THE NON-TRADITIONAL BUSINESS PORTRAIT FOR EVERY PERSON (A.K.A. a HEADSHOT)
PORTRAIT OR HEADSHOT – Same but different.
Why call it the non-traditional business portrait and not necessarily a headshot? A simple Google search of the word headshot brings up very specific kinds of photos. They have a very defined look and serve a purpose: provide a face to the name, while still looking beautiful and technically sound. It’s a service I provide and have done, however, given the chance, I like to take it a step further. The portrait work I offer aims to subconsciously trigger something in its viewer. A portrait speaks with emotion and feeling. Furthermore, you get a sense of the person in the picture. I really push to get to that one little, sometimes elusive, thing I call truth. Or, another word more commonly used: authenticity. I use the word headshot interchangeably with portrait quite often as that is what people generally come to understand when they need a portrait of themselves for business or for their work. Ultimately, you get a portrait that reveals a bit of who you really are. Something considered important and necessary in our social media dominant world.
THE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION
During our session, expect to be encouraged to think about the reason for the photo. Find the feelings that come to you when thinking about the work you do, your goals and your dreams. Go to that place that drives you to do well. Find the happy you work towards. Whatever that may mean and be. It’s a non-traditional headshot because the focus is on your feelings about your work, effort, hopes, and goals. Going beyond faces, heads and shoulders.
See below for examples from a recent 30 minute portrait or headshot photography session right here in Vancouver. See the different looks we achieved in one single location. This very chic human being exudes all the swag and coolness you’d expect from a person who knows who they are, where they are coming from, and where they are going.