It made my day today to see that Wexler Wallace have revamped their website with all new portraits I did for them recently. We also had opportunity to photograph the attorneys at work. It was a great project from start to finish. We were lucky we had good weather on all of the shoot days!
Chicago criminal defense attorney Nenye Uche was a great subject. We did his portrait for his law practice publicity needs. He had a lot of ideas and together I think we got some great shots!
I especially liked working without flash on some of the shots. Even with the lighting inconsistencies, the look is so much more real. First shoot using the new VSCO Film Pack 6. My favorite so far!
Now that winter is here for good I fear the days of outdoor shooting are pretty much gone!
Whitt Sturtevant wanted to reimagine their online presence. Their new website required highly specialized layouts, using full-screen designs. They needed not only contemporary portraits of their attorneys in natural poses, but also very specific image layouts. I worked closely with their design team as well as the attorneys to craft images that spoke to the ideas of their company as well as their style.
With our latest snowfall, I thought it would be great to post some photos of one of the last shoots I did during the good weather this past Fall. Though it seems hard to believe, Spring will come, and with it comes great opportunities for beautiful outdoor corporate portraits.
I did this shoot for a longtime client, Elementum Advisors. I have photographed their team members since the company began.
In the past, Elementum always had me do in-studio shots against a background but this time Meredith Oliver, their HR/Compliance Coordinator, approached me with a desire for something fresher and more contemporary. Their building has a fantastic roof deck and that made getting great shots a breeze. Breeze is the operative word as it was a very chilly afternoon and the period of time when the light was perfect was only about 20 minutes, according to my sun-calculator app, The Photographer's Ephemeris, So we had a lot of reasons to shoot fast.
Shooting fast also keeps the momentum going with a portrait shoot. Too often, as the shoot goes on, the interest wanes. I think it's crucial to be organized but also be fast and get the shot before people's self-consciousness has a chance to take hold.
For Elementum, we did 15 portraits in under an hour. And everyone was able to get back inside before the cold got to them.
I know Spring is around the corner and I'm looking forward to the end of this long Winter and doing more great outdoor portraits soon!