How often have you thought to yourself that you really should update your profile picture? Maybe the one you are using doesn’t look like you anymore. Maybe it doesn’t exude enough poise, confidence, or style. Maybe it’s simply that you changed your hair, or what you are wearing looks pretty dated. You should change your profile picture once or twice a year, and the start of a new year is the perfect time to do so. Since I shoot interiors and architecture, and not portraiture, I tend to have a casual approach to capturing my interior design or architect clients on set. Often times, I invite them to jump in as I am about to do the final shots in a space. My camera settings, the lighting, and the styling is just right, so we have a moment for spontaneity. Since I don’t take formal shots, I try to make my client relax, laugh, and tell me a goofy story. That usually works. Like my spaces, I like to capture a moment and a mood in my subjects.
Lately, I’ve been asking my clients before the shoot if they want me to take a photo of them in the space they designed. I include it in the package for that day, and I send the jpg along as a thank you. In this shot, Nara Callanan of Nara Callanan Interiors woke up the morning of our shoot, and basically decided to take me up on my offer to take her photo. She quickly picked out an outfit, did her hair and makeup and was ready to jump in there. We laughed a ton shooting this one, which I dubbed the “bad-ass shot.”