Given how many of my clients are top photographers, I probably shouldn’t be nervous when new questions come in from other talented artists.
But I *always* do.
One look at Connie’s work and I know I’m talking absolutely master of his craft. He’s an architecture & interior photographer based in the DC area, and his job is a DREAM. She’s a master at photographing living rooms – her kitchen portfolio will have you drooling (and Pinning for days)! Add in the fact that she is kind, humble and caring and I am so glad she asked me to take her brand photos.
I knew the location for Connie’s shoot would be key- we needed a space that spoke to the high level of real estate she was photographing, so we needed a furnished but vacant property where I could photograph her… photograph a house (try that for meta). But it also needs lots of natural light… and lots of room to move about… while feeling neutral enough to speak of Connie’s own brand of vibe.
Due to the fast-paced nature of DC real estate, we weren’t able to confirm a location until a week before shooting… the event that an inspection or something was scheduled). Well, of course, the house we chose DID be under contract the night before we arrived, but we were able to make it happen – so thanks to Connie who was able to navigate with the listing agent!
We’re concentrating on a collection of photos showing Connie and her employee Nathan at work doing photos & videos to fully capture the visual marketing needs of new listings, as well as high-end portraits for use in About pages, bio photos, and the like. Given the many landscape-oriented images Connie has on her website, I was also conscious of shooting more horizontal photos than usual.
Connie, it means so much that you let me record this for you. Thank you for your trust, and for keeping us all laughing throughout your shooting day (it helps take the edge off!). You are a joy and a gem, and I hope this isn’t the last time we see each other!
Onsite wardrobe & style: Katherine Bignon
Psst, photographers: betcha can’t tell which picture was taken using flash, huh? We did quite a bit with my softbox that day, and the results felt so natural, TBH, I couldn’t even tell the difference!
Want more inspiration? Check out the brand’s photography archive to see more of my past sessions!