patti is a freelance writer who found sharpfocus photography through google. she was looking for some professional headshots for her author bio as a freelance writer. she also needed some dressier style portraits for personal use. so we went from business casual style to dressy evening look.
she had requested makeup, so I contacted a makeup artist whose work I like but she wasn’t available and instead recommended a friend. the client arrived on time. it was a late evening shoot. we were waiting for the artist to arrive but soon learned that she was experiencing mechanical problems. as a photographer, the last thing that you want to experience is having a client present and live in fear of an associate not showing up or vice versa.
as the clock was ticking, I was trying to keep my cool. evening shoots are no fun, especially if the client is female and didn’t have a companion. all the while I was trying to keep the conversation going. not only that gives you enough information about the client, her background, profession, expectations from the shoot, and things like that… at long last, the makeup artist showed up and I eased them to a corner where I had a desk set. then wait. that’s what you do when you’re a photographer. wait. then wait…
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