Realtor Headshot Photography in San Jose

When you do headshot photography of a real estate agent, there’s a convention to follow. But when you nail the shot, you can depart from The Expected and do something different. Like politely asking your client to stand in shrubbery just so. Yes, standard professional headshots are important to have in your image library—but so too are creative portraits whose use case isn’t always easy to predict.

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Headshot Photography

High School Senior Portrait Photography in the Bay Area

Creative senior portraits are a great way for parents of high school graduates to capture their teen’s unique qualities before they leave home for college. As a high school senior portrait photographer, I take advantage of diverse landscapes and architecture in the San Francisco Bay Area, from waterfronts and cityscapes to rural fields. My goal is to capture your graduate’s style and personality while showcasing the beauty of the Bay Area. If you’d like to learn more about a high school senior portrait session, please contact me.

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Senior Photography

Professional Headshots: Six-in-One, 6/1

There’s no one right way to photograph a subject, but there are always better and worse ways of capturing a professional headshot. I start by asking basic questions. Spending time, even if only briefly, listening to answers and observing body language helps me navigate endless choices on location and during post production. Here are a few of my kick starters:

—Who are you?
—What’s the objective?
—What does success look like?
—Why are we doing this?

Those questions are just as effective in other professions as they are in headshot photography.

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Bay Area Portrait Photography

One of the rewards of photography is the opportunity to capture people at different stages of life—from graduating seniors to business professionals—and visit gorgeous locations, like Yosemite, and photograph the world’s most iconic rock formation at different times of the day. Please enjoy!

Bay Area senior portraits

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Bay Area corporate headshots

Contact me for kids, teens, couples, family, portrait, and corporate photography in the Bay Area. 

Dana McKay, 2021

Late last year, an aspiring model-actor hired me to explore posing, lighting, and different editing styles. Our collaboration resulted in some outstanding headshots and portraits. My personal favorite is the vintage classic pose of Dana on the chair awash in ambient light. I especially like the color version, because of the drama taking place between the color of the eyes and lips. Scroll down, and let me know what you think.

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Contact me for kids, teens, couples, family, portrait, and corporate photography in the Bay Area.