Get to the Gym – Branding Photographer – Hampton Roads

The photos you share should reflect the story of your business. I have taken photos at Natural Bodyz Fitness several times. I was invited back to take photos of their two new hires. In speaking with the owner of the gym I was able to learn a little about his new hires and how he … Read more Get to the Gym – Branding Photographer – Hampton Roads

Professional Hair & Makeup: My Experience – Branding Photography

This smile is the moment I checked my hair & makeup in the mirror and decided my next goal in life is to afford to be able to hire Shay to clean me up every day!!! I’m kidding! BUT for my own branding shoot, I knew I needed my amazing makeup artist & hairstylist friend … Read more Professional Hair & Makeup: My Experience – Branding Photography

Working with Water Country USA — Hampton Roads Photographer

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Recently, I have been incredibly blessed to be able to work with Water Country USA. I came about this opportunity due to my connections through my BNI chapter. Fresh Level Productions was a member of my chapter a couple years ago. We had worked several different projects together. Having moved across the country, the owner, … Read more Working with Water Country USA — Hampton Roads Photographer

Being Adaptable — Hampton Roads Photographer

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One thing I have had to learn over the years is how important it is to be adaptable as a photographer. While consistency in product is key, being able to adapt to conditions or a client’s vision is key. Remote Employees I have worked with a lot of clients who have home offices in different … Read more Being Adaptable — Hampton Roads Photographer

The Importance of Authenticity with Professional Headshots — Hampton Roads Photographer

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Clients regularly come to me and ask me what “special” thing they need to do to prepare for their professional headshots. Really, YOU are what makes your professional headshot special. You should strive to be your best self that day, but don’t try to change who you are. If you are someone who is constantly … Read more The Importance of Authenticity with Professional Headshots — Hampton Roads Photographer

Scheduling Office Headshots — Hampton Roads Photographer

I frequently have offices contact me about providing headshots for one or two employees at a time. However, it is much more convenient to all and better for a company’s brand to have me come in and update headshots for everyone all at once. Most don’t know, but I discount per person to make this … Read more Scheduling Office Headshots — Hampton Roads Photographer

How Often Should I Update My Professional Headshot? – Hampton Roads Photographer

“How often should I update my professional headshot?” is a question I get asked quite a bit. I have had clients that come to me roughly every 6 months and some that come to me for the first time having not updated their headshot for 10+ years. So, I would like to give you some … Read more How Often Should I Update My Professional Headshot? – Hampton Roads Photographer

Male Professional Headshots – Hampton Roads Photographer

Taking a male professional headshot can seem a bit more challenging. There are less obvious poses with men, but knowing subtle ways to better the pose will help the entire session. Firstly, it is the responsibility of the photographer to communicate with the client those subtle changes they need to make for the best possible … Read more Male Professional Headshots – Hampton Roads Photographer

Beach Real Estate Photography – Hampton Roads Photographer

Real estate photography isn’t something that I advertise too heavily but it is something that I enjoy doing. This particular house is a BEAUTY! An amazing property on the water, near a great local beach with all sorts of special amenities. If you’re looking for the perfect house for jet skis, boating, relaxing by the pool, … Read more Beach Real Estate Photography – Hampton Roads Photographer

Last Second Headshots – Hampton Roads Photographer

One thing I feel I have a knack for recently are last second headshots. Several clients over the last week have come to me needing headshots taken that week or even that DAY! Medical students applying for residencies, someone recently starting a new position, and speakers at conventions have been some of my recent clients … Read more Last Second Headshots – Hampton Roads Photographer

Who’s in Your Circus? — Hampton Roads Photographer

I am sure you have heard the phrase: “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” I like to take this thought a few steps further… In life or in business, it is all about who you spend your time on. I like to surround myself with happy, creative, successful people. Now, I don’t see … Read more Who’s in Your Circus? — Hampton Roads Photographer

Personalize Your Medical Professional Headshot — Hampton Roads Photographer

Choosing a doctor, whether it be general practice or a specialist, can be quite challenging. I’ve noticed in my own searches for doctors that most medical professionals have headshots that are very standard and impersonal. As a customer, this makes it difficult for me to find a doctor that I know I will be comfortable … Read more Personalize Your Medical Professional Headshot — Hampton Roads Photographer

Habesha Momma Final Mile — Hampton Roads Photographer

I would like to use my blog as a platform to discuss an amazing cause brought to light by some amazing women here in Hampton Roads. Habesha Momma is a non-profit organization with the slogan: Changing Lives, Transforming Furtures. And that is exactly what they are doing in so many ways. In November of 2015, they … Read more Habesha Momma Final Mile — Hampton Roads Photographer

Supporting & Celebrating Mothers — Hampton Roads Photographer

Mother’s Day is such a wonderful time to celebrate the women in our lives but it is also a great time to support those women. This Mother’s Day, I want to highlight an amazing woman who is using her beautiful talent to support her family while celebrating women. I have known Ana Padgett with Chicka … Read more Supporting & Celebrating Mothers — Hampton Roads Photographer

Rhena Leland Kangen Water – Hampton Roads Photographer

Rhena Leland has been a close friend of mine for quite some time. She is an amazing business professional and a brilliant person. I was so thrilled to take her professional headshots recently. Of course, I had to take the opportunity to ask her some questions about her alkaline water machines.         … Read more Rhena Leland Kangen Water – Hampton Roads Photographer

Add Some Color to Your Professional Headshot – Hampton Roads Photographer

I tend to see a lot of folks who just want a plain professional headshot. For some reason, the plain black backdrop has become the standard for professionalism in the area. I certainly don’t mind this approach, in some cases, but it takes away the opportunity to personalize your headshot. To add just a little … Read more Add Some Color to Your Professional Headshot – Hampton Roads Photographer

How to Achieve an Effective Professional Headshot – Hampton Roads Photographer

Your professional headshot tells potential clients who you are and what you do. You want to make sure that it reflects your personality and attracts the types of clientele you are looking for. One of the most common mistakes I see with professional headshots is that they can be too uniform. People put too much effort … Read more How to Achieve an Effective Professional Headshot – Hampton Roads Photographer

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