Charlotte NC Headshot Session: Rolling with the Punches

I had the session all planned out.

We were going to do the headshots at a park across the street from the hotel. The Uptown Charlotte skyline would be a real nice backdrop for the professional headshots.

And then the business meeting ran over.

Photographers take time to plan out every shot, scout every location, and have multiple meetings with their team to ensure everything is in line for the shoot. But sometimes we end up with imperfect situations and environments, which means we have to roll with the punches, which is what happened with the headshots for the Atlanta Professional Chapter of Iota Sweethearts, Inc.

What started out as an outdoor shoot ended up with a hospitality suite being turned into a mini studio. But when you’re a professional, you adapt to get the shot.

Charlotte NC Headshot Session: Shootin' in the Park

I mentioned in my last post how challenging it can be shooting in an unfamiliar environment. This is especially true when shooting in a park.

But it just so happened that Joanne and I went out to Freedom Park in Charlotte, NC at the right time, and found the right spot for a quick headshot session.

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We were both in Charlotte for the Iota Sweethearts’ Third National Conclave, I as the conference photographer and she as a delegate.

Thankfully, we found enough time to squeeze in a headshot session as the sun was setting.

Charlotte NC Photo Session: Not Looking Like Your Past

We go through so much in life that we can forget who we are, or we’re forced to either become a new person or reclaim the person we was.

For Myra, after facing multiple life challenges, she decided to reclaim the person she is: Resilient, Strong, and Optimistic.

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Encompassing all of that within a photoshoot can be challenging within itself. Add in the fact that were were shooting in a city I’ve never shot in before.

We were in Charlotte, N.C. for the Iota Sweethearts’ Third National Conclave, where I was the conference’s photographer and Myra was a delegate.

This shoot was truly an adventure. While I’ve visited Charlotte multiple times, this was my first time shooting in the Queen City. Shooting in new environments is fun, but it can also be quite challenging, especially in an unfamiliar area.

We ended up shooting at the fountain in front of the Bank of America Corporate Center. And it was easy for Myra to show off the person she truly is.

Charlotte, NC Event Photography: 2019 ISI Conclave

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Recently I had the distinct honor of being the photographer for the 2019 Iota Sweethearts, Inc. National Conclave, which took place in Charlotte, N.C.

Raleigh NC Modeling Session - A nomad in corporate america

Across the street from my office is a pile of rocks.

They look like ordinary rocks - or so I thought.

Up close, they look like something that reminds me of the mountains of Afghanistan. And it didn’t hurt that Mecca dressed the part.

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Photographers are always looking for cool spaces to shoot, especially those that don’t require special access or come with the risk of arrest. And especially those that can make it seem you’re in another country.

But who knew that one would find such a cool space that’s surrounded by corporate buildings?

As we most things in western Wake County these days, I’m sure this space will be another corporate building in a year or two. But for now, I’m enjoying the space, and the imagination it has given us.