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Graceful Parent Janet | Lafayette Headshot Photography

Janet came to me looking to do personal branding headshots with water as her main background. Colorado may be landlocked but there are a few bodies of water in the area. When we were looking for a water location for Lafayette headshot photography, I found Waneka Lake. It had the water that Janet connected so strongly with and an adorable beach house, which offered her a nice place to change outfits. Plus, this photo shoot location doesn’t require any permit, which is so hard to find in the area. I knew it would be the perfect location when I got out of my car. I couldn’t even see the lake yet, but I could smell it! Growing up, I spent my summers in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan so the lake smell felt so familiar to me. I haven’t found anywhere else in Colorado that gave me the same feeling.

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Janet runs The Graceful Parent, a website for parents of children with mental health, developmental, and learning disabilities. through her own experience, she helps parents and grandparents develop coping mechanisms to deal with the unique issues they face on a day to day basis. Her strong intuitive abilities and passion for her mission make her an excellent teacher in her community.

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For her personal branding portraits, we wanted to convey a sense of calm and contentedness. The calm, still water was one component of that and she has a naturally gentle face, which made my job easy! Together, we chose outfits that complemented her branding colors, so that the photos wouldn’t look out of place on her website or promotional materials. Throughout the session, I made sure to pose and photograph her in a way that felt very approachable. We even played around in the water for a some of the shots!

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Looking for a relaxed, fun headshot experience, with a lot of character? Contact me at jamie@jamiekraus.com.

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