I did these business couple portraits of a married couple for their seminar business. We started in the Guardian building in downtown Detroit where we used the lobby and gates as some of the backgrounds. We also shot in some of the office space and found a great tiled wall and a nice yellow wall to use as backgrounds.
The girls soccer team from Clarkston High School asked me to photograph sports portraits of the seniors. We had to shoot before one of their home games and were not able to get on the field because the JV soccer game was being played. We went to a practice field on the south side of the stadium and shot in the grass. Most of the day had been pretty sunny and it clouded up as the afternoon went on. The we started shooting the clouds came in. I balanced my off camera strobes with the clouded sky and made the sky a bit dark and ominous. I asked d the girls to with smile or look tough their choice. While we were there and had everything set up we did a group shot and then some action shots of the defending, dribbling or kicking. I will show the action shots in a future post.
This is a recent example of executive headshots being done on location. The Clarkston Chamber of Commerce had an annual meeting where most of the Ambassadors and Officers were attending. The Chamber asked me to come at the end of the meeting and shoot new headshots of the chamber and staff. I set up a typical headshot lighting with white background and photographed everyone there in about an hour. We had to schedule a few people who could not make the meeting for an additional session at my studio. I have photographed many additional sessions for the Chamber as the members and staff change, trying to keep the look similar.