Quick Corporate Headshots - How I shot it

This week I am photographing an event for a client and was able to convince a few of the team to get an updated corporate headshot. The hotel we are in is the Sheraton in downtown Austin. There is some sunglight come from above, but the main light from outside is being filtered through some tinted windows; they are slightly green. I found a nice spot on some neutral colored tile with a background that allowed for some warm (incandescent) light. From there, it was just getting a connection with my subjects and fire away!

We all need a nice professional portrait that we can use for job hunting, speaking engagements, book liners, your website, dating site, etc., it really pays to have someone that can execute technically and give you a quick, professional result with some creativity :)

Getting a little country in our life!

Grace spent this last Saturday at a Chicken Show in Dripping Springs. This was her first ever and she got a medal for her effort! I was so proud of her. She is a great student and loves to talk but her teacher had one things for her to work on this year and that was "public speaking" :) She said she was nervous but she didn't act like it at all! Super proud of my girl! Here is a photo recap of our day there - a memory for a lifetime for sure!

Looking for some athletes!

I am on the hunt for 5 people to be a part of a project that I am working on. I need to get together with some athletes for some great photographs!

This is a chance to get your photo taken in what could stand as an advertisement in a magazine!


I am looking for:

  • Heavy lifters
  • People that punch and kick
  • Women that grapple
  • Crossfitters - male or female
  • Marathoners
  • Cyclists - road or off-road
  • People that hang on rocks until they get to the top ;)
  • Stand-up paddlers
  • Swimmers

The images will end up on my site and as a part of a larger marketing effort and in exchange, I am offering a 60 minute photo shoot (at most, I promise not to dilly-dally) and you can have your choice of 2 high resolution digital images.

Please fill in the form below and we can get the process moving to take the PERFECT portraits that showcase your talent, and mine!

 

Name *
Name
How excited are you to have a session like this? *

A 7 foot fence should keep a toddler in, right?

Mikey climbing out 6

The good news is that he STILL hasn't broken any bones... Grace was playing with a marble toy, Joy was playing in her exersaucer, Mikey was outside finding rolly-poleys and Heather was making breakfast; Jordan was of course, fast asleep ;) A little knock on the FRONT door - it was Mikey :( I stayed calm and asked how he got out, he said in his sweet innocent little voice "C'mon dad, I'll show you!"

The fence gate was closed and when he ran past me after I opened it, I had him stop so that I could document what was about to happen.

Mikey has been diagnosed with SPD - Sensory Processing Disorder - and the way it manifests itself in him is in about the same way you and I deal with driving tired. When I am sleepy on a drive, I fidget, open the windows, turn up the AC, blast music, WHATEVER it takes to stay on the road and awake. It's kinda like that - the compulsion part anyway.

He needs to jump, bounce, run, run from us, climb, jump off things and occasionally scream to feel some sort of calm. Although we are finding ways to help keep him regulated and calmer (via a sensory diet) he sometimes find himself unregulated and free to do what he wants.

Today was one of those days... After photographing him, I pulled down the toy that gave him access to the fence - and we are safe again but I fear the day that he has an accident.

Getting up on the rock wall that is for the play scape
Getting up on the rock wall that is for the play scape
Mikey climbing out 2
Mikey climbing out 2
Reaching up to the fence
Reaching up to the fence
Mikey climbing out 4
Mikey climbing out 4
Pulling up
Pulling up
Mikey climbing out 6
Mikey climbing out 6
He actually has to scoot over to avoid falling into teh bushes
He actually has to scoot over to avoid falling into teh bushes
Mikey climbing out 8
Mikey climbing out 8
Mikey Parkour
Mikey Parkour
Mikey climbing out 11
Mikey climbing out 11
"safe"landing
"safe"landing