A Combination of Business Casual and Suited Up

A recent client who sold his company and was in the middle of marketing himself to both "buttoned up" firms and more laid back firms needed new photos. He was in need of images that would appeal to both kinds of companies. After a location scouting trip we determined a location that would work for environmental portraits and had space for a small backdrop. 

The client looks confident, trustworthy and approachable. A smile and his body language speak volumes. 

The client looks confident, trustworthy and approachable. A smile and his body language speak volumes. 

We found a window-lit nook at the end of a hallway. No lights needed for this one, just a reflector. 

We found a window-lit nook at the end of a hallway. No lights needed for this one, just a reflector. 

Well-fitting clothes make a big difference. Interesting texture and bokeh help create an interesting setting. Window lit.

Well-fitting clothes make a big difference. Interesting texture and bokeh help create an interesting setting. Window lit.

Obligatory suit shot. The client's smile and impeccable fit of the suit help to create an image that is very marketable to potential employers. Shot in a small conference room. One light set-up with reflector. 

Obligatory suit shot. The client's smile and impeccable fit of the suit help to create an image that is very marketable to potential employers. Shot in a small conference room. One light set-up with reflector. 

Overall, this photography session took approximately 2 hours from set-up to break-down. Shooting at his work space made it more convenient for him, and allowed him to get back to work quicker. Professional portraits are important now more than ever in our digital age. Don't be left behind.