I recently had the opportunity to photograph an extraordinary freelance writer and blogger. Tamara has written many published articles and is the author of llfeloveluigi.com, a very funny blog about her life, love and her mafia-attitude dog Don Luigi. We had a great time putting together some images for her personal branding needs. I did not get to meet The Don, and as I understand it, I may be better for it. I'm not sure I could handle being mean-mugged by him. You have to go read the blog to understand.
Here's some images from her session.
Here's her thoughts on her experience being photographed by me.
"My experience with Gina was nothing short of amazing! From getting my hair and makeup done with Diana to location and posing suggestions and guidance from Gina, it was all more than I expected. D'Ona picked the perfect color pallet for my makeup and it was amazing. I wanted a more natural look and she delivered exactly what I asked for. My hair came out so cute that I plan on wearing it the way she did it; if I could have her do my hair and makeup everyday I would!"
"I loved how creative and open-minded Gina was in looking for unique spots to shoot at and for taking my vision into consideration of how I wanted my photos to look. She came up with ideas that I didn't have, which resulted in exactly what I wanted out of my shoot. I really liked the opportunity to have shots taken in her studio as well as outside. It gave me a lot of different photo options to choose from. Gina also made me feel comfortable and confident during my shoot. I don't like my photo taken at all, but she is so down to earth and friendly, it was like a friend or family member taking my photo. The cost for the shoot, including hair and makeup, is beyond reasonable. I would highly recommend Gina Lantz Photography to anyone looking for family portraits, head shots, branding photos, etc. Great quality and exceptional professionalism."
Thank you for the kind words, Tamara. It was my pleasure to photograph you.