Sanket is a real estate developer in the Durham area who specializes in the development of hotels and senior living facilities, and I’m so glad I got to work with him on this mini headshot session! He’s been in the development business for many years but is now branching off on his own and needed some new headshots for the venture. I had such a good time with him and his wife discussing the finer points of Seinfeld and our mutual love for U2. Sanket also taught me a bit about the development industry which I find fascinating. I had a great time working with him and revamping his headshots!
I had the pleasure of working with Jewell Whitmer as she starts the process of launching her Women’s Health Integrative & Functional Medicine Practice! Jewell is a certified nurse midwife and herbalist who has been practicing for 12 years. She has delivered a ton of babies and helped women through many births. Now she’s excited to take what she knows and begin to focus on women’s health and empowerment, and I’m so excited to help her with that process! She contacted me to take new branding photos and headshots for her, and together we had a blast shooting in an incredible house with a beautiful property (and fun music always helps a session along too!). Jewell actually used to develop her own photographs in a darkroom in her childhood home, so she knows a lot about photography and what she was looking for in her branding photos, and I was excited to work with another creative woman. Also, I have to say, I love photographing food and am pretty excited whenever anyone asks me. AND I got to photograph tea this time as well, which is also great fun. And Jewell knows a lot about teas. If you want to follow her in her new business journey and become her client, you can find her and her knowledge of teas and food on Instagram here.
My lovely client Sam, who some of you may remember from her and Mark’s wedding earlier this summer, is a fantastic alignment-based yoga instructor who asked me to take some new photos of her doing yoga-y things and I was so excited! This was my first time venturing into the world of yoga photography and it’s quite different from what I normally do. There’s a lot that goes into making sure that Sam’s body is properly aligned as well as taking into account the pose vs. the background, and it was quite fun! Mostly it was fun because Sam is a ton of fun, and if I didn’t routinely get injured doing anything remotely physical, she’s who I would take yoga from. She currently teaches at Carolina Yoga Company, Duke Fitness, and Thousand Petals Yoga. You can find her schedule on her website here: http://yogawithsamlipman.com/ So if you’re looking for a super sweet, kind, happy person to take yoga with – I’d highly recommend Sam, who is all of those things and more. *Huge thanks to Elana for assisting and to the NCMA for giving us permission to use Sam’s photos.