PortraitHER Session: Suzanne // DC Professional Headshots

I arrived at the studio 20 minutes before our session, and there was Suzanne, dressed in a beautiful linen blazer with navy trim and a navy dress. Even her shoes were a beautiful woven navy and khaki color with gold details. A perfect look for a woman who works on Capitol Hill for West Virginia University's Government Relations team. Since she didn't live in West Virginia, it was challenging to get to campus to get her headshot taken for the staff web page by the university's photographer. So she reached out to me, and I sought to take photos that would fit well with the rest of the staff images that used a dark gray background and even lighting on the face. When I asked her about her personality, she described herself as warm and friendly, so we also took a few shots that she could use for her speaking engagements and such.

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I thought that Shala’s website was very inviting. Once I made initial contact, I was very impressed by her immediate follow up to schedule an appointment and use of technology to pinpoint my needs. I felt very comfortable working with Shala and appreciated her interest in finding out more about my work needs and personality to come up with the best shots possible.
— Suzanne Bentzel
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I felt very optimistic that the photos would be great and was glad to know that there were options to buy additional pictures beyond the two headshots. My first reaction was, ‘Wow - she made me look good!’ I was very impressed with everything about Shala, and would highly recommend her to my current and former Capitol Hill colleagues!
— Suzanne Bentzel
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