I was thrilled to be chosen to shoot head shots for some local celebrities... the Lake FM and WTMJ radio hosts! It was a fun day at the station. After the shoot I learned some exciting things about how my photos would be used. But more on that in a second.
I'll say this: directing adults to stand still is a totally different experience than little kids. It was a tad easier - I didn't have to bribe them with lollipops! (Well, not really...)
This was a fun shoot, like I said. I got the chance to work with grownups and play around a little (they aren't exactly corporate head shots, after all). We chatted, told jokes and listened to some music. Speaking of fun.... Vince Vitrano showed up, too. If you don't know this guy, he does the morning news on TMJ4 and pops over to Lake FM for updates. He's one of those perennially happy people (in real life, not just on TV). The adorable Andi Miller who does traffic reports joined us as well. With the four of them ready to go, I shot one of my new favorite images.
So I took pictures for these local celebrities. Now what?
I just about fell over when I saw my photos on their Facebook page. Then I saw them on their website and learned that they were sent out across the country in a press release announcing Danny's arrival - and thus printed in a few national radio publications. This is the behind-the-scenes type stuff that you may not usually hear about: of course there was a photographer who took those pictures. That photographer happened to be me. And no matter what or who I shoot, I will always get giddy with glee over seeing people (legally) use my images. It gives me such a thrill. Really.
There is more to come from this session. Tune in (ha ha) next time and I'll share some more of my giddiness with you.