PhoArtgraphy | Stylin' and profilin' | headshots

Stylin' and profilin' | headshots

January 10, 2018  •  1 Comment

For all of those whose first time visiting me, I am primarily a maternity, newborn and child photographer. I love that genre of photography and that is mostly what I concentrate on. I do sometimes venture out beyond that if someone asks me because I love what I do. Another one of my passions is photographing women. Why, you ask? Because women are so freakin' awesome! Plus we're beautiful, strong and fun to pose! Can you tell that I enjoy being a woman too? I do. There are times when it's difficult, but I wouldn't ever change it for the world. Well, one of my most recent sessions was a headshot session with my good friend and client, Belinda.

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A few years ago I photographed her headshots, but she felt it was time for some updated ones. Her look has changed, plus she's living a healthier lifestyle now and it shows. She told me that she needed some headshots for her 9-5 and for her blog and speaking engagements. In case you didn't know, Belinda has a wonderful blog called Wondergirl Chronicles. If you'd like to read it, click here. She talks about life happening and the lessons she learns from it. It really is fabulous. 

Regarding headshots, some people don't really put much thought into them. They figure if they dress nice and smile pretty that's all they need. I would disagree. When you have headshots done, you need to understand what message you are trying to convey. Because if you're confused about your own message, do you think others will understand who you are and what you're trying to say? Getting your message across can be done a number of ways and those ways typically work together. For one, wardrobe.

I don't know about you, but sometimes I don't always make the best clothing choices possible. Sometimes comfort overrules style. Sometimes tiredness overrules style. One thing I can say is that I always match! Anyway, Belinda felt that she needed a stylist to give her the look that would convey who she was and what she was about. Hence this beautiful royal blue dress. I love how well it goes with her skin-tone. What I see is a person with a calm, caring spirit, who is confident, trustworthy, competent and dependable.

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Her stylist is Siearra Garcia of Strut It Styles. You can find her on Instagram as @strutitstyles. She really is fabulous. This next outfit was one that Belinda said she'd never pick out, but she loved it. As the session went on, I could see she was really feeling herself in this outfit.

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Technically this isn't a headshot, but it's more of a branding type of shot I guess. Anyway, we both thought this outfit was adorable on her. Below are a few more images we captured because she was having such a great time with that outfit.

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These images make me think that she is a fun, outgoing person. Well, perhaps I'm cheating because she actually is a fun and outgoing person. I just love chatting with her. We always have a blast! 

Another important element, for women at least, is makeup. There are plenty of women who can apply makeup just fine, but some of us need a little assistance. That's where my friend and makeup artist Jamecia Bowers comes in. She does such wonderful work that I hire her as often as I can. Not only does she do an awesome job with the makeup, but she is as sweet as pie. After I typed that I could hear myself in my head saying that with a southern drawl. By the way, I am from Cleveland; therefore I do not have a southern drawl, just to be clear. In addition to her duties as a makeup artist, she also has a spa called Beauty by Bowers, in Tucker. You can find her website here. She can also be found on Instagram as @beautybybowers

Even though these images were taken indoors, not all headshots need to be. We did take some out on Belinda's deck. We had hoped to go to this nearby park to photograph, but that particular day I believe the temperature was in the upper 20s or low 30s and it was windy. The less time we spent out there, the better. But she wanted some outside, so we braved the cold for about five minutes and then we had to call it a day.

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So as you can see, all of those pieces fit together to complete the story for you. They say pictures are worth 1,000 words, so make sure your pictures bring to mind the right words. Oh, I almost forgot. This last image is my absolute favorite of Belinda. I told her that if she ever wrote a book, she should use this one on the back cover. What do you think? For some reason, a psychologist comes to mind. I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.

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If you'd like to have fun getting your headshots done and have beautiful headshots to boot, give me a call. I'll be happy to help! 404-784-3008.


Siearra Garcia(non-registered)
She looks absolutely amazing and you took some wonderful pictures! Thank you for the shout out.Hopefully I will be working with you soon..
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