Working with Jill to create beautiful professional headshots in Oakland was such a blast. After chatting, we decided on Lake Merritt as a great location for portraits. I loved that Jill had such a connection to this part of the city and was excited to create images that showcased her best in a place that she loves.
I arrived early to scout out locations and was excited to start with simple greenery. The light was really lighting up the trees and I was so excited by the way this worked with Jill’s beautiful red brown hair.
Powerful, but also kind and approachable. As she is! :)
These, taken in a nook off to the side that I loved make me so happy. So beautiful!
This window was so rad and I love the way it brings out the color in Jill’s eyes.
This white brick is a great, simple, and clean background.
And this greenery, further around the lake, is perfect with the sun lighting up the background and Jill’s hair.
Aren’t these great?
I love this one in black and white.
A few seated ones to provide some great simple headshots.
This one might be my favorite.
Jill specifically wanted some with the new bridge in the background. I love how these turned out.
But the eucalyptus also provided a beautiful backdrop, especially with such a big old tree!
Jill, thank you so much for inviting me along to document you for your headshots. I am so glad I got to be a part of your new career and new direction and I can’t wait to see where your big plans (and your headshots! haha) take you. :)