I get hired to make portraits on a regular basis. Portraits are one of my favorite specialties and I always enjoy photographing interesting people. Regardless of whether I'm photographing my kids, a CEO, an ordinary person on the street, a musician or a doctor in a hospital, learning about different people makes me a better artist.
I was recently hired by Virginia Heart Cardiovascular Group to photograph some of their doctors in various settings at their offices in Northern Virginia. Over the course of 2 days, we photographed 10 doctors as well as nurses and staff. The images will be used in a new website design and in marketing materials that will be distributed throughout the region.
One of my favorite things about photographing doctors is getting to learn about what they do on a daily basis. Having the opportunity to learn a little bit about cardiovascular disease, treatments, and surgeries is fascinating stuff. Most of it is over my head, but getting to hear these men and women talk about the heart and the human body is incredibly inspiring.
I've been lucky enough to photograph cardiac ablation procedures as well as pacemaker installations. It's with this great respect that I approach each portrait because I want confidence, dedication, positive energy and approachability to radiate from each of these professionals.
Here are a few of my favorite portraits from the shoot.