I have to say, one of my favorite things aside from weddings would be headshots. Traditionally when someone goes to a photographer for headshots, they get about two or three images. They spend a good hour prepping facial expressions and talk about their best/worst features. That is, if you go to a quality photographer to truly get the best out of the images. I take a little different stab at headshots. I like to pick a theme or a space and make it more of a lifestyles session, with good headshots incorporated in. Here are a few from sessions I've had this winter. Despite it being winter, Oklahoma has been so mild up until Christmas. I've been so lucky with work.
So after the headshots are captured, I mentioned that lifestyle side of the session. So here are some of my favorites from that. :)
It is always interesting to see what wedding trends are going on based on where you live. A few wedding photographer friends I have say that bridals are not at all a big thing on the east coast, that they don't do separate shoots from the wedding day for portraits. This makes sense for some people and I know bridals seem "extra" or can make a bride feel like she's putting too much emphasis on herself and not the genuine act of marriage, but I personally love bridal sessions for a number of reasons.
All that being said, here are a few fairly recent bridal sessions, :) The beauty is that there are no rules.
Valerie Sebestyen is a portrait and wedding photographer based out of Edmond, Oklahoma. For inquiries you may contact at 405-226-1042 or firstname.lastname@example.org