When a family is willing to have real fun in portraits
Earlier in my photography career, I regularly booked family portrait shoots specializing in my own signature candid style. Now I very rarely have family portrait shoots, and typically only for clients I have done other commercial photography work for, like Barb and Dr. Norm. When they asked me if I could do a Christmas Day shoot because that was the only time their entire family would be together, I said yes mostly because I really like them and knew it would be a fun time and I could push the envelope with getting some great candids. The photos in this collection are my own personal favorites from the shoot. The siblings in particular had fun with each other! We made very good use of Highland Park from top to bottom to climbing bars to the merry-go-round! Read More
Third time volunteering for Help-Portrait
I had my third opportunity to participate in Help-Portrait, a national day of volunteering where photographers and others meet to provide a free professional portrait, to people in their local community who otherwise may not be able to afford professional photography. My first time was back in 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida in a space jam packed with photographers. This was my second year in a row in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but first time getting to shoot. Last year I only helped out with editing. This year with shooting it was great to know that something I helped with will be on that family’s wall for years to come. Read More
Full body length headshots available in Albuquerque!
Debbie visited the JCP Home Studio needing new headshots for both traditional above the shoulder style and full body head to toe as well. I have full flexibility to shoot as needed for clients whether it is here at the JCP Home Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico or at the client’s location as the full studio lighting, backgrounds and stands are mobile! With a professional set of headshots like these, Debbie as a real estate agent will stand out from her competition! Thank you Debbie for being so great in front of the lens, especially with your natural standing pose! Read More
Real Estate Agents need modern headshots!
Real estate agent headshots are, along with personal injury lawyers, perhaps the most seen headshots out in public. That’s why having a modern, creative, and professional headshot for a real estate agent in Albuquerque, New Mexico is particularly important. It’s the first impression you make on potential buyers and sellers, and if your headshot does not look professional, and modern, what kind of impression do you think that is going to make? Ben will be impressing clients all over ABQ with his new headshot and head to toe headshot as well! He visited the JCP Home Studio and it was nearly a record for fewest shots to get results we both liked! Thanks for being so awesome in front of the lens Ben! Read More
Headshots for a Writer
I met Jackie a good while back at a marketing presentation. As I do with everyone I meet at presentations and networking events I checked out her website and follow up with suggestions of how my photography may help their business. Jackie was in the process of doing an entire website redesign and needed a headshot to go on it, my specialty! She visited the JCP Home Studio and we went through a variety of poses, background colors and even wardrobe changes to find a creative headshot style that worked for her new site. She chose the headshot above to use on her ABOUT THE WRITER page on her new website! Thank you Jackie! Read More
Suzie visits the JCP Home Studio for Headshots!
It was a long time coming, but Suzie was finally able to visit the JCP Home Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a headshot session! We had first talked several months ago, so I was glad when Suzie texted and said do you have any time available this morning?? Luckily I did and got the studio lights setup in a hurry! Like many clients, Suzie was not exactly thrilled at the prospect of having her photo taken, but had to. We tried a couple different lighting setups and backgrounds, before ending up with this seated position on a black background. It is my job to find the right style and look to make my headshot clients feel comfortable during the photo session and be thrilled with the results! This is what a professional headshot photographer is able to do! Thank you Suzie for visiting and being patient until we got just the right headshot for you! Read More
Headshots for the Hispano Chamber in Albuquerque
I am proud to be a member of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce so when they asked me to make updated headshots for new staff members and ambassadors, I was very happy to do so. They wanted the same style and look as their previous headshots, which meant having the U.S. and New Mexico flags in the background. Having seen the outdoor location used for the old headshots, I suggested we take things indoors and control the harsh daylight that was visible in the semi-covered outdoor hallway that was used before. This allowed me to get consistent results over a long shoot without worrying about the sun changing the ambient light and adding more or less shadow to the background. Read More