....however, we persevered!
Some of you may have been reading this blog since way back when. Can you believe that it's now almost time for Colin to graduate college? He needs headshots for his NYC showcase, and to get him going until he finds an agent who might want them done differently.
We had been planning to do them for months, and they were planned for the day after he got home for break last month since he had oral surgery scheduled for a few days after that.
Unfortunately, the morning after he got home he woke up with an eye infection! Which by the way he is still dealing with after 3 doctor visits and almost 4 weeks later (boo hiss).
So, they got postponed until he was able to pop his contacts in for an hour or so and not have major issues. He didn't want them done with his glasses on.
Of course, during that 12 day period of not being able to take his headshots the weather was dry, and really quite nice for outdoor shots (which he prefers).
Two days before he left to go back to Michigan it was "do or die." And raining. Sometimes heavily, sometimes off and on. GRRRRRR. We tried going out to Pioneer Square, the oldest area of Seattle with lovely old buildings....but the rain was just too much, so back to the house we went.
Colin was clear that he didn't want studio lighting, so we took these in the garage with natural light.
Now, I know that sounds like a lot of "qualifying" but honestly. I just want to remember what a fiasco this was.
To top everything off, as a result of the surgery, he had large greenish yellow bruises below each cheek, and also stitches in his gums which we were visible when he smiled. I had to edit both out, and removing the color of those bruises without turning the cheeks white was quit a task!
So anyhow, I don't know which he'll choose, the faculty will help him with it. He will likely end up with 4 to use depending in what he's going in for. A "legit" (non-smiling) with facial hair, a "commercial" (smiling) with facial hair....as well as one of each without facial hair. Below are my favorites. I've got some fun out-takes too which I'll post (much to Colin's chagrin) another day :)
And it stopped raining long enough for me to shoot a couple of 3/4 shots for me. That smile is infectious!