A few members of Leigh Geissler’s Arbonne International Team came by the studio Wednesday nigh for a seminar on using social network marketing. Leigh,Jane Bill, Jessica McGourty and Carol Moran are independent consultants for Arbonne (arbonne.com) and serve customers throughout the area with Arbonne products and consulting.
Social media marketing is a natural fit for them and I enjoyed sharing my knowledge and advising them on how to get started. Naturally, I wanted to photograph them, too and they agreed to let me do headshots for their Facebook pages.
Arbonne products are naturally derived and I wanted to create photos that reflected this. So before the seminar we headed out onto the streets of Frenchtown for a little photo session. Great weather, great ladies and some great photos.
Danny Ricany is a model and decided it would be a good time to update his portfolio headshot. We spent a little time experimenting with settings (indoor/outdoor) and different looks. Then we sat down, reviewed the results and narrowed it down to these two finalists. They are similar but each has its own uniqueness. How to decide?
Put it to a vote…On Facebook!
I thought it might be fun to do a little opinion “crowd sourcing.”
Ruthann Disotell is a woman of many talents. In particular she is a celebrant, someone who is able to express the meaning of an event whether it is a wedding, a special family gathering or a funeral. Ruthann takes the time to learn about her clients and understand who they are and what is important so she can help express the joy of a wedding day or to celebrate the life of someone who has passed. Ruthann’s website is http://www.celebrationofalifetime.com/ where you can learn more about her and her services.
Ruthann wanted to get some professional quality portraits that she could use for her website, social media and to use for upcoming seminars and speaking engagements at conferences. We all have different uses for headshots so it makes sense to experiment with different looks. Ruthann allowed me to photograph her and apply different posing and lighting techniques to give her a choice of images for various purposes.
Years ago I had a photography professor who taught me about Thumbtack Lighting. “You put a thumbtack here and a thumbtack there and that’s where your lights go every time. You’re done. Stop screwin’ with the lights take the friggin’ picture, already.” Naaaah, no way! I’m gonna light it the way I want.
Jeanne Murphy, best-selling author, and TV host came by the studio today to update her photographs for her PR company’s website, social media, blogs and portfolios. Colleen Kelly, (producer, and director of “Talented People with Jeanne Murphy”) came along and I was able to persuade Colleen to let me take a few photos of her too. (Gee, when I get beautiful women in my studio I just gotta ask to photograph them, don’t I?)
During the shoot Colleen, took a few photos and caught me in action, surrounded by the gizmos, panels and all the toys I use to lighten things up. (no thumbtacks, though) Below are a couple shots of the lovely ladies and me, kneeling before Jeanne.
The Yoga Loka studio in Frenchtown has beautiful light, a wonderful vibration all its own and a group of equally wonderful yogis who come to practice. This past Sunday a few of them came to the studio for a little photo session. It was such fun to photograph them as they did some asanas. Below are a few of my favorite images.