Photographing a Photographer

I was recently honored to photograph a fellow portrait photographer.  Laura needed professional photographs of her for business and for dating - but she "HATED" being photographed. Like most of us photographers, we would much rather stay behind the camera, than in front of it!  After seeing my work, Laura trusted that I could do a good job with her headshots. Needless to say, I was honored - and a little nervous - to photograph another photographer who has been in the business a lot longer than I have!  I was confident in my abilities to help Laura feel comfortable during the session and deliver beautiful images.  She was such a treat to work with!

Laura came to the studio with several outfits for a variety of final looks. My hair and makeup artist, Deb, did a great job! Laura couldn't get over how much she loved how her hair looked! We had so much fun listening to music, laughing and being silly during the session!

 

I was so excited to show her the final photos and was also nervous because I wanted her to love them just as much as I did!  The first thing she said when she saw her images: "Is that me??" 

 Professional headshot of redheaded woman with blue eyes in black turtleneck against black background taken by Barbara MacFerrin Photography in Boulder, Colorado.
 Woman with red hair and blue eyes wearing red dress.

 

 

 

I'm thrilled that Laura is happy with her images and she now has beautiful headshots she can use for her business website, for social media, for business cards - even for dating!  I have a feeling her dating profile is going to blow up now! ;)

 

My sessions aren't only limited to inside the walls of the studio. We went outside before the sun went down to get some cute and playful outdoor shots. You can't go wrong with a beautiful backdrop in Boulder!

Laura owns Laura Rose Studios where her specialty is photographing children using black and white film. Check her out on Instagram!

 

Need to refresh your headshots for business or for dating? Contact me for a complimentary consultation by completing the online form.  I would love to photograph you!

Iceland- A Dream Destination

Iceland has been on my bucket list for quite some time. Seeing images online of it's breathtaking beauty and affordable airfare made it even more desirable.  Mary, my mother in law, was gracious enough to watch our 3 year old daughter so my husband and I decided to go on an 8 day adventure to Iceland in late September.  

I had a vision to do a photography session there against the beautiful landscape so I found a local photographer, Heida, who connected me with a model, wardrobe and amazing location!

We drove to Lake Kleifarvatn, which is 20 miles south of Reykjavik (35 min drive).  The weather was less than ideal (or so I thought) for an outdoor photoshoot. It was raining, very windy and cold (around 40º F). 

Hjördìs was such a trooper to model for me in those conditions!  The juxtaposition of a "princess" in a soft, beautiful dress against the dark, hard rocks and stormy weather created very dramatic images which I believe made them even more interesting and beautiful. 

From this session, I created a series of five images - all with a slightly different look and feel.

My goal is to have at least one destination photography session every year. Wouldn't you love to have a dream destination photoshoot?

I hope you enjoy this series!

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You are the sky. Everything else - it’s just the weather.
— Pema Chödrön