Wednesday, March 30, 2011
New headshots for Katy Taylor, Massage Therapist
I recently traveled up to Auburn to shoot headshots for Katy Taylor, in return for a lovely massage and energy work. It really helped relax my back, especially after the car accident I had in February - she is a great massage therapist and a MyNetKing member. (By the way, I am offering a discount to MYNK members for headshots; please contact me if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
As headshots are a relatively new venture for me (I usually shoot inanimate objects), what I most focus on is getting the subject to relax in front of the camera. I like to have them demonstrate what they do, so with Katy I had her massage a client, and posed her in front of her table and in her office. I felt it worked well. It always takes a bit of time for the person to get past the awkwardness of being photographed and then they relax into it. It is very enjoyable to see the great shots that come out.
With Andy Stone, I felt I brought out the sweetness that he hides just below the surface. With Katy, I think I discovered her inner joy that surfaces when she works on people. It was one of the best massages that I have ever gotten and I felt rejuvenated afterwards. Thanks, Katy! Her website is http://kripalu-therapeutic-massage.com/index.htm