One of my favorite things to hear from a client is “I never like photos of myself.”
Why? Because I love the look on their faces when I turn the camera around and all of the sudden that notion disappears. In fact, I’m even going to go so far as to say that there hasn’t been a client that was disappointed in their portrait to date. For a long time I didn’t want to be classified as a portrait photographer because I felt like it lumped me in with your department store portrait studios. It really wasn’t until I found a classification that seemed to fit much better that I began to embrace it. Even something as simple as a business portrait needs to speak wholly about who the subject is. The word “portrait” means far deeper than just a representation of someone’s likeness. It means to represent a person’s character through words or imagery. Too often people approach portraiture as being nothing more than a pretty picture of a person. However, in my opinion for a portrait to be truly successful it has to capture their depth, not just their appearance.
See you tomorrow,