Professional Head Shots for Children Orange County
Irvine | Orange County | Children’s Head Shot Photographer
Kevin, Golden’s dad is an amazing singer. He also teaches music at TVT and is adored by his students. Kevin and I met recently at a Bar Mitzvah that I was commissioned to photographed at the JCC. Kevin and his band tore it up. If you are looking for an amazing band, with sax, drummer, guitarists, lead and bass and some killer vocals. Give me a shout out and I’ll connect you with Kevin and his posee.
It took Kevin and I a while to connect for Golden’s head shots. I’ve just been so busy at my studio lately. Golden is a really handsome kid with a very cool name. I mean really. The kid has got it made. I mean his future is…well…Golden!
The camera loves Golden and he loves the camera right back. At 9 years old I’d say the world is his oyster.
Two Essential Ingredients to a Successful Children’s Head Shot Session
There are two things in my mind that make or break a children’s modeling head shot. #1. The lighting. #2. The posing. For lighting I used a 4x6ft Larson softbox camera right and a white fill card camera left. For posing I just gave Golden allot of direction. There is
no way, well typically no way that a 9 year old will know how to hold his posture and pose and articulate the slight angle of his head naturally, so that he looks his best. Its also really important that Golden felt relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. I tend to talk allot and joke allot with my clients when photographing them. This puts my subject at ease and takes his mind off being photographed. It diffuses any tension too, of being the center of attention. Not everyone is comfortable with being the center of attention for 20-30 minutes. Notice the great “catch light” in Golden’s eyes. That’s no accident. Its a function of soft box placement and the positioning of the head relative to the softbox. All subtle but key elements of a successful and relaxed children’s head shot, which capture’s Golden at his best and shows off the essence of his personality. Kudos to Golden, nicely done my man!
p.s. BTW, Golden showed Justin Bieber how to style his hair.
Marc Weisberg is an award wining photographer based in Irvine, California specializing in Luxury Architecture & Real Estate Photography, Weddings & Family Photography and Commercial Photography. He’s fun to work with and produces beautiful, timeless, emotive images. Marc’s wedding and commercial photography is published in over a dozen books. You can contact Marc by phone at 800.943.0414…. or email.