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Modern Headshots

Modern Headshots

Your headshots are a representation of your brand. Whether your brand is clothing, jewelry, a doctor, etc, and or just you being yourself, it’s a chance for you to showcase yourself in a professional manner without losing your personality.

When I shoot headshots, I will spend about an hour to two hours with my client. In preparation for our shoot, I’ll scope out locations. And if you prefer indoor, we will do a background setup for your shoot.

The time spent is perfecting what you want to relay back to print. For example, my friend below works with the public, so her images were focusing on her personality and creating a vulnerability of trust through her images. Katie is outgoing and fun and wanted to make sure her personality was shown through her posing.

Whether you want to be casual, or more business in your wardrobe, its all up to you. Social media is one of the thriving forces for business nowadays, and it’s important to have the right image of your brand to help with connecting with your audiences.

There are so many different aspects we can explore to make sure that we are getting the right image for you!

Tips for a successful headshot session:

  1. Outfits… Bring anything you feel that you feel comfortable in and also will transform you to translate whatever your objective is.  Also, remember accessories are a must. These little pieces will help tie all your looks together and also bring new life to different outfits.
  2. Locations… Depending on your brand, company, and or personality, we can choose indoors or outdoors.
  3. Makeup and Hair.. When getting your headshots done, I can recommend a few people that do hair and makeup, and or if you feel more comfortable with your finds, by all means, use them! I think that hair and makeup truly round out the session. It allows you to feel confident, and at you’re very best.
  4. Don’t be nervous. Photos can be daunting but this is about you.  We will laugh, talk, and dance if you like! 🙂 I’ll guide you through our poses and you won’t even realize what you’re doing after a certain while. I promise 🙂
  5. Scheduling… We will have two dates. A rain date if by chance you are wanting an outdoor location. Depending on the wants for our shoot, we can even do two days if several locations are wanted.

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Whitney Sharpe Editorial- Miss Massachusetts- Fl Commercial Photographer, Fl Editorial Photographer

Last year I got to photograph the beautiful and talented Miss Whitney Sharpe, she was introduced to me by a mutual friend, Amanda Perna. Amanda is a fashion designer and I was lucky enough to photograph her spring line, in which Whitney was the model for. It was an awesome experience to get to shoot with a wonderful young lady,  and pretty cool that she has now been able to become Miss Massachusetts. I know she loves doing charity work, and this will definitely allow her to do that but amplify it, it a larger platform. Which is amazing! Congrats Whitney, hope that this is just a stepping stone for many more amazing things you can do 🙂miss massachusetts, whitney sharpe, blonde, the house of perna, amanda perna, miss usa2016-02-11_00012016-02-11_0003miss massachusetts, whitney sharpe, blonde, the house of perna, amanda perna, miss usamiss massachusetts, whitney sharpe, blonde, the house of perna, amanda perna, miss usamiss massachusetts, whitney sharpe, blonde, the house of perna, amanda perna, miss usamiss massachusetts, whitney sharpe, blonde, the house of perna, amanda perna, miss usa

 

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End of Year Review in photos [2015] NC Lifestyle Wedding Photographer

We always start the year off with huge plans, and huge goals, and sometimes we are lucky enough to fulfill them, and other times…well, life get’s in the way of those list. But nothing to be ashamed of, or mad about, because everything happens when it’s supposed. I am a firm believer in the “if it’s meant to be it will be, and if it’s his will, it’ll happen”..

With that said, 2015 started off slow, but ended up being a year that I got to explore different opportunities, showcase different styles of photography, work with a bunch of new creatives, create new type of imagery for my brand, and also learn from a lot of mistakes.

So let’s talk about these mistakes (or maybe learning curves)..for instance, insurance on lens (yes, huge deal) .. My hands accidentally got to excited and I dropped my 70-200mm lens on the floor. Thank baby jesus that it was alright. But, for a second my heart sank and I had a heart attack just watching dollar bills crashed onto a cement floor.And then there was the time I stepped into dog poop!? So maybe you bring two pairs of shoes on a wedding day..because you might accidentally not look at where your feet are stepping while shooing the bride and groom and your shoes get acquainted with the neighborhood dogs waste…  ( Yes, this happened with my wedding in October for Claire and Mike; and let’s just say I got them to laugh, but cleaning it off was everything but that)… Something else I learned, shooting a wedding in the rain can be magical. I shot another wedding in October with Kristen and Sascha and it rained all day.. We had a beautiful opportunity to run outside during a light drizzle, and as stressful as this was for me to get those pictures, those are one of my favorite that I took all year.

 

So, maybe next time this happens I need to learn to embrace mother nature, and work around mother nature, because maybe she knows something that I don’t.

 

I’m a dreamer, and a believer in the magical aspects of life, and I see things like a movie sometimes, and this is good but it also makes when reality happens tough to deal with it at that point in time. But, as I reflect now.. I can say.. I’m okay with all the things that happened this year. And I’m grateful for are all of them. All these little occurrences have just made me that much better at what I do, they pushed me to be innovative, calm, and learn that you can definitely make lemonade out of lemons (that’s the right phrase, right?)

 

Well nonetheless, I HAVE LEARNED, and GROWN… and I’m not looking for poop incidents for next year, but I welcome the little things that make life interesting 🙂

 

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