BW Portraits and Headshots

When I became more intentional about portrait and headshot photography, there was a temptation to make things complicated. Two or three lights instead of one. Expensive canvas backdrops. Snoots, grids, and scrims. Best advice I ever got was to keep things simple. One light and a reflector, or maybe just a reflector,—or maybe neither, just ambient light only, depending. I love simplicity. It makes…

Portrait of a Creative Professional

Quiet, intense, visionary, thoughtful, worldly, confident. Those are just some of the traits that help define creative professional Aïda Jones, whether she’s sitting for a portrait or creating brand experiences for global clients. I hope you enjoy the headshots as much as I enjoyed making them. Make Contact Explore More

Author’s Portrait

Behind every book is an author with a story. As with most people, this story is a long one with many twists and turns. There are three things that ground retired firefighter and writer Christy Warren during challenging times: her wedding band, her watch, and her tattoo. As a photographer, I particularly like how all three, in the first set, subtly lead to her…

Candid Professional Headshot

When it comes to professional headshots, an outdoor portrait is a high-risk, high-reward venture. High-risk because people are often milling about. Light is constantly changing. Even a passing truck can wreck the white balance of the scene. And, of course, there’s the ever-present threat of wind. It’s astonishing what a gentle breeze can do when you want a strand of hair to behave just…

Team Headshots and Group Photography

From the San Francisco Bay Area to the foothills of the Sierras, every team is worthy of professional headshots and group photos. That’s especially true when the team brings their perfectly coordinated, fashion A-game. That, and a willingness to experiment and just have fun. We met in downtown Auburn, CA and searched for fantastic light and interesting backgrounds, closing out the evening at a…