...And it's not as hard as you might think--even if you hate the idea of having your photo taken. you don't have to be a model, you don't have to know how to pose, and you don't have to be nervous.
You just have to be you.
Whether you're an entrepreneur seeking new images for your website, a working professional who wants to upgrade your LinkedIn Profile, or you simply want a go-to photo that actually reflects your personality, it's time to invest in a quality portrait...
"The value of these images are priceless in portraying the feel of our business - the experience was so easy,
comfortable and relaxed." -Ken
"What sets me apart from other mechanics is a sense of trustworthiness and honesty in a business that's sometimes been thought of as ruthless. I love seeing satisfied customers and my philosophy in getting there is a commitment to building those
Location is a huge factor for auto mechanics, and Ken is very centrally located in the University District of Seattle, adjacent to the popular
U-Village. Seattle-ites in nearby neighborhoods, as well as UW students, are a large part of Ken's clientele.
A standout part of Ken's character is his warmth--a huge asset for him as a mechanic. We wanted to showcase that friendliness in his portraits while also feeling open and direct. Ken is often seen sporting UW gear and finds it a fast way to connect with customers.
"Thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job! We were really thrilled to have you there and our members loved it." -Leah Reily, Managing Director SDPA.
The SDPA (Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the care of patients through the education and empowerment of Dermatology PAs. They host 2 conferences a year different locations in the U.S. to serve their mission.
The headshots serve as a gift from the SDPA to the attendees of their conferences. Attendees are able to book a convenient appointment with the option for complimentary hair and makeup touchups on site to look their best.
In order to serve as many people as possible, the time each person has in front of the camera is limited to 3-4 minutes. This means creating a comfortable space for them very quickly, as well as assessing each person's most flattering angles.
Amy's soulful design process allows for full collaboration to explore deep into the feeling and mood for a space. In that way, she can ensure it reflects her client’s personality and lifestyle. Amy has years of experience and is truly passionate about helping to transform lives by transforming spaces.
The clients of May Designs understand how their environment can affect their lives and see interior design as a form of self-care. Amy is Seattle-based with an eye towards beauty and aesthetics. They enjoy the process and see the positive impact in their daily lives and relationships
Color, texture, environment. These things were all crucial to setting the mood for Amy's would-be clients. To emphasize texture in shadows, we used natural side-light, and were sure to incorporate loads of colorful ambiance with office background, props, and wardrobe choice.
"Jenny was able to capture the true essence of my work that allows potential clients to learn more about me and what it would be like to work together even prior to our initial meeting." -Amy
"Clark Construction Group is one of the most experienced and respected building and civil construction firms in the United States. We build with the intention of exceeding our clients’ expectations for safety, quality, functionality, and aesthetics, and deliver finished products that stand the test of time.."
Clark Construction has a huge range of market sectors--everything from healthcare and hospitality to roadways and bridges. The projects they work on are huge, and therefore the trust needs to be earned straightaway. They need to look intelligent, capable, and honest.
Since one of the main points of emphasis is the local construction and connection to community, we opted to do portraits outside, in with the city itself as the backdrop. Their work centers around strong local relationships so we wanted them to come across as a company full of friendly and amiable people.
"Jenny has a gift for making a person feel relaxed --the end result is terrific photos which convey professionalism and credibility." -Jim O.
"Every time I pick up my instrument I make sure there is a connection with something larger than myself. I remember when hearing both Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett live, it was clear they were channeling-they were a conduit for something bigger than all of us. That’s my ultimate goal.
Jim originally came to us with a desire to heighten his brand to appeal to a more elite client base which would allow for a lot of artistic freedom. He wanted the images to show him as passionate, creative, and having a great time!
I wanted Jim's portraits to be reminiscent of being onstage at a swanky jazz club so that those venues and types of clients would be able to picture him there very easily. To achieve this, I used directional lighting with an additional accent light behind him.
Jenny is a midwestern farmkid by upbringing and is equally in love with city lights and culture and country solitude. She started JBP over ten years ago while living in NYC, and while its focus has shifted over the years (notice the pun?), she's always been most intrigued by the human connection in photographs and continues to strive for that connection with each and every client.
Born and raised in Missoula, Montana, Nancy spent 10 years as a Certified Pharmacy Technician before deciding to jump ship and follow her heart. The need for a more creative outlet in her life led her to graphic design and digital photography. With a little time and a little luck, her connections brought her to Jennifer Boyle Photography as the studio manager.