Marie Claire is Chief Resident of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University, and she was recently up for an award which required an updated business portrait. She has great style, and wanted to do a head shot session that was professional, but with a little creativity and personality.
When she arrived, we photographed some standard poses in both of the outfits that she brought. We viewed them on the studio laptop as we went along, and they looked really nice, but “safe” and a touch traditional. If she left with one of those I would have been happy, but I had another idea that had been percolating in the back of my head for days. Enter the posing table… Keeping the business clothing and white background made the images feel professional, but relaxing the pose and pumping the tunes in the studio while we were working allowed for something a little more fresh and modern.
What do you think? Comments welcome.
Here is what she had to say about the experience:
“I was not looking forward to getting a required headshot for work, and I was worried that the pictures would be very boring and traditional. I shared my concerns with Rebecca, and she made sure I got a headshot that I was pleased with. With the introduction of new poses and her creativity, I ended up with a photo that was both professional and fun. She was a pleasure to work with.” -Marie Claire