A shoot with Sara (part Two)

 

Fashion Portrait of a man and woman on a black background

Sara A., one of my awesome friends, came into the studio for a (very belated) birthday shoot last week. We had actually planned to shoot two years ago, but life got complicated for the both of us, and so we weren’t able to make it happen then. Last week, I FINALLY got this girl into my studio, and she was absolutely amazing.

Who is she?

Sara is a tough as nails New Yorker with a no nonsense attitude. But don’t let that sassy exterior fool you. She’s a softie. Once you are in her good graces, I imagine you’ll be there for life. Just don’t dare say no to her, or she’ll give you this look, and you’ll wither in a New York Minute.

fashion-inspired portrait of a woman against a grey backgroundA little boho chic.

Classy, Sassy, Cool.

Class, style, elegance, and grace are just some of the words I’d use to describe Sara (also impatient, stubborn, and difficult—in the best way possible).

 

fashion-inspired portrait of a woman against a dark background

Sometimes I get a lil’ nervous.

Sara loved her previous photos from our first shoot, and so I really felt the pressure to give her some shots that were as good (if not better) this time around. I always feel this pressure with returning clients, and I channel all that nervous energy into the shoot. Nerves are a good thing. To lazily paraphrase a random musician, or athlete whose name I can’t remember, “if you don’t have nerves, it means you don’t care.” I care a lot, especially with good friends.

Some shots

fashion-inspired portrait of a woman against a dark backgroundIf this profile pic could talk, it would say, “I’m way too hot for LinkedIn.”
fashion-inspired portrait of a woman against a grey backgroundfashion-inspired portrait of a woman against a grey backgroundfashion-inspired portrait of a woman against a dark backgroundfashion-inspired portrait of a woman against a dark backgroundArt imitating life imitating art.
Fashion Portrait of a man and woman on a black backgroundA pair of bad hombres.

Headshots and Actor’s Portraits with Matt

 

An experienced singer and stage actor, Matthew Pirtle made the trek from St. Louis to the Pacific Northwest to follow his dreams.  He is funny, kind, and multi-talented (I dare you to find an instrument he doesn’t play). Matt is also a great sport. I threw some goofy stuff at him and he took it all in stride.

Matt has a busy week coming up with multiple auditions. Hopefully that headshot up there helps him out on his journey, which I’ll be following here.

I’m really rooting for this guy!