It was great hearing from Allan. I met Allan and his wife Jennifer a couple years ago from a mutual friend of ours. I photographed their wedding in 2017 downtown Stillwater.
Allan wanted some head shots for the book he wrote and will be published next year. I was excited and honored that he considered me to do his photograph for his book.
Allan was very nervous when we started the session. As everyone I photograph in a studio setting. To make him more comfortable I had him sit and relax in a chair to get me comfortable with the camera. It helped with the postitions and his wife and I kept making him smile and laughing as we kept photography session going. It helped because we got real smiles out of Allan. When photographing head shots for long period its hard to keep the real smiles going. Allan wanted images more with shadows and dark lighting. I enjoyed the challenge with the lighting in the studio.
Allan and I were almost finished, but he wanted to do some photos outdoors. I took him by a small pond by my house. It was hard from going from a dark room to a bright and sunny day. Lots of squinting at first, but got better as we were out there.
I hope he enjoys the images as much as I did photographing them and editing them. Allan thank you for this opportunity to have my photo in your book. I cant wait to buy the book and read it.