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Better than stock photography lawyer commercial portraits in Albuquerque

Better than stock photography lawyer commercial portraits in Albuquerque

Say no to stock photos by keeping it real!

Much better than using stock photography, have your own team be in the photos like in these images I made for Noble Law Firm in Albuquerque New Mexico. For their website redesign, these immigration lawyers wanted authentic photos of the actual people that work at the law firm, not soulless stock photos that do not represent at all what a client will experience when visiting their office. These photos were made in the same conference room a client would see, in the same office their actual lawyer would meet them in, plus the actual partners of the law firm in the very lobby you see upon entering. To me this is very powerful for branding, for making a client choose your law firm over one of the many, many others. If I can see in your website what it will be like to be a client with your law firm, that would make me much more likely to choose that law firm over some anonymous stock photography filled law firm website.

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Assistant Attorney General New Mexico Headshots with Cholla

Assistant Attorney General New Mexico Headshots with Cholla

Assistant Attorney General visits JCP Home Studio v2.0

For the second year in a row it was my pleasure to donate a headshot photo session to the Paws and Stripes charity. This year’s winner was no less than Assistant Attorney General Cholla Khoury. She was also the very first client in the all new JCP Home Studio v2.0! This was no ordinary headshot shoot for sure! AAG Khoury wanted a serious look for her headshots. To add variety to a similar headshots I photographed her on both a white and a black background which allowed for two quite different looking headshots, despite going for a similar look in pose. This was a great inaugural photo shoot in my new studio space!

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Lawyer Attorney Headshots in Albuquerque New Mexico Modern Style

Lawyer Attorney Headshots in Albuquerque New Mexico Modern Style

Getting a lawyer to smile!

This time I bring you the headshots I made for Giddens Law Firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Check out the head to toe headshots and the commercial portraits I made for these attorneys and their staff. Continuing with the theme I had for the entire shoot, that lawyer headshots and photos do not have to look stern and serious, I tried to get as much personality and some friendliness in the lawyers in particular to come out in their headshots. It was a little easier with the law firm staff to smile not surprisingly!

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Lawyer Group Photography for Albuquerque New Mexico Attorney Office

Lawyer Group Photography for Albuquerque New Mexico Attorney Office

Making lawyer photographs that are not stereotypical in ABQ

How to make a photograph of lawyers not looking like the typical photo of lawyers? My first thought was to have the lawyers in different positions, as in not all of them standing with arms crossed, not looking sternly into the lens. I wanted movement in the photo. I wanted personality in the photo. The result was the above photo. Using the lobby in their office building in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I thought the available bench with a glass and plant background could work. Thanks to my assistant Jessica for the tip to move the bench out away from the wall to position the standing lawyer better. I have since learned this was the lawyers’ favorite shot from the photo session as well!

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Global Investor Attorney Professional Business Headshot in St. Petersburg Florida with Sarah

Attorney headshot for a global investor in St. Petersburg Florida - Nikon D300 Nikkor 80-200mm @ f/11 ISO 200 1/160th - Strobist: SB-800 in 43" brolly to frame leftThe third attorney in as many weeks visited my home photography studio in St. Petersburg Florida for a professional business headshot.  Sarah was starting a new job and all the employees for the global investor company that hired her have their own profile page on the company's website.  There were guidelines to follow for the type of shot so that it would have a consistent look with the other headshots made previously for the rest of the staff.

The shot you see above is not the one following those guidelines of course, it is one we did for our own creative look.  After making the needed corporate headshot, I turned off one of my speedlights to introduce more dramatic shadowing and then in editing adding a digital background.  I tried the usual white and black first, but then decided to try orange.  Thankfully Sarah liked my bold orange choice as well!

Attorney Professional Business Headshot in St. Petersburg Florida with Christine

In my home studio I made this photograph of St. Petersburg Attorney Christne - Nikon D300 Nikkor 80-200mm @ f/8 ISO 200 1/160th - Strobist: SB-800 & SB-600 in 43" brolly - digital background Another attorney visited my home studio this month for a professional business headshot.  Maybe it is the season for lawyer's to get a new headshot?  Even though a headshot shoot is relatively straight forward I find there is still quite a bit of room for variations and creativity.  There is the lighting style, the aspect ratio of the headshot, the kind of background and more.  So even though I use the same spot in my apartment for each headshot I do, there is always something I end up changing (or improving) from the previous shoot.  It is my practice to always try and out do the previous shoot I do of any kind.

Christine liked the blue-gray gradient background I used in another portrait, so I photographed her on a white background then in Photoshop "removed" her from that photo and placed her onto a digitally created background, as seen above.

Lawyer Professional Business Headshot in St. Petersburg Florida with Jason

Insurance lawyer in St. Petersburg professional business headshot on white background - Nikon D300 Nikkor 80-200mm @ f/8 ISO 200 1/125th - Strobist: SB-800 @ 1/2 power & SB-600 @ 1/16th power both in 43" brollyOn a rainy Florida afternoon it was a good time to have an indoor professional business headshot shoot.  Jason is a Florida insurance attorney (website) and wanted a headshot for use on his website's profile page.  He came over to my home studio in St. Petersburg and after a little greeting from Kiki, it was down to the business of making a headshot well suited for his site and for his image as an attorney.  

Attorney professional business headshot make in St. Petersburg Florida - for setup see aboveJason decided on a traditioinal vertical style headshot (above) and a square-style headshot (top image) that is being used more and more on sites like Linkedin and really all social media.  I think the former looks good on web pages and the latter looks best as profile photos on other websites.