Some women in our generation are truly remarkable. I believe Dawne may be one of them. After 20 years of working in the auto sales industry she is taking things into her own hands and starting a new business. Dawne is changing the way that people buy automobiles. It’s women like Dawne who change the world, one system at a time, and make the world a better place.
I had an opportunity today to photograph this beautiful Californian woman. She is such a fun girl we had a great time photographing outside and in her house and capturing some really casual fun photos as well as some beautiful naturally lit headshots. It was easy, fun and all these photos really show off who she is.
I often find that I’ve taken way more photos that I love than I have promised to my client. I’m showing her best 50 images here, but I gave about 3 times that many. I make so much more work for myself by not editing them down, but it’s totally worth it when I can give my client a ton of beautiful photos.
I hope these images help you to see how beautiful you are! I know you are going do amazing things with this new business and I am so thankful to have met you and to be part of your journey. And seriously, let me know if you want to share a bottle of wine around bonfire and do some California dreaming.
Amanda is new in town and just a started a new job with Monte Vista Homes! She loves her team and is excited to be in Redmond.
I always love to show a few extra headshots that didn’t get retouched. We captured so many great images in just 20 minutes in this Basic Headshot Session. The main photo at the top was her final choice. I think any of them would have been great, but she sure looks professional, trustworthy and approachable which is why it’s the best option for her!
Julie looks stunning! She would be the best boss to work for. I wish her the very best as she steps into her new role at her dad’s company.
I love all the great images we got in this Basic Headshot Session – only 20 minutes! So many great looks! Here are just a few of my favs plus the fully retouched image above.
Thanks for coming in to the studio, laughing with me and brighting my day!
I love Carissa’s new headshot! The one above is her fully retouched amazingly gorgeous new look.
She was so much fun to work with! Carissa came in with a beautiful smile on her face, ready to step in front of the camera. She said she had some nerves and always feels awkward having her photo taken, but I think she looks so relaxed and professional.
The green sweater she chose fit her perfectly and made her skin glow and eyes pop. I knew when she came into the studio that her photos were going to look great.
Below we have a few raw images (not retouched). I love sharing extra images from the session. We captured these and so many more in just 20 minutes. We may not have chosen these beaming smile portraits for her final image, but I couldn’t resist showing off her beauty.
So let’s talk retouching… a lot of people think retouching is all about air-brushing in that strange way that makes people look fake. For me, I like to change things that will make people look more like the do in real life to show off the beauty that we all see. For Carissa, that meant getting rid of wrinkles in her clothing and fixing the hair. I usually smooth skin tone too, but she actually didn’t need much since her skin is so creamy. I did take down the shine just a touch. The main thing was fixing her hair. The backlight I use gets rid of a lot of fly aways, but can also thin hair down. To counteract that effect, I thickened her hair, darkened it, and made it look like more like she stepped out of the salon.
Carissa, I love this new headshot! I hope you had as much fun as I did in the studio with you. Welcome to Bend!
Isn’t she gorgeous? Kiona came by for a Basic Headshot Session in my studio last week. Which means we captured all these lovely images in just 20 minutes!
I love being able to show clients images during the session. It super helped out for this one. After only a few minutes I knew which side was her good side and together we picked the position we both thought looked best. From there, it was easy to make a few tweaks to get the perfect headshot for Kiona! It helped that she was relaxed and had fun.
Kiona, thanks for being willing to laugh and be a little silly during your session. You were so much fun to work with. Keep smiling! It’s infectious 🙂
Above is Kiona’s final retouched headshot. Here are few outtakes and proofs from her session that we didn’t use, but I love them anyway:
I brought my two sons into the studio after photographing some clients. My little one needed a headshot for his passport so I thought we’d have some fun taking photos of both of them. Here’s what we captured in their 10 minute shoot:
Have you wondered what your headshot would look like in black and white? Katie had specific needs for a black and white image so I created one for her.
You can always take your image into a program like iPhoto to turn it into black and white, but here’s what happens when you do:
When I change the image to black and white, I make sure that it still represents you. I take time to brighten the skin tone and adjust the levels to make you look amazing. Best of all, by doing this your image will pop more when printed!
I photographed our insurance guy, Fabian Clark, outside a couple years ago and recently had a chance to update his look. He’s awesome at his job! If you ever need insurance, give him a call!