Copper Beech Institute- West Hartford Non-Profit Photographer

Today, I’m going to do a throwback blog post to last fall, when I was too busy to post sample photos due to my hectic fall schedule. I came across these shots today and thought I’d share some of my favorites with you. The Copper Beech Institute is in the process of updating their website and marketing materials and needed some photos of their facility and the people who attend their retreats. We shot in multiple locations throughout the facility, in an attempt to give a clearer picture of what a retreat there might really be like. The Copper Beech Institute is a non-profit organization with the following mission(as taken from their website):

The Copper Beech Institute applies mindfulness practice to the most challenging issues of our day by offering retreats and trainings to ensure personal well-being, the health of the earth, and the peace of the entire human family. By cultivating the connection between contemplation and compassionate action, the Copper Beech Institute strives to awaken us to the fullness of our potential.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from our session:

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Modern, Fresh Looking Head Shots for Professionals of All Ages- Head Shot Photographer- Hartford, CT

Who says head shots have to be boring?! I can tell you now that I definitely don’t believe that to be true….so here is my take on the fresh, modern looking head shots that we all should have going forward… No more stuffy, tie dyed looking grey backdrop with an unflattering, uncomfortable pose. No thank you….not anymore. Here is the recipe for what I think head shots should be all about in 2014:

1) A portrait client who is willing to step outside of the box and show their personality on camera.

2) A photographer skilled in taking crisp, focused photos while being able to talk you through a variety of flattering poses…oh and one that can make you laugh when you are feeling awkward in front of the camera….this is actually much more important than you might think!

3) An interesting, natural backdrop mixed with ideal lighting in a fresh new setting….preferably at sunset!

Mix those together and you get these….perfect for work, Linkin, Facebook, Twitter, a website, dating sites, and the list goes on and on. If you don’t have a great shot of yourself like these, then call me ASAP and let’s get that corrected. Here are a few of my favorites from my recent head shot session:

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