Portrait head shots are always an interesting experience. My goals and the client’s goals start from different places and we both work to meet in the middle. It’s a bit of a dance, especially at the beginning of the session. I am grateful when I have multiple opportunities to work with a client as that gives us time to step away and come back to add to the work already complete. And sometimes in that second session, I can play a bit more with the work and try for more than just the explicit goal. The candid imagery that arises from the amenable feelings can offer treasure.
The image below is one of thoseÂ riches.
Britt Byrd is a local actress and we worked on two sessions together earlier this month. While the traditional head shots are certainly winners on their own, this one candid is one of my favorites from the sets. It was a moment of introspection between looks, andÂ I am grateful I was able to catch the image. And, not least, thanks to Britt and her activeÂ engagement as a photographic subject.