What an absolute thrill! My heart is overwhelmed! When I’m photographing my pageant headshots, female and male modeling portfolios, and actors headshots, I want to do everything possible to make my clients look amazing, because their career success depends on it! Its important to capture a variety of expressions to show your versatility so you look the part for any role you’re seeking. With my pageant clients, its all about charisma, confidence, and lighting up the world with a radiance that comes from within. There’s nothing more satisfying than making my newbies look like polished pros, even when it’s their first time in front of a camera… and then hearing their success stories as they take the images we created and put them to work for them! Bella is another huge success story and I’m over the moon with excitement!
Bella came in for her pageant headshot session and we had such a fun time creating her images. It was great to reminisce about my pageant experience “back in the day” and share tips with her to boost her confidence. As always, I focused on finessing her through each pose and expression, directing her right down to the tiniest facial muscles that make all the difference in micro-expression, that take a model or actor from a pretty face to looking like a superstar. This is what sets Defining Imagery apart. It’s the difference between your average run-of-the-mill headshot, and something that is going to make you stand out from the crowd and get you noticed.
Most photographers don’t even comprehend the difference between a headshot and a portrait. They are worlds apart – two completely different genres with two completely different purposes. Your headshots need to SELL YOU! You need to ooze confidence and show casting directors that you OWN the room – while at the same time showing you’re an easy-to-work-with, polished pro that can get the job done.
At Defining Imagery, we create headshots that do exactly that! Our “Contemporary Headshots with Personality!”© define the standards for what great headshots should be! There are only a handful of photographers in the country that can produce anything near this calibre of headshot. Having a background in acting, modeling, and pageantry, I know what it takes to get my clients noticed, and the feedback that they get when they start showing their headshots around on casting calls has been incredible – and so absolutely rewarding to me when they share their success stories. Bella is the icing on the cake! She and her mom where absolutely over-the-moon with excitement when Bella swept the awards – a dream come true! For me, though, what gave me goosebumps from head to toe and felt like fireworks exploding from my heart, is that she received the title of “Miss Photogenic”!!!
It was rewarding enough for me to know that she went into that pageant armed with the most beautiful photographs that put her confidence over the top, having put my heart and Soul into creating them, as I always do for my clients, because I know that their career depends on them – but for her to receive this title based on these images, is the most satisfying validation to my core! But that actually wasn’t the first reward I received from this session! The one that truly topped even that, was at her selection appointment with her parents, where they were choosing the images… her Dad had to walk away and take a moment because he was overwhelmed with such tears of joy, seeing his daughter so radiantly beautiful in these images. Mom said that she’d only seen him cry once before, and that was the day she was born. Wow! Creating photographs that can touch someone to the Soul is always something that takes my own breath away, when I see my clients reactions to their images. It moves my own heart and Soul to tears. There are just no words for that! It is a gift, a blessing, and a joy beyond joy to be part of something so astounding like that.
So, congratulations Bella! You are indeed beautiful inside and out! And to all the actors, models, and pageant girls who are reading this, I would so very much love to work with you to help make your dreams a reality too! I love making newbies look like superstars! And the confidence this will bring you as you walk into that audition, go-see, or pageant stage, is so priceless, and something you just will not experience elsewhere. I can’t wait to make YOU look like a superstar! I’ve got your back and I’m in it to win it with you! Your success is my success. We’re a team and I’m going to do everything in my power to make YOU stand head and shoulders above the crowds! WOOOOOHOOO!!! Let’s DO this!
“Contemporary Headshots with Personality!”©
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