The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers is a union in the United States and Canada . They work on an apprenticeship system of training through a new generation of practitioners with on the job training accompanied by classroom work and reading taught by instructors who must be certified. These industrial photographic images are from the 35th Annual Ironworkers Instructor Training Program in Ann Arbor Michigan. Each year the they work to improve and strengthen what is already considered to be the best Instructor training Program in the industry.
I had a fantastic afternoon photographing Alyssa Herman. She is the daughter of Scott and Carolyn Herman who are two prominent music educators in Maryland. I have had the joy of photographing Alyssa her entire life, having witnessed her transformation from being a beautiful baby to the stunning young women she is today. Alyssa is a wonderfully articulate and mature young lady with many talents. Just a few years ago she came over to do a ballet shoot. Now as a rising junior at Thomas Wootton High School, Alyssa is contemplating a career in the performing arts as a singer or actress. Alyssa is a member of the Wootton band program and is very active in the Wootton Theater Department. She is also a member of the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras and was selected to play in the the Maryland All-State Band.
Vanessa and Jason were married at the White House venue on Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina. Vanessa is my niece and I remember the days when she was very little and climbed a step later to look through my camera while it was mounted on a tripod. As it turns out she married a very talented and gifted Fine Art photographer, Jason Baxley. My friend Rick McKee, owner of Charleston Photographer helped me photograph this wonderful wedding.
Your headshot is your calling card
Spend the money. It’s worth it. Go to a professional, who is trained, understands lighting, and takes headshots for a living, not some friend who happens to have a decent camera who “sorta knows a little about photography.” Save those pictures for Instagram, and leave the headshots to the pros. Professional headshots range from $400-$1200, and to get them properly duplicated (not at Walgreens) will cost you another $100 or more. Anything less is just a glorified passport photo. If the headshots look cheap, they probably are. And you look like you don’t care about your career. When that headshot appears on a casting director’s computer, you want them to say, “Yes, bring that person in!
Client Annie Lobel with Ulysses her friendly and lovable Bernese Mountain Dog.
A photoshoot in Cary, NC with Amanda and Izzy.