I have worked with Centria several times on creative collaboration over the past year, a true talent in her own right. Fun, energetic and commands presence when she's in front of the camera. Her manager contacted me about updated her portfolio with professional modeling headshots as she was preparing to head down to Atlanta, Georgia for some casting calls. She wanted her to be prepared with the best professional headshot images possible, so worked through several different looks giving her a range from both commercial and theatrical headshots. We even worked in a little character headshot set inspired by Janet Jackson before it was all said and done with. Lots of good vibes that day that included lots of trips down memory lane. Centria brought her newborn daughter who was named after R&B royalty Aaliyah, yes we got a few candids of them. Talking of those days when Aaliyah was on the radio led into other 90's R&B reminiscing. Centria, her mother Natasha and I had quite the candid conversation of old school jams such as Jodeci, Silk and Shai. What does all this mean? It means good music and conversation were healthy ingredients to this session which we all couldn't be happier with! I'll be looking forward to seeing her in action!
Character Headshot with Editorial Close-Ups
Towards the end of the session with Centria and I, her mother Natasha, asked me if I had another session that after. I did not have anything else on the books for the Saturday. So she tells me that her other daughter Jasmine is a budding model and needs a kick start to her portfolio and books her session right there on spot. Boom, as we wrap with Centria, Jasmine jumps in front of my camera. We decided to concentrate on getting a commercial headshot as this is what casting directors and agents prefer the most. After a little bit of coaching and direction we land this knock out smile below. 1st part done! Next we head outside and walk around the studio's neighborhood getting some lifestyle portraits for her portfolio, within a few a minutes she was warmed up and throwing strong poses and expressions at the camera left and right! We had a good time getting her career started on the right foot, now I look forward to watching her grow and having her step back in front of my camera again in the future!
Gary is the best. With my daughter Jasmine who is a beginner in modeling, he made her feel comfortable in front of camera and gave her some tips, while doing her headshots. Thank you, Gary we will be back for more photoshoots."
Jasmine Massey Commercial Headshot
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