us take great care in branding our business.
As your personality is an extension of your brand, I feel a quality well-lit headshot is equally important. What message are you trying to convey with this portrait? casual, friendly, approachable, fun, professional, trustworthy, elegant, feminine, strong, …
Here is a great article from the Huffington Post offering advice on the matter.