Almost every time I do a commercial portrait shoot, the best, most honest photos I come away with show up at the very end when the subject is relieved that the "official" parts are over and they let down their guard, relax and maybe even have some fun in the studio.

This is a character/personality portrait of an event promoter who was in my studio for pretty serious photos for promotion purposes. We made those "paid" images together, of course. I'm a professional and always come through for my clients. But then once I told Chris that the serious parts of the shoot were over, his real, fun-loving personality showed up.

There is was!

Chris is a really fun guy who loves to laugh and make others laugh. He's a kind and generous soul who is professional in every way, but doesn't take himself too seriously. I think this photo captures that.

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