In the first of a two-part series for my work with Heather, I'm publishing some bio shots I completed recently for her. She's wrapping up her first publication about empowering women to be able to make their own choices regarding marriage and children, without blindly following the traditional path. As of this writing, I don't believe the book has a title yet so once we can link to it on Amazon (or wherever it will be available) I'll add the link here.
On the day we shot these headshots, we did both video and stills. Heather's sister came along as well to help with Heather's wardrobe changes and to be the supportive sister that I'm sure she is.
This shoot was the first time I'd ever tried to do both photography and video on the same day. Since we had already had several conversations about how we wanted the content to feel, it wasn't too hard switching between the material. Preplanning is huge when it comes to something more than just grabbing some updated portraits!
We chose Dumbo, in Brooklyn, as our shooting location. It really offers a lot of options for different types of setup's and with the right angling, you can get some pretty different environmental settings within a small area.
At this point, we don't know what the book cover and art for the cover will look like so we kept our options open with the feel of the shoot.
A funny coincidence in the vertical shot of Heather with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background is that since her book is about following a non-traditional path, we stumbled upon several brides while we were shooting. One of them is very small in the far background of this image.