Heather (Business Headshot Photography) @ Capitola, California

Even though the weather dropped 20 degrees and became overcast an hour before our business portrait photography session was scheduled to begin, Heather was ready to brave the elements to get the shoot done! After a brief wardrobe consultation, we drove to the bluff that overlooks Capitola beach and the ocean. Even though most of my business headshots happen on-location outdoors,  they are usually shot in a way that the background is really blurred out – so the focus is always on the person and not s distracting environment or background. The most important aspect of business portrait photography is not so much the camera or other equipment – it’s how you interact with that person that will truly make or break a shoot. If they aren’t comfortable and at-ease with you, you’re not going to capture their true personality. Sometimes it’s a matter of putting the camera down for a bit and just chatting, other times it’s a matter of doing a couple shots of tequila together (haha, j/k…). Needless to say, Heather and I had plenty in common (both have a baby in the house, both got married at the same venue in Tahoe), so it wasn’t too hard to get some great, natural portraits of her. Plus, she’s a professional smiler, or so you’d think after seeing her pics! Here’s a select few from our 30 minute portrait session. Enjoy!

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Looking for business portrait photographer in Capitola, California? San Francisco / Bay Area Portrait Photographer Chris Schmauch captures great, natural portraits of people – and is super quick, so there’s minimal interruption to your workflow! Call (831) 216-6210 or fill out this nifty contact form (for serious inquiries only). 

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