I know it sounds ridiculous, but photographers aren’t always so quick to get in front of the camera. We endure it for our professional headshots…and those of us with families usually have to put aside our fears for a family portrait session as well. Yes, photographers tend to harp on the necessity of “getting in front of the camera” and some of us are really good at it. Some of us are hesitant for various reasons – myself included. But the truth is, we are professionals and require professional headshots and portraits to represent our business in the best light.
My great friend Stefanie needed some updated headshots for her new brand. We took her indoor professional headshots last year and had the best time making her smile that sweet southern smile. This year we were after more light and bright, and headed out to Belmont to get that look. I love doing headshots on location it really allows the personality to shine. Even those “guuuuurl, stop playin” moments that inevitably happen between two great friends make the best TRUE headshots, don’t you think?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Headshots don’t have to be boring and they don’t have to be painful in the name of professionalism. Professional headshots can be just as personal as any other portrait session when you allow it!