Oh boy, has it been a busy family photo shoot time here in Davis! I am filling so many spots each week that I am seriously starting to wonder if I’ll get time in edgewise to watch the Dodgers go to the World Series—each game is happening right at the time the sun is setting and the light is best for photo shoots!
I suppose I could do portrait sessions at 6AM, but what’s the fun in that? Heading into a mini-session I bring the highest energy possible—this helps kids to laugh, adults to let their guard down (it can be scary having your photo taken!), and fires me up to do my best work. The trick is to look out for my clients and give them what they are looking for, even if they don’t always know.
Many people come with a hidden idea of what they would like—it’s up to me to find it, and give even more. I always make a point of asking, “what image brought you to me?” or “what did you see that you liked?” I am at a professional point where I will probably start giving potential clients a look through my portfolio right before the shoot—when they see something they like, I’ll be listening! A busy, busy week.