Often I get asked:
‘Beth, I need a couple of portraits that say something about me that I can use on my website, other online spaces and in the occasional press article. I want it to be descriptive and not a mug shot. Can you do that?’
Yes I can.
The perfect example of a BJP Professional Portait was captured for Lorraine Bennett of Classical Ballet Centre Canberra. The first step with Lorraine was to tease out what she had in mind with a series of questions. She came back with words like soft, approachable, professional. We pre-decided on location, clothing, makeup and accessories so we were good to go on the day.
On the day I asked Lorraine to tell me why loves what she does. She became animated, passionate and authentic. That’s when I pulled out my trusty camera. Lorraine’s work is centred in physical movement, dance, and music. So we put on some music, and got her moving and dancing and talking about what she does. Out of that process came some awesome portraits that certainly meet the brief for soft, approachable and professional.
Thanks Lorraine! And I hope you find lots of uses for these.
Lorraine has this natural, lovely elegance.
Her favourites, below.