Business professionals need headshots taken of them for various reasons. In Ledio Cakaj’s case, our session was planned for his exciting upcoming publishing venture. (More on that to come. Keep reading.)
How we met
I originally met Ledio through my son’s school. Ledio is the father of one of his classmates, and is also the coach for their soccer team. So our families have gotten to know each other well over the years. At the end of the school year this past year, and just as summer began, we hosted a party at our house for the soccer team and their families. While the Cakaj’s were over, I spied Maria, Ledio’s wife, trying to capture a cellphone photo of Ledio. They half-jokingly admitted it was for his new book, When the Walking Defeats You.
We all laughed, but I’ll be the first to admit, I had to tease them a little. I said, “Guys! Come on, you need a professional portrait for this. Publishing a book is huge! Let me know if you would like my help.” I was thrilled when Ledio got in touch with me a few weeks later to book a session this past August. It’s so important to be represented with a polished, professional image for the publication of something this important.
The day of the session was fairly hot, but luckily we got through it quickly since he was in more formal attire. We took a few headshots with and without his suit jacket; and some with and without his tie. In the end, we decided the jacket gave the most distinguished appearance appropriate for Ledio’s needs. What do you think? Which photo is your favorite?
Not only will these professional headshots be used for his book jacket, but also for his author website. I think everyone will agree they turned out better than a cellphone photo, even if smartphone photography has come a long way. 😉
About the Author:
Julie Kubal is a child and family portrait artist and photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice!