Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kevin's Sneak Peek

Although, I'm not sure sneak peek is really appropriate since he's already seen all of the photos, but I figured I may as well stick with tradition.

On Sunday, I twisted Kevin's arm into allowing me to take some photos of him. It was the first time that I've taken any portraits (except for my own) since we moved!  It felt good to be behind the camera, but my brain felt a little slow to wrap itself around the idea that it was supposed to be acting creative and scoping out good shoot locations.  Luckily my husband was a good sport, and just stood there patiently as my sluggish brain tried to kick into gear and remember it's job.

Kevin has had the same photo as his Facebook profile pic for almost a year.  It is a photo I took of him last Spring when we were visiting Phoenix, trying to decide if we wanted to move here.  It is one of those candid "caught off guard photos" where I sort of called his name and fired off a few shots as soon as he turned.  I'm not denying that it's a good photo of him; I'm just getting sick of seeing it.  So, being the evil plotting wife that I am, I decided that maybe I could convince him it was time for a change if I took a new photo of him that he liked.  Since he's wearing his sunglasses in his current profile photo, I thought maybe I'd have better luck convincing him to choose a new one if I gave him lots of options with him wearing his sunglasses.  So, for most of the photo session, I had him wear them.

I always have an easier time selecting and editing photos of Kevin, compared to anyone else I photograph. I suppose because I spend so much time with him and his face is so familiar to me, it is easy for me to pick out the photos where he looks like himself.  I've narrowed it down to these 5 favorites from the photo session to share:





This one is by far my fav!...


As always, thanks for stopping by!  If you'd like to put your vote in for which photo should be his new profile pictures, feel free to leave a comment telling him which one you like best.

Michele Whitacre is a portrait photographer serving Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area. Visit Michele's website at michelewhitacrephotography.com. Become a fan of Michele's work on Facebook. Follow Michele's updates on Twitter.

8 comments:

June said...

I couldn't seem to load his pictures but I like the one I saw on FB. Thinking I might need a new profile picture too. Available in April?

Sir Wevo said...

I like all of the pictures, and I agree - the last one is my favorite as well! Thanks for the photo shoot. As you said, my profile picture was getting to be a little dated.

sprinkles said...

I like the last 2 best.

MicheleWhitacre said...

Thanks, Sprinkles. He opted for the last one. :)

MicheleWhitacre said...

Of course! You know where to find me! :)

Michael Mckee said...

Hi Michele. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I agree with your choice of photos. The last is the only one that shows Kevin's eyes. My second choice is the first photo. In the second and third the sunglasses dominate the images.

MicheleWhitacre said...

Michael, Thanks for returning the visit and for your comments! My second choice is the top photo as well, but I tend to gravitate toward black and white as a general rule no matter what.

MicheleWhitacre said...

Michael, Thanks for returning the visit and for your comments! My second choice is the top photo as well, but I tend to gravitate toward black and white as a general rule no matter what.

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