Outdoor Headhsots

Good ambient light rarely disappoints. When executive teams and business professionals request outdoor headshots, I’m always game. The challenge of finding good light in unlikely places is addicting in the best possible way. Scroll and enjoy. As always, thank you for visiting.

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Red Dress

This young lady in a red dress was promward bound
But first we explored word-poses at Santa Clara University

Playful

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Hush

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Candor

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Elegance

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KO’d

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Joy

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Apocalypse Now

Two days ago—3:00-4:00 PM
Back roads through Woodside, Portola Valley, and Los Altos Hills
Ordinary things look uncanny in lurid light:
Tricycles, trees, kiosks, headlights, chains, fences, signs
Even a church is ghoulish in wicked light
My favorite is the No Parking sign
That, or the fence with chain
Yours?

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Creek Play

In no particular order, here are 10 photos from a recent family shoot in the Bay Area. McClellan Ranch in Cupertino never disappoints. Please enjoy!

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Pensive Is Joy

 

Faces without expression interest me.
I like the ambiguity, the pensiveness.
But clients don’t like Pensive.
Not as a general rule.
They like unvarnished Joy.
Always have.
So.
Lately I’m doing something different.
During family photo shoots,
I run participants through a series of prompts.
Together we travel from Pensive to Joy
With many waystations in between.
I’m happy with the results.
I get what I want.
And clients get what they want.
Thoughts and reactions are welcome!

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