From Stranger to Client

Back in December (2013), I was at Klyde Warren Park, looking to take some stranger portraits with the huge Christmas Tree in the background. I saw two ladies taking each other's picture in front of the tree and I offered to take a picture of both of them, they said sure.  One of the ladies handed me her camera and I took a few shots for them. I told them I was out taking stranger portraits and would they mind if I take a shot of them with my camera as well, they kindly agreed. I told them if they wanted a copy of the picture I would send it to them and I gave them one of my business cards. 

Nu (right) and friend at Klyde Warren Park

Nu (right) and friend at Klyde Warren Park

A few weeks later I got an email from Nu, requesting a copy of the picture. She also stated she was in real estate and would need a head shot very soon. I sent her the picture taken at Klyde Warren and offered to take her head shot whenever she was ready. In February, Nu contacted me regarding the head shot and we setup an appointment. 

After the shoot, Nu told me this was her first photo shoot and she said something that really blessed me. She said I made her feel very comfortable. That was very encouraging to hear. That's the goal of any photographer, because once you become comfortable in front of the camera, the images become authentic. This is the second time, I've taken a strangers portrait, that later turned into a client. It was a great experience and we had an awesome time at the studio. Below are some of the images from Nu's very first photo shoot.