A Portland business executive needed some very professional photos for a sophisticated social media campaign. In order to build his image, he requested several black and white images showing him at his best. He did not want any images showing him at his desk or in business meetings. He also did not want any traditional headshot photos. His goal was to create something special - something outside the normal box. He agreed to allow me to share some of the photos with you as an example of what I call my "Executive Photoshoot" which is a big step up from the usual corporate headshot.
We scheduled an outdoor photoshoot in downtown Portland, nor far from his corporate office. Mid-morning is a great time to avoid the crowds. I shot the whole job with my amazing Canon 5D3, hand held, and with only available light. We had agreed to go for an informal, photojournalistic, look, reminiscent of the golden age of black and white film photography.
The entire shoot took less than two hours out of his day and he ended up with some great photos for his social media campaign. One thing we wanted to include was his hobby of buying and wearing great hats. So we popped into the famous hat store in downtown Portland, John Helmer. It's one of the shops that gives Portland it's personality. The sales guy was very friendly and accommodating. I even learned quite a few things about how to take care of fine hats. My client couldn't resist buying a fedora by Stetson, which we used for some more outdoor shots after we left the shop.
The Executive Photoshoot is a great option for businessmen and women who want to stand out from the crowd and take their image building campaign to the next level.