Although my business is primarily divided between family portraiture and event photography, I am occasionally commissioned to shoot business headshot images. It’s an art form that I truly enjoy for two main reasons . . .
1. Unlike a true portrait, the images must convey confidence and trustworthiness in a concisely drawn presentation. That part is straightforward and relatively easy. The trick, however, is to avoid losing the subject’s actual personality along the way.
2. As the photographer, you only have a very short time to make the magic happen. Most headshot sessions are jammed in between board meetings and power lunches. These people are super busy and don’t have time to spend the entire afternoon posing. I enjoy that “on-the-clock” aspect of the session. Everything comes into focus quickly . . . it has to.
Take a look at the newly redesigned website for the Richard A. Gump Jr. Law Firm. It looks fantastic. They made great use of my headshot and group imagery. They were really fun to work with as well.
Part of being a professional photographer in Dallas, Texas means every Spring you shoot thousands of beautiful families frolicking and having fun in the bluebonnets, right?
That’s what I thought too. I was ready to deliver the bad news to the late-comers that I was all booked up and simply would not have time to work them in. Barely enough time to eat.
But, outside of a few wonderful clients nobody came knocking. My website never even crashed beneath the digital strain of the sudden and overwhelming bandwidth overload.
And I’m convinced that it’s not for lack of quality. Hey, I’ve taken some pretty good bluebonnet pictures in my time. Just ask around.
True, the flowers haven’t been quite as brilliant this Spring. But, they’re still out there. We can’t all live in Ennis.
No, that’s not it.
My theory is that, for whatever reason, it’s just not as popular as it was a few years ago. I guess everyone is just blue-bonneted out.