Seaport District, Boston Headshot Photos: Doris

A young executive at an emerging Boston startup, she's making connections inside and outside of the office. A great headshot can help do both, but her profile pictures weren't the first impressions she knew they could be. They sure didn't capture the dynamic personality and infectious enthusiasm her friends and colleagues knew.

Meet Doris. Businesswoman. World traveler (incidentally, she had just returned from a yoga retreat in Mexico and was preparing for a last-minute trip to Norway the week after our session!). 

On a brisk Friday evening, we headed out into Boston's Seaport District for a portrait session as the professional crowd filed out of the neighborhood's historic factories-turned-office buildings to start their weekends.

The Seaport is an amalgum of old and new, and we explored its alleys and facades to find a no shortage of interesting environments. Doris was so natural in front of the camera, even as passers-by stopped to watch us work. Her positive attitude and humor really shines through.

Enjoying the experience is key to any successful shoot and it shows in the photographs. More than once we lost a shot because we were both laughing (however, sometimes it's a keeper).

The narrow roads made getting some shots a challenge but we did it - even if that meant backing up into the street with Doris as my lookout (we had some close calls!). 

Cool. Confident. Affable. I think we got it.

The boardwalk in front of the Children's Museum - normally bustling with a sea of excited children - was quiet and a perfect spot for our final photograph.