My last shoot of 2016 was with Life Coach, Carolyne Bennett. She had approached me a few weeks earlier and wanted some image to use on her website and social media. I enjoy shooting with different people as they always have different outlooks and ideas. Carolyne coaches lots of different people in different circumstances, so the images needed to be welcoming and warm. Not a problem once I had got to know her a little, as she is a lovely, caring and warm lady.
We had Hair and Makeup Artist Rosie Lee onboard for the shoot. After some tea, some makeup, and a bit of laughter we were ready to shoot. The shoot was done in my home studio, which is my choice for this type of shoot. It is more relaxed and a lot easier for people to settle into the shoot. My Springer Spaniel also loves to see people, so it keeps him happy too.
We started with a few shots in a bit closer to get her used to the lights and posing for the camera. Carolyne was a complete natural and we worked through a variety of poses and setups in no time at all.
When I was editing the photos I was really pleased with the outcome, not because of the lighting or poses (which are both great) but because she really shines in them. Somebody I showed said she had a real sparkle in her eyes, which she does in person.
Check out the edits from the session:
The last image was a composite that I did after a request from Carolyne, she had shown me an image that she said she’d love to emulate, so this is what came from that. It worked out pretty cool! This is what she had to say about the shoot:
“It’s took me a little while to find a photographer that I knew could create what I needed for my work photos. David really has excelled himself in every way. Not only am I totally happy with the photos but he also goes out of his way to make sure that the shots are exactly as I want them to be. He has created wonderful pictures and I’m truly grateful! He will be seeing me again!”
I am available for headshot/professional portrait sessions. I charge a flat rate of £100.00 which includes two full resolution edits. Additional image are £10 each per edit. To enquire or book get in touch on email [email protected] or call me direct on 07590 901488.