Professional portrait photography
For eighteen years, portrait photography has been integrated into every role I've held.
After literally thousands of faces photographed, I've learned how to make subjects comfortable in front of the camera, resulting in the best possible portrait and experience for each individual.
For each type of shoot, I work with clients to choose locations that tell the right story and help subjects to express the best version of themselves.
This fantastic visual layout for Canadian publication, Aperio Magazine, was conceived and designed by Creative Director, Mario Scaffardi at Mario Scaffardi Design Inc.
He had a very specific request for photographs of Penn State faculty member, Mikael Rechtsman. Mario asked for a portrait with high contrast that had a visual relationship with the topic of the article and Rechtsman's research - light.
Mario's request of high contrast and a seamless black background were achieved with a simple speed light and small diffuser.
Freelance photography work has yielded various types of portrait photography - some more controlled and directed, others more spontaneous and "in the second". Still my philosophy of making the subject feel comfortable is my first priority, allowing the subject and I to focus on telling the story.