Every shot has a story.
My husband's employer has Organization Chart shuffling afoot. Updated org. charts require updated photos. Apparently, the iPhone ball cap pic from Mineral Creek backpacking trip three years ago is not worthy.
" You don't look like the High Performer you are. You need a new photo. By next week. Try the Corporate Studio, upstairs. "
Husband asked me to create his portrait. " You did Harry's senior portraits and they're great! No mottled blue gray school picture background."
Our son, Harry, adamantly refused professional portraiture and we didn't want him being the No Photo Available Weird Kid in his Senior Yearbook. Compromise: we played at the River Gorge and I snapped away.
Occasionally, I get lucky with some good shots, but it's not my wheelhouse. I'm a landscape gal.
No neutral backgrounds available in our house. " Color Modern" isn't by accident. I scouted locations for the shoot. Interesting public art. Older limestone buildings. All suitable backdrops for Corporate America.
Nattily business attired, Trusting Spouse wasn't quite certain the brushed metal sculpture was the Best Choice, nor the hammered one. " You don't want 'mottled blue school picture'. This is the alternative. Trust me." He managed a smile. Click!
Org. Chart Portraiture completed, dragged Trusting Spouse through numerous adjacent gardens documenting the plantings. Because that's what I do.
A few quick edits and sent appropriately named files ( not " sweetbaboo1.jpg") to Trusting Spouse's email for his perusal and forward to Org Chart Omnibus. I busied myself with working magic on the floribunda.
Next day. " I updated all my corporate images with the new photos. Lots of compliments on the images! They all wondered who took them!"
"Did you tell them a hot photographer took the pics?"
" No. Why would I do that?"