This past quarter I have taken thousands of portraits of individuals that come from all walks of life. Wether I am photographing the NBA's All-time leading scorer, a consultant, a scientist, a chief executive, or a local golf pro, it all comes down to making them comfortable, getting to know them a little bit, and getting a photograph that truly reflects who they are.
The majority of my business is portraiture. I love the fact that I get to meet people from all walks of life, in different settings and all of them with their unique personality
My challenge and greatest enjoyment is to get to know each individual and get a glimpse into their personality and hopefully capture it in an image that reflects who they are.
Below are samples of a few of the people I have photographed over the last few months. The are aspiring actresses and models, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, high powered lawyers, and even the Penn State Nittany Lion.
All of the environmental portraits below were shot in different buildings / settings. Some were photographed outside, some were in lobbies, and one was photographed on a stairway. The stairway shot was fun because I photographed him walking down the staircase to get a more natural smile and body posture.
Over the last few months I have had the pleasure to meet and photograph CEOs, entrepreneurs, and other business people from all walks of life. Most people are starting a new business, or trying to give their current business a boost by updating their website and other marketing materials.
The Washington, DC and Northern VA areas provide so many great backgrounds for environmental portraiture. Alexandria and Georgetown are two of my favorite areas. Having said that, I sometimes just shoot out of my studio with a classy grey background. Over the past couple of months I have taken photographs in my studio and then cut them out of the background and placed them in a different environment. One of the pictures below was done that way.
I never tire of the classic executive portrait with a grey background, simple lighting, classic pose, and a great expression. Whether it is in black and white or color, whether it is a tight head-shot or full length, the look is always simple and classic.