Business Portraits – crop, necklines + jewelry matters!

I recently photographed this beauty. It occurred to me how important neck lines, and jewelry are as I tried to crop this image for her employer. The company require’s the same lighting with very little lighting in the background. This type of photography creates the focus on the face. I love the sparkle in her eyes with that Mona Lisa smile!

If you want to use your image in a variety of marketing materials, it’s important to have the flexibility to crop a photo. Keep in mind the final image. What will you be using this photo for? Will it be vertical, horizontal, square or round? Here’s a few example’s.

Leaving lots of room around the image gives flexibility for cropping.

close horizontal crop, you’ll probably cut off any hanging jewelry
Close up, who cares about jewelry anyway?
This crop show’s her jewelry!

Sometimes there are to many options, It just depends on what you’d like to portray with your image!

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Business Portraits for Website

Showing potential customer’s what your team looks like on your web site is great idea! You’ll have to consider a few things. Consistency in business portraits is paramount. Using the same lighting, and background keeps the team unified. If a team member leave’s or you have a new hire, it’s easy to re-create this effect when using the same professional photographer. This company wanted front lighting, with very little angle on the shoulders. Normally I prefer different lighting on portraits however, this is what my client wanted. I have to consider their request.

The following four images where taken on different days. If your company is considering employee business portraits for online, keep me in mind. My studio is centrally located in the heart of the exchange district on McDermot Ave. Winnipeg.

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Mom’s the Focus

Traditional family portraits sadly aren’t that common anymore. However, I still receive call’s for special occasions. After a clothing consultation with this family, I decided to made mom the focus. I just love the cultural twist on this modern family portrait.

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Nine Years Later

I was surprised when Sunpreet asked me to photograph her graduation portrait. She graduated from the University of North Dakota better known as UND. The long drive North for her was worth it, as she loved the final image. I’m so happy I was able to meet her expectations, after nine years of education she’s a lawyer!

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Doctors Manitoba

Imagine your new job right out of University is Emergency Doctor during a pandemic… nope I can’t either!

I truly enjoyed photographing Dr. Emilie, she was a no nonsense get it done kind of client. She has the best consistent smile I’ve seen in a while. It was her mom who inquired about my photography services and the quality of them. They had a previous photo taken, but it just wasn’t up to their standards. I’m thrilled they loved my images! I guess after 30+ years in this industry I know how to take a professional portrait!

Winnipeg is lucky to have this lovely women taking care of us. Good luck and all the best Dr. Emilie.

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What’s in a name?

Sometimes I ask how my clients find me.

I was not prepared for Judith’s answer, in short it was my name… Judith recently lost her best friend whose name was the same as mine. She felt a comfort in just my name, and her story brought a tear to my eye.

Judith’s career spans over 25 years in the Financial Services Industry with the last 15 in the area of Wealth Management working exclusively with high net worth individuals and families. She has now joined TD Wealth Private Investment Advice. Judith has recently begun her first term as chair of the board of trustees for the Manitoba Opera.

I loved the colour chosen for her portrait. Judith was truly a breath of fresh air on a cold winter’s day.

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Gift Certificates

This Christmas many families will celebrate the holiday’s together. If you’re not sure what to put under the tree, how about a gift certificate for a family portrait! With no expiry date, we can plan the portrait session when everyone is together. My 2400 sq foot studio will accommodate small to large families.

The kids from this family recently purchased a gift certificate for their parent’s as they were celebrating a special anniversary.

The gift of a portrait was special, as the portrait hanging in their home didn’t even include their daughter! I was happy to update the portrait of this adorable family. 🙂

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Angela Gentile

I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Angela Gentile, Clinical Social Work/Therapist. Angela required an update for all her social media, and I was happy to help.

Angela Gentile, MSW, is a registered social worker, therapist, author and expert who specializes in all topics related to aging. She has authored six books and co-authored one app, including “caring for a Husband with Dementia”. Her newest book is “Flourish or Fade.” She has experience in a variety of field, such as Long Term Care, Home Care, and Mental health in both community and residential settings.

If you’d like more information on how Angela can help you click here.

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Grad + Family = LOVE!

A special request from a grad with a close knit family. After her graduation portrait was complete, the family was photographed. We did a few different poses, but I only post my clients favourites, and sometimes mine 🙂

My favourite combination of background, jeans and white shirts, Classic on every family.

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Portraits

It was great to photograph Mr. Werestiuk. Pat has been selling real estate for 40 years. Originally with Block Brothers and now with Remax associates for the last 35 years. Normally people want to portray their very best image on social media. I recommend two looks, one business and a more casual. Pat arrived at the studio with business and casual attire. We tried a different colour background, but soon went back to the dark classic look to keep both looks professional.

Pat’s choice of clothing reflected his outgoing personality. He played hockey most of his life in Winnipeg, and prides himself in being a straight up and honest guy. His motto is “Making a difference … one home at a time.”

If you require the services of an experienced realtor, Pat Werestiuk is your guy! His office is located at 1060 McPhillips and can be reached at patw@remax-winnipeg.com

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