When making portraits that you hope will be purchased to be displayed on your clients walls, you sometimes need to go a bit further than the traditional portrait.
During our pre-portrait conference I found out that this woman’s husband was hoping to get an image of his wife that was more than just the typical picture of her face.
So with her enthusiastic participation we began to make a series of abstract images of her body. This one turned out to be his favorite and is displayed as a 30X40 inch portrait over a love seat in his family room.
It is easy to get locked into a normal way of shooting and all of a sudden we look up and notice that everything we have done for the last several years looks the same.
I highly recommend that after a normal photography session where you feel you have captured the images your client will invest in you discuss with him or her or them some off the beaten track ideas for a few additional images. At the very least you might come up with something new for your portfolio.