It’s funny! When I get a cold call for a corporate portrait or an update for social media, I have in mind what that person looks like from their texts, email or phone calls. I am ALWAYS wrong. Always!
I get hip, smart and good looking people all of the time. I’ve never had a portrait that I’m not happy with. The thing that’s really cool? There is no conventional look anymore. My corporate portrait is not someone who comes in with that “corporate look” anymore expecting the school picture. Sure, we might start out that way, but it’s a process and we make changes from wardrobe to backdrop to lighting until we get a variety of looks. I like the variety I can share with my clients. They like it, too.
There is so much style out there! Everyone has their own unique look. There is something cool about everyone. When I was waiting for Kristen, I knew she had been at Stanford, knew she was super smart, knew that she needed to update her portrait for social media. I actually expected a bit of a wonk to walk into the studio. HA! Was I wrong. She exuded coolness (I mean that in the warmest of ways), assuredness, poise. She was awesome!