I shoot a range of genres. But my primary love is portrait photography. Without a doubt, a portrait photographer has one of the most intriguing jobs in the world. I find the whole process utterly human and it invigorates me.
During a portrait session, I get the chance to connect with another person in a way that is intensely personal. My clients and I get to experience a certain amount of vulnerability together. With keen awareness, I am allowed to observe different aspects of my clients and am always grateful for being permitted to capture those fluctuations of spirit. Portrait sessions are both empowering and cathartic for clients and photographers alike. There's nothing else like it. Because of this, I am always am excited when I receive an inquiry from anyone who wants or needs images of themselves.
A recent request came from Sui. She wrote:
Hi Andy! My name is Sui, and I’m currently living in Tokyo. I recently joined a model agency and they need some pictures of me to help me get bookings. I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to get some professional photos taken. I enjoyed browsing your website and looking at your portraits. I would appreciate a photography quote and to learn about your upcoming availability for a portrait session.
Even though I didn't yet know Sui, I was proud of her for taking the steps necessary to follow her dreams of becoming a model in Japan. I quickly responded and asked Sui some probing questions. I wanted to understand her larger ambitions so that I could help her create the images that would help navigate her to her ultimate goals. I wanted to know more about her personality and what type of images would connect who she is at the core to her professional aspirations.
After learning a bit more about Sui and how I could best help her, we moved forward and scheduled a portfolio building session.
Are you considering a leap into the modeling world in Tokyo or anywhere else in Japan? If so, I would be delighted to discuss a custom portfolio building session with you. Reach out today to learn more about my portrait offerings or to directly book your session date.