This morning I had a great headshot session with Sarah in Arlington. It was bright and sunny, but definitely on the chilly side, so it was a good day for an indoor session.
When I go to a client’s home for an indoor session, I like to make sure I’m fully prepared for all possibilities — unless the client happens to mention what the light is like in their home, I’m generally going in blind, so I bring all sorts of light modifiers as well as my flash, but I also hope for the best — some gorgeous natural light, which is my favorite. In Sarah’s case this morning, I really hit the jackpot — I walked into her home and saw that it was full of absolutely gorgeous light. Sarah was also a very good sport and temporarily took down a large print on her wall so we could take advantage of the very best spot, in her kitchen. We got some great images, which I think Sarah will love.
One of the things I love most about my job is getting to connect with my clients. In Sarah’s case, it turned out that even though we’d never met before, our kids are in the same year at the same school — talk about neat coincidence! When I was a kid, my mother was always commenting about how wherever we went it seemed like we ran into people I knew, and I love that that trend seems to have continued in my adult life — it’s one of the many things I love about living and working in Arlington.