Make lemonade. Or call Jodi Seery.
My life coach has a magical gift for seeing the bright side of everything. The lesson to be learned, the opportunity to grow, the need to let go, the possibilities that lie in change. She listens and really hears me...my words, my thoughts, my fears and helps me realize what I am saying.
I have worked with Jodi Seery on various things and levels over the past two years and am so grateful to have her in my life. When she asked for some fresh head shots for her gorgeous new web page I was eager to help and try and capture the spirit and light within her.
This fun shot of her on the swing in her yard turned out to be my favourite and I was thrilled to see she used it on her homepage of Jodi Seery.com. It shows her warmth and gentle nature but also her sense of playfulness and creativity in her colourful bling. Her sassy black dress is so perfect to portray how she embraces being a woman and lives lusciously. What else could you ask for in a Life & Love coach?
We did all the typical head shot sort of poses but she was open to a bit of playtime and I took the liberties of doing some more creative types of shots to use in her ebooks etc. Lemons are so aesthetically pleasing on their own but I envisioned them sharp and dominant with a soft vision of Jodi and her soothing smile behind. Love how this shot came together.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade is a tried and true bit of advice and Jodi was clever enough to pack a few lemons in her bag for us to use as props.
Sassy enough to pull off beautiful shoes like these...
Just when I thought I was done this post and ready for bed another image caught my eye and I couldn't resist sharing. Every woman deserves to have a lovely photo of themself. I have taken so many classes on posing and working with women to capture their essence... I was thrilled when Jodi agreed to sit on the grass and let me teeter over her on a rickety old chair to get this shot, I think it was well worth it. The chair was cracked and rocking on the grass and I was shooting with a small prime lens and very close....this shot could have ended with the dreaded splitting sound of wood and me falling right on Jodi but luckily we survived. Photography is dangerous business.
And yes, I did another post process look all together! This is how I work in the wee hours.
Tomorrow I will take a fresh look and giggle at my randomness. Then I will likely see what look is strongest and go back and rework everything to match the images we already used for the webpage. Lucky for me Jodi knows this is me...curious, scatterbrained and not the most efficient gal on the block, and will respect the process and this jumble of images of her.