Courtney stopped by my home studio today for a few portraits. We tried several different looks and outfits but these two headshots were my favorites.
We worked quite a bit to get the right amount of expression from her eyes. When you’re in front of a camera, it can often be difficult to connect with the camera and the stranger behind it. But a great photographer can make that process easier and create portraits that viewers are more likely to appealing. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Courtney
Whenever someone from the Houston area contacts me for a business headshot or a corporate portrait, I’m always happy to oblige any request.
In some cases, my subject may need something quick and will only bring a single wardrobe while in other cases, my subjects may bring several outfits.
In every case I offer a variety of wardrobe styling changes as well as different expressions, crops, and orientations to choose from after I capture their portraits. Here are the final selects from this business portrait session with a venture capitalist. Continue reading Business Headshots: Venture Capitalist
I took these simple portraits at the 2012 ECOF Convention. This particular convention celebrates the life and work of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
The event was held in tandem with the release of Disney Studios film John Carter. For the uninitiated, John Carter was a character created by Burroughs.
Anyway, these portraits were each created in less than a minute over the course of a just a few hours. They include photos of fans, actors, executives, and family members connected to to the life and legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: ECOF 2012
I first met Brianna at a wedding on New Year’s Eve. She was one of the most camera-aware kids I’ve ever met. Friends of her family later asked me if I thought she had any chance of being a child model. I told them that I’d first have to see her in front of my camera.
And that leads us to today; she certainly didn’t disappoint! I’ve photographed many child models over the years and Brianna was one the most professional I’ve ever seen–on her first time out! For those photographers out there who are looking for a child model, drop me a line and I’ll put you together with her folks. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Brianna
Monica brought her daughter Monet by my downtown studio today for a few headshots. Apparently she’s going to be famous. She’s up for a role in a commercial so Monica needed something to send along to an agent.
While they were here, I went ahead and photographed her son Isaiah as well. And not passing up a moment for a little family portrait photography, I talked Monica into stepping in for a few. Continue reading Family Portraits: Munoz
Last week Daryl dropped by my downtown Los Angeles portrait studio for a few headshots. I’m photographing her sister’s wedding in a few months so I hope I didn’t disappoint! Daryl is from New York and is currently studying Theatre. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Daryl
Steve came by the studio this morning for a few casual portraits. Among other things, he’ll use them for self-promotion in his real estate investment business. I was really happy he selected me as his portrait photographer as he was super easy to photograph. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Steve
Back in January I was commissioned by GIE Media to shoot the cover for the February issue of Golf Course Industry magazine. Cover shoots are always fun, but I had a particularly good time on this project.
My subject, Bruce Williams was a super nice guy and I was able to photograph him at Industry Hills Golf and Country Club at Pacific Palms Resort.
I’ve worked on that property many times before and thus I was comfortable working there again for this editorial portrait assignment. As I was already on-site working with Bruce, I also took this opportunity to photograph Adam Kloster, the Superintendent of the golf course. Continue reading Golf Course Industry Magazine Cover Photo
Linda dropped by the studio day for a few portraits. She needed some new headshots for her application to a civic organization.
Although some folks are more difficult to photograph than others, Linda was a pleasure to work with as we created her portraits. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Linda
Marsha dropped by the studio the other day for a few commercial portraits and headshots. Although she got stuck in traffic, she appeared unphased when she walked through my door. I don’t know how she did it; I lose my mind when I get stuck in traffic. Here are just a few of the best photographs from our portrait session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Marsha
I’ve been Alex’s portrait photographer for almost five years so it was great to see her (and her mom) this morning. They arrived at my studio around 9:00 a.m. for a few headshots. Anyway, here are a few photographs from today’s portrait session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Alex
I’ve photographed Anna before, but this is the first time she’s been to my studio. She’s always super to work with so it was kind of easy to come up a ton of great photographs. She’s currently working on her new website so I hope she finds some of these headshots useful! Anna is perhaps best known for her performance as Bee Sting on “Who Wants to Be a Superhero?” Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Anna
Shiny Thomas dropped by my Los Angeles studio on Monday for a corporate headshot. She needed an image for her pediatric dentistry website.
Actually, now that I’ve typed that sentence, I don’t know if I can call a portrait featuring a stuffed monkey a true “corporate headshot.” Taking full advantage of our time together, we also took a few other casual portraits. At one point, even her husband jumped in for a few snaps. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Pediatric Dentist
This morning I had the pleasure of photographing Arthur in my studio (near downtown). Arthur is an attorney and he wanted a portrait that was different from typical corporate headshots. As a portrait photographer, I strive to be a bit different. What do you think? Did I deliver? Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Arthur
A few days ago Diana dropped by my studio for some new headshots. She’s working on putting together a new comp card (aka ZED card). Over the years she’s appeared in hundreds of films and TV shows including Nip/Tuck, Las Vegas, Desperate Housewives, That 70’s Show, Crossing Jordan, and Numb3rs; her most recent appearances include two episodes of Californication (Season 3).
But some my favorite work can be seen on Zeroes (a parody of the TV show Heroes). Check out Zeroes: Episode 1 on YouTube if you have a couple minutes (she’s the cheerleader)! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Diana
Here are a few family portraits from today’s session at the Arboretum. It was a super beautiful day and I think everybody had a great time wandering around the scenic gardens. It’s when I work with folks like these that I’m thrilled to be a portrait photographer in Houston. Continue reading Arboretum Family Portraits
The Walker family asked me over to their home again for a family portrait session. The boys are sure getting big! Look for one of these photos on a holiday card coming soon! Continue reading Family Portraits: Walker
This morning I met Joe, Robin, and their two boys at the pier for a fun beach portrait session. And although it was super foggy, I think we captured some great images. What do you think? Continue reading Pier Family Portraits
VaNisha contacted me recently about a portrait shoot for East Cleveland gangsta rapper T.L. For those of you who follow my work, you know I’m all about photographing happy smiling people. But when T.L. told me he wanted to look hard, I put aside my jokes and photographed him … hard. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Cleveland Rapper T.L.
Although it has been several years since their last visit, Renee and her family returned to my studio for another portrait session — this time with a new addition! Although family portraits with very young children can often be challenging, this session was a treat! Continue reading Family Portraits: Renee
Matt Sullivan came by the studio early this morning for a few fitness model photographs. Matt is the General Manager and a fitness trainer at Fitness Together.
Matt needed a portrait for their new brochure and I was happy to take a few snaps for him. The first photo below is for the corporate brochure. The second photo is for his mother. Isn’t Matt a considerate son? Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Matt (Part 2)
Robin came by my studio bright and early this morning for a few casual portraits. As a portrait photographer, my job can sometimes be difficult. That wasn’t the case today. Robin was a real pleasure to photograph and super sweet.
And I was really pumped to discover that she’s a “real” rocket scientist. She’s actually working on an x-ray telescope project for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). For me, that translates to “rocket scientist.” Check out these portraits and let me know know which one you like best! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Robin
Carmen Perez came by my studio this morning looking for a few fresh headshots. And boy did she come ready to look mad hot!
In case you didn’t know, Carmen’s red hot dance single Emergency is currently #10 on the UK’s pop charts. It also hit the Top 40 on the Billboard Club Play Dance Chart and made it to #5 on PerfectBeat.com in its second week.
As her headshot photographer, it wasn’t difficult to get a few great photos! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Carmen (Part 1)
Anne is awesome! And I feel privileged that she came to my studio last Sunday for a casual and relaxed portrait session. Here are a few of my favorites from our session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Anne
Claudia dropped by the studio this morning for a quick headshot session. Look for this photo soon on Facebook or Claudia’s jewelry web site! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Claudia (Part 2)
Nick needed a few headshots to shop around to local agents so he came by my studio for a portrait session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Nick
On April Marie Eden’s last visit to my studio we did some great work. That being said, April recently contacted me again and asked for another headshot session.
Although we had already captured several headshots that were “almost perfect” (her words), April thought we could do better. I don’t know if perfection is ever possible in any portrait session but we gave it a good shot. So what do you think? Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: April (Part 2)
Earlier this week we had a family portrait session in my studio. These sweet folks were a referral from one of my former brides (thanks Anna!). Mia is 22 months old and Joy is three years old. And although Mia wasn’t very interested in having her photograph taken, we were able to capture this timeless family portrait. Continue reading Family Portraits: Mia
Paul came by the studio today for a few corporate head shots, but I couldn’t help myself so I also took a few casual portraits. And since Paul is the Faculty Director at the Ahmanson Center for Advanced Electron Microscopy and Imaging, he asked me to make another photograph featuring a something he uses in his daily work. Continue reading Executive Portraits / Headshots: Paul Webster
A few days ago I was in Phoenix, Arizona and I dropped by Clive Cussler’s home for a brief portrait session. Just in case you’re not familiar with Clive Cussler’s work, he’s a best selling author with over 39 novels to his credit.
Over the years he’s also amassed an astounding collection of over 100 classic automobiles. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Clive Cussler (Part 2)
Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing Kendra Munger again. It’s been several years since I’ve seen her, but I was happy to work at providing her a few new headshots. These were taken inside the open back door of my studio using natural light. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Kendra
I photographed Cheryl last weekend. She was a real blast! She’s hoping to add some new headshots to her portfolio. Here are a few examples from our portrait session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Cheryl
Kaye came by the studio last Sunday morning for a retro portrait session. I haven’t really had time to process all of the photos from her session but here are two quick picks. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Kaye
One of Matt’s friends was over for a headshot session and since he was hanging out on the couch waiting for her to get changed, I gave him a chance to jump in front of my camera. I only took a couple snaps, but here’s my favorite. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Matt (Part 1)
April came by the studio last Sunday in the hopes of finally getting a headshot that she and her agent could use. Apparently that’s been a challenge in the past. To be honest, I don’t really see how anyone could have a hard time photographing April. The camera really loved her. As her headshot photographer, I just needed to stand/sit there and press the shutter button on my camera. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – April (Part 1)
Reshma is certified personal trainer certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and she came by the studio last week for a few headshots and a few fitness photographs. She works out of a gym. I’ve done some fitness photography in the past so it was easy to knock out a few portraits for her portfolio. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Reshma
These portraits are not the first photographs I’ve taken of Alex. The last time I photographed her was way back in August of 2005; she would have been nine years old back then. Now here she is with braces, about to start high school as a freshman, and still a great model. After I photographed her back in 2005, she went on to have a great pre-teen modeling career (with her mom’s support). Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Alex (Part 2)
Michele came by the studio for a portrait session last weekend. She also arrived at my studio with an idea. Since Michele is a rock climber, she wanted me to create a sexy photograph of her in her climbing gear. So what do you think? Did I meet her goal? Is it more than a portrait? Did you like her headshots? Drop a comment below! As her photographer, I’d really like to know! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Michele
On Thursday I was called in as a last-minute photographer replacement at the Avery Dennison offices. For this executive portrait session I was asked to use a lighting style similar to that used by a previous photographer. As a corporate headshot photographer I tend to use more complex lighting than what you see here, but I think these images will work great for their purposes–especially since I was able to match the lighting configuration used by the other photographer.
I was originally hired to photograph one subject, but since I was there and already set up, another Avery Dennison executive stepped in so I could provide him with a new headshot for the internal newsletter. Here are my picks from the session. Continue reading Executive Portraits / Headshots – Avery Dennison
Keeira Lyn Ford came by my studio on Saturday for a few new headshots. I’ve photographed Keeira many times over the years. And as her photographer (or at least one of her photographers), I was thrilled to hear that she’ll soon be appearing in the top 20 of Can You Duet, a new Country Music Television (CMT) music competition series from some of the same producers as American Idol.
In this series she’s been paired with Matt Boggs from Richardson, Texas. Make sure you tune in this weekend for the season premiere! Here are a few favorites from our photo session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Keeira (Part 3)
I drove up last weekend for a baby portrait session. Kris gave Kelly a gift of a baby portrait session last Mother’s Day and I was there to a deliver on his promise. As you might expect, being a baby photographer typically isn’t a very easy gig. However, their daughter was so precious it was really hard to take a bad photo. Here are a few of my favorite baby photos from last Saturday. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Baby Photographer
Jeremy came by our Los Angeles studio on Sunday afternoon for a few relaxed, casual portraits. Here are a few photos from our session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Jeremy
Victor came by the studio yesterday morning for a brief portrait session. Our studio was just a few minutes from his home. He was really great to work with, but more importantly, I have to mention that he was probably more prepared than any subject I’ve had in a very long time. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Victor
This Monday I had the pleasure of again photographing Christiane, founder of Inspired Business Resources. As a portrait photographer, it’s always great when clients return year-after-year. And although it’s been several years since I’ve seen Christiane, she jumped right into the session just like a pro! Here’s my favorite portrait from our brief session. I like to think of this as her “serious business person” look. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Christiane
I was in Costco yesterday (buying some new tires) and saw that Clive Cussler’s latest novel, Corsair, has just been released. I’m happy to announce that G. P. Putnam and Sons has yet again printed one of my portraits of Clive on the back of the dust jacket.
This particular portrait of Clive Cussler also appears on the back covers of The Chase and Plague Ship. Corsair is co-authored with Jack DuBrul (who is also one hell of a nice guy) and continues the Oregon Files saga.
Since Clive remains one of my favorite authors (an author among authors), I always feel honored when my photos appear on the back of his novels. Continue reading Publication: Clive Cussler’s Corsair
Carl is one of the partners in Telemachus — a premier architecture firm. A few days ago he came by the studio for a few portraits. Here’s my favorite headshot from our session. He considers this image an example of his “tortured artist” look! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Carl
Renwick (Ren) is a really great guy and yesterday I had the honor of photographing him around my studio. Here’s my favorite portrait from our session. Ren called it his “CEO photo.” Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Renwick
Claudia stopped by the studio today (she’s a neighbor) for a few portraits. Here’s my favorite from our session! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Claudia (Part 1)
Carmen Perez visited my studio last Friday for a headshot / portrait session. She was awesome to work with and crazy easy to photograph–as you can see from these portraits. I had a really hard time choosing my favorite photos from this session! Carmen rocks! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Carmen (Part 2)
Here’s a portrait of Raul Rodriguez that I took last year. Raul and his hyacinth macaw Sebastian are often seen riding in the Rose Parade (part of the Rose Bowl festivities). This year Raul designed fourteen floats for the Rose Parade! In this photo Raul is clutching his Prada briefcase which he uses to carry his designs to client meetings. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Raul Rodriguez
Today I was going through my portrait sessions from last year and I came across this photo of Jane Kaczmarek. She was super sweet and a really awesome subject to photograph. You might remember Jane from one of her most well-known roles as Lois in the comedy series “Malcolm in the Middle.” In that role Jane received seven Emmy nominations! Jane and her husband Bradley Whitford (West Wing) live nearby. Here’s my favorite photo from that session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Jane Kaczmarek
I was working on portrait selections for my web site redesign and came across a few photos of Cayman. I came up with this triptych which will eventually be one of the images that will rotate on my new home page. Since it was handy, I figured it might be nice to throw it up here on my blog. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Cayman (Part 2)
Today I had the pleasure of photographing Tom. He volunteered to be a model for his company’s national advertising campaign. Here’s one from our session (not one of the final selects). Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Tom
I first photographed Cayman when he was just a few weeks old (and also when he was in his mommy’s pregnancy photos). Carly brought him over to our studio for a quick portrait session. His daddy, Jacques was in charge of his wardrobe. Here are a few of my favorites! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Cayman (Part 1)
Leighann brought her children by our studio for a few family portraits on Sunday. Here are a few from our session. Continue reading Family Portraits: Leighann
Today I worked with Dr. Richard Bergman as we captured several photographs to be used in an upcoming alumni magazine from his alma mater. Dr. Bergman is Professor and Chair of Physiology & Biophysics at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. He needed a few lifestyle portraits showing him at work and at home, so we started at his home and then moved down to his offices at USC. Here are a few of my favorites from his session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Richard
Last week I had the pleasure of photographing the Hale family at the Arboretum. The little one was very shy for most of the day but I think I was eventually able to make her comfortable enough to engage me as the photographer. Here are a few favorites from our family portrait session. Continue reading Family Portraits: Hale
Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing Clive and Dirk Cussler as they kicked off their latest book signing tour. This year they’re promoting their latest Dirk Pitt® novel, Arctic Drift. I’m sure this title in the long running series will hit the New York Times Bestseller list any day now (just like the last 16 Cussler novels). Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler (Part 2)
Angela, her daughter, and her boyfriend stopped by the studio today for a few holiday portraits. And just like last year, I’m sure one of these images will grace their holiday card. These are more photos than I typically post in a portrait session but I wanted to illustrate what is pretty typical during a standard portrait session. I captured these photos in about 30 minutes and I processed the photos immediately allowing them to leave with a DVD of the images. Here are a few of my favorites from this studio session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Angela’s Family
Patrick stopped by the studio today for a few portraits. He has the be the most stylish subject I’ve shot all year. For one of the images we just used a simple hot light (like the portrait from yesterday). For the other seen here, Patrick just stepped onto the large seamless I’m using for a portrait later today. Here are two of my favorites. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Patrick
Today Jaime came by the studio for a few executive portraits. Vanessa was kind enough to help out and we just used a simple hot light instead of my standard studio strobes. For these photos Jaime was positioned against one of our studio walls for the background. In one of the poses below, I used a more typical perspective. For the second portrait, I used a higher angle which provides for a slightly different feel to the photo. So which one do you prefer? Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Jaime
Kelly & Kris dropped by my studio this week so I could take a few photos of their newborn, Madison. You might remember that I photographed Kelly and Kris’ wedding in April of 2007. Madison was kind of uncooperative but that’s certainly typical of most infants I photograph at this early age. That was ok with me though because I really like to take photographs of crying babies! (I really do) Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Madison
Kiani & Maile stopped by the studio a few days ago for a quick portrait session. It’s been a few years since I’ve photographed Kiani & Maile so I was blown away by how much they’ve grown! Here are a few photographs from the session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Kiani & Maile
Yesterday Chris Diggs stopped by the studio for a few headshots. Chris is an aspiring actor. His dad, Jimmy Diggs (former guitar player for the Coasters), also tagged along. When Chris was changing, I asked Jimmy to sit for a portrait as well. Here are some of my favorites from the session including one “artsy” portrait I captured during “in-between” moment. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Chris Diggs
Mette stopped by our studio yesterday for a few portraits. She really loves her new mini so I took the opportunity to work it into a few of the photos. Here are a few of my favorites from our session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Mette
I was looking through my November 2004 archives today and came across some photos from my first portrait session with model Zoe Taylor. I’ve photographed Zoe many times over the years, but the photographs from this first session remain some of my favorites. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Zoe (Archives)
I was digging through some more of my old files and came across this portrait of college professor Dr. Robert Zeuschner. What many of his students may not realize is that he also loves to play and collect acoustic guitars. This is a photograph I took of him back in 2004. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Bob
This is the third time that I’ve photographed this little man. The last time I saw him he was just an infant so it was kind of crazy to show up at J’s home today and have a (limited) conversation with him (mostly about Play-Doh).
And although he’s only two years old, that didn’t stop us from getting some great portraits for his mother’s surprise father’s day photo gift! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Cool Kid
Yet again one of my portraits of the celebrated New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler was selected for the back cover of his latest novel–Plague Ship (co-authored with Craig Dirgo). As a portrait photographer, I’m extremely honored that the publisher, G. P. Putnam and Sons, continues to publish this portrait on millions of Clive’s novels. Since Clive is also one of my favorite authors, I feel doubly honored. Continue reading Publication: Clive Cussler’s Plague Ship
I was looking through my archives today and came across this black and white portrait of Javier. I took this during the my transition to digital photography. Even though I can tell that the technical merits of the image aren’t up to my current standards (due to the camera I was using), I still very much like the drama seen in this photograph. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Javier
I was digging through my photo archives today and came across a few portraits of Beau Puckett. I took these back in 2004, so they never appeared on my photography blog. And since I still think they’re pretty cool in an edgy historical sort of way, I thought I’d post them for your enjoyment. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Beau
Today I met Allison and her parents at the Los Angeles Arboretum for a few portraits. Even though the session was really for Allison, I was able to convince her parents to step in for a few photos. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Allison
Today I had the pleasure of working with Anna Easteden. Anna is an international model and television, stage, and screen actress. She currently plays a recurring lead character, Super Villain “Bee Sting”, for the Sci Fi channel reality series “Who Wants To Be a Superhero?” Anna is an amazing model and pleasure to photograph. Here are just a few photographs we captured during an amazing session. Continue reading Outdoor Portraits / Headshots
Today I had the pleasure of photographing Jane Kazmareck (actress [Malcolm in the Middle]), Raul Rodriguez (Rose Parade’s premiere float designer), Libby Evans Wright (first female President of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association’s Board of Directors), Carol Liu (Member of the California State Assembly), Linda Chang (real estate agent), Rachel Worby (conductor), Sheldon Epps (Artistic Director of the Pasadena Playhouse), and Suzanna Guzmán (mezzo soprano of the Los Angeles Opera). These photographs were taken on behalf of the Pasadena Museum of History for their exhibit titled “The Purse and the Person.” These portraits appeared on a black poster promoting the event. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Pasadena Museum of History
I’ve been going to Ben’s Barbershop since 2001. It’s one of those old-timey barbershops with stuffed moose and marlin on the wall. Ben is the owner and he’s been cutting my hair (what’s left of it) for many years. The other day I was photographing a corporate client and he was cutting the mens’ hair for the shoot. When I had a second I grabbed him and asked him to sit for a quick photograph. Here’s the result. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Ben the Barber
Tandent Vision Science held a corporate meeting at a local hotel and asked me to stop by and take some executive headshots for their entire staff. These are a few examples of those portraits. Continue reading Executive Portraits / Headshots: Tandent Vision Science
Carly and Jacques came by the studio today with their brand new baby boy! I was thrilled to be the first professional to photograph the little tyke! Here are a few of my favorites from the session. Continue reading Family Portraits: Smith
Today we had a fabulous Sunday brunch at the Princeville Hotel on the North shore of Kauai. And although the food was fantastic and the views from the veranda were spectacular–the high point was when Pierce Brosnan and his family were seated at the table next to us.
So do you remember when he starred each week as the super duper cool Remington Steele? I so loved that show! I tried to act like it was no big deal to “breakfast with James Bond.” And certainly I didn’t want to look like some of the crazy tourists peeking around corners trying to get a good look at him. Continue reading Snapshot of Pierce Brosnan
I photographed Carly and Jacques’ wedding almost nine months ago and today they came by my studio for a few pregnancy portraits. They are always a pleasure to photograph. Here are a few favorites from our session. Continue reading Family Portraits: Pregnancy
This weekend I had the extreme pleasure of photographing the Stump family sisters. Here are a few of my favorites from the session. Continue reading Family Portraits: Stump
Every year the Allan family sends out a family portrait of their children. This year I was honored when they asked me to take this important photograph for them. Here are a few of my favorites from the session. Continue reading Family Portraits: Allan
I was digging through some of my old 2004 archives and came across these portraits of L. Although my portrait photography has matured over the years, I still love the lighting and expressions on this young teenager (and his pet dog). Here are just two photographs from his session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Teenager
Today I discovered that one of my portraits of New York Times bestselling author Clive Cus
sler was selected to grace the back cover of his latest novel–The Chase. As a portrait photographer, I’m extremely honored that G. P. Putnam and Sons selected this portrait. I should also mention that since I’m a huge fan of Clive Cussler and his Dirk Pitt® novels, I was thrilled to see my photograph appear on the rear of this dust jacket.
As an added bonus, I’m also including a portrait I took of Clive sitting at his desk in his home office in November of 2004. Continue reading Publication: Clive Cussler’s The Chase
Renee first called me to ask if I would be able to view a photograph of her great grandmother and grandmother and reproduce it in a similar fashion adding my own unique style.
Renee’s daughter is wearing the same dress seen in this original photograph! And since everyone was already in studio, I also took a few additional photos as a bit of fun. I’m also posting the original photo so you can get a better sense of my vision. Continue reading Family Portraits: Neptune
Ted asked me to take a few professional portraits to be used for marketing purposes in conjunction with his role as the chiropractor at DC Chiropractor. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Ted
Today I began coverage of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) meeting. This convention includes the who’s who of the Internet world.
My task today was to photograph the ICANN Board of Directors and several staff members. Some of those notables include Vint Cerf, Peter Thrush, Roberto Gaetano, Harald Tveit Alvestrand, Susan Crawford, Dennis Jennings, Thomas Narten, Rajasekhar Ramaraj, Wendy Seltzer, Jean-Jacques Subrenat, and Bruce Tonkin.
You’ll note that I used a little edgier style of executive portraiture than my typical style and incorporated some heavier shadows. Continue reading Executive Portraits / Headshots – ICANN Board & Staff
Brian stopped by my home studio today for a few of my signature executive portraits. Unlike most portraits I usually take in this style, he needed the photographs in landscape format instead of my more common portrait (vertical) format. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Brian Johnson
Tonight I had the pleasure of photographing the Citrus High School Class of 1957 at the NHRA Museum on County Fairgrounds.
It was really amazing to see so many of these folks. The most interesting part for me was each reunion attendee had a name badge with their own photo from their high school days.
As a photographer, it was really neat to see how much or how little some of them had changed over the course of 50 years! Here are a few portraits from the event. The posing for these photos was done purposefully as an homage to prom photos of yesteryear. Continue reading Event Photography: Class Reunion
Brian stopped by my studio today for a relaxed and casual executive portrait. He was an easy subject and we were done in just a few minutes! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Brian
Jacques stopped by the studio today for a few headshots and commercial portraits.
You may remember that I recently photographed Jacques’ wedding. Or you may remember that Jacques appeared for two seasons on the critically acclaimed HBO series Oz. Here are a few of my favorites from the session including a quick grab shot of Jacques and his lovely wife Carly. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Jacques
Yvette asked me to stop by one of her homes for a family portrait session. Here are a few of my favorites. Continue reading Family Portraits: Yvette
Carly was a recent bride but she’s also an actress and accomplished singer. She stopped by my studio today for a few headshots. Here are a few favorites from the session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Carly
Diane dropped by my home studio today for a portrait. Here are a few photographs from her quick studio / outdoor session. Don’t you love the golden sunset light seen in her outdoor portrait? Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Diane
David came by my studio today for some portraits as a musician. As you can see from these portraits, he plays french horn in a local orchestra.
We were both really happy with these portraits, particularly because of the way the lighting and dark backgrounds suited this musician and his instrument. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: David
Mike and his colleague needed some executive portraits for his corporate web site and I was happy to oblige them. Here are just a couple photos from his brief session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Mike
Nancy asked me to capture some portraits for her web site. Here are just a few of her picks from the session. She was so great to work with on this shoot. Don’t you think she looks great in these photos? Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Nancy
Today I met the Allie Blackburn and her family for some portraits in Lacy Park. Here are a few of my favorites from the session. Continue reading Family Portraits: Blackburn
Today I had a great outdoor portrait session with Miss Moore. Miss Moore is interested in commercial modeling and her mother put together a little photo session to create some photos for her ZED card. She was a really great model–especially since this was her first time in front of a camera! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Miss Moore
This weekend a group of my colleagues got together for a little fun photo session with aspiring models. Our goal was to use experiment with some of our latest equipment. Ashley was one of our models. Here are a few photographs that I liked from the few minutes we spent together. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Ashley
The Baker family calls on me from time to time for a new round family portrait photographs. Today, I took a bit of a different approach and used my signature portrait style that I usually reserve for adults. I was so thrilled with the results! I don’t know what was keeping me from using that style on other kids before today! Continue reading Family Portraits: Baker (Part 1)
I met Wilmer at one a recent wedding I was photographing and he later contacted me for a few portraits. Wilmer is a fabulous entertainer and needed a few images for his portfolio. Here is one of my personal favorites. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Wilmer
Rose wanted to give a photo of herself, her brother, and her sisters to her mother as a gift.
The young girls were kind of rambunctious but we were finally able to capture a group photo that she liked. Rose also brought along her boyfriend for a few casual portraits. Here are some of my favorites! Continue reading Family Portraits: Rose Ericson
Here are several editorial photographs of teenage fencers who hired me to photograph their fencing team at Fortune Fencing.
It was so fascinating to watch these guys and girls fence each other and it was even more fun to photograph them. These portraits represent the kind of photography that represents the lifestyles and hobbies of my subjects. Continue reading Teenage Fencers: Fortune Fencing
Today Keeira came by my home studio yet again but this time she wasn’t alone–she brought her boyfriend’s custom motorcycle. These photographs were part of a session designed to promote the motorcycle (and Keeira) for a well-known motorcycle magazine. Here are a few photos from our session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Keeira (Part 4)
I was so glad to see Maureen again. I had photographed her almost a year ago. It was great to see that her crazy cool hair hadn’t changed! Today I even took her out to my pool for some bathing suit photos! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Maureen (Part 1)
Here’s a portrait I took of Joel at a local botanical garden. He wanted a few photographs in a garden setting to bolster his commercial modeling portfolio. Here’s one of my favorite photographs from the day. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Joel (Part 2)
Marissa came by my studio today for some outdoor headshots. She hopes to pursue a career in acting. Don’t you just love her crazy cool hair? Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Marissa
I was looking through my photo archives and discovered the first portrait I took of noted adventure author Clive Cussler. Cussler is the creator of the Dirk Pitt series and is a New York Times bestselling author. This particular photograph was taken in his home office behind the desk where so many of his novels are written. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Clive Cussler (Part 1)
Joel dropped by for some outdoor portraits that he needed to bolster his commercial modeling portfolio. Here’s my favorite from our session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Joel (Part 1)
Today Mandy dropped by my studio for some professional photographs to supplement her modeling portfolio. I really loved this photo from our session! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Mandy
Cecily came by my home studio today for a few commercial photographs. She also participated in my fine art “Dunes” project. Here is one of her commercial portraits from our session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Cecily
I’m sometimes asked to photograph some crazy things, but this session was one that will always top my list! Here Mistress Astra shows off whips on one of my bright yellow backgrounds. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Astra
Today I had the honor of again photographing renowned New York Times best selling author Clive Cussler. On this occasion, I also had the opportunity to photograph his son and co-author, Dirk Cussler. These portraits are just a few examples from this session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler (Part 1)
Monica is an extraordinary makeup artist. And she’s an amazing beauty model. Sometimes when she’s done working on one of my clients, I’m able to convince her to sit for a portrait. Here’s my favorite that I captured after today’s session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Monica (Part 1)
Here are a few in-studio portraits from a session with Cynthia Polakovich. She was truly a pleasure to photograph! She was looking for a sultry / sexy look and I think we achieved that goal. What do you think? Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Cynthia
Susanna is an actress and came by for a few fun in-studio character portraits. When I think of Finnish blondes, I think of her–especially since she’s from Finland! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Susanna
I connected with Amy because she was looking for some commercial photographs to bolster her modeling portfolio. She is an actress and catalog model. She was a real blast to photograph and really knew how to “work it” in front of the camera.
We took all of these in my studio. And for a change, I experimented with using several colored background (instead of my traditional white seamless background).
Amy’s makeup for this session was done by one of my favorite makeup artists, Monica Sera-Munoz. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Amy
I love photographing children–especially kids as cute as T! The neat thing about this session was how much of T’s personality showed in these photos through his expressive demeanor! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Happy Kid
Today Ann and her husband stopped by my studio for some portraits that document her pregnancy. Here’s an image from their session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Ann’s Pregnancy
In all of my years as a professional photographer, I don’t think I’ve ever had as good of a time as I did photographing Stacy’s kids today. Aren’t they both absolutely precious!
Stacy is thinking about having her kids model professionally and wanted to put them in front of a camera and see what would happen. Well, all I can say is that they have a great shot at greatness if they’re put in front of the right people!
Their makeup is courtesy of my favorite makeup artist, Monica Sera-Munoz. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Stacy’s Kids
Alex is one of the most talented and hardest working models it has ever been my pleasure to photograph. It amazed me how comfortable she was in front of the camera and how well she could follow my directions.
These are just a few photographs from a lengthy session where we were working to build some more images for her portfolio. Believe it or not, Alex is only nine years old! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Alex (Part 1)
Ethan stopped by my studio today for a few commercial portraits. I’ve photographed Ethan’s dad several times over the years so it was really great to work with his son. Here’s one of the portraits from his session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Ethan
Tom was at my studio today as a friend of one of my other portrait subjects. When I saw him though I wanted to take a few photos because he has fresh hip look.
When he mentioned that he was a martial artist and was kind of ripped, I asked him if he wanted a few Bruce Lee photos and he agreed. And that’s why one of the photos below features a shirtless Tom! Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Tom Ngyen
Today Zoe came by my studio for a marathon portrait session. She went through so many outfits that I lost count! All I can tell you is that Zoe is an amazing model. Here are just a few of my favorite photos from our session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Zoe (Part 2)
Monica is my favorite makeup artist and is amazingly beautiful as well. When she does makeup for my clients, I’ll often talk her into sitting for a few quick portraits. Here’s one from today’s session. Continue reading Portraits / Headshots: Monica (Part 2)