Editorial Portraits (2021 Recap)


I really enjoy working with publications and getting to meet and photograph so many interesting people. In 2021, I had the opportunity to capture around 30 different editorial portraits for Virginia Business Magazine, based in Richmond. Many times, I only get about 15-30 minutes with each subject and that time must include location scouting, equipment set up and capture. So, thinking on my feet is a must! I never know what the environment of the location will be like until I arrive and sometimes finding a time that works for my subject's schedule means shooting at (not ideal) high noon outdoors! However, I love the challenge that shooting these quick on-location portraits brings and getting to hear a little bit of each person's story along the way.


Here are a few of the portraits I captured around Virginia in 2021:


Portrait of Byron Boston, CEO of Dynex Capital
Byron Boston, CEO of Dynex Capital was photographed for Virginia Business's cover story about Black business leaders in Virginia.

Portrait of Angelic Jenkins, owner of Angelic’s Kitchen in Charlottesville, VA
Angelic Jenkins, owner of Angelic’s Kitchen in Charlottesville, VA.

Portrait of George Hodson, CEO of Veritas Vineyard
George Hodson, CEO of Veritas Vineyard photographed for a story about how, despite the pandemic, he opened up a popup restaurant at the vineyard.

Portrait of Charis Jones, owner of Sassy Jones
Charis Jones, owner of Sassy Jones, a Richmond, VA based women's boutique was photographed for Virginia Business's cover story about Black business leaders and entrepreneurs in Virginia.


Portrait of Delegate Todd Gilbert at the Virginia State Capitol
Delegate Todd Gilbert, photographed by the Virginia State Capitol.

Portrait of Alexandra Cunningham, a partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth law firm
Alexandra Cunningham, a partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth law firm was photographed for Virginia Business's law feature.

Portrait of Andrea Saathoff, owner of Ace Auto Center Express in Charlottesville
Andrea Saathoff, a Charlottesville based small business owner (Ace Auto Center Express) who pivoted and expanded into other services during the pandemic.

Ashley Apple, a family nurse practitioner at KidMed in Richmond, VA
Ashley Apple, a family nurse practitioner at KidMed in Richmond, VA and commissioner on government relations for the Virginia Nurses Association. Ashley spoke in the story about feeling troubled as she hears from colleagues choosing to leave their hospital jobs because of the stress of the pandemic.


Portrait of Professor Jayaraman Vijayakumar, VCU School of Business professor
Professor Jayaraman Vijayakumar, VCU School of Business, photographed for a feature on specialty master’s programs.

Portrait of Elliott Robinson, news director at VPM (Virginia Public Media) in the television studio
Elliott Robinson, news director at VPM (Virginia Public Media), photographed in VPM's studio for Virginia Business's annual “100 People to Meet in 2021” feature.

Portraits of George C. Howell III and Doug Granger of Hunton Andrews Kurth law firm
George C. Howell III and Doug Granger photographed for Hunton Andrews Kurth law firm's 120th anniversary.

Portrait of A.E. Dick Howard in his living room in Charlottesville, VA
A.E. Dick Howard directed the commission to update the Virginia Constitution in 1971.

Portrait of Rich Meagher, Randolph-Macon College Associate Professor of Political Science on campus
Rich Meagher, Randolph-Macon College Associate Professor of Political Science, photographed for a Virginia Business cover story on the General Assembly.

Portraits of Eli Perkins, a UVA Nursing School student, photographed at The Carillon
Eli Perkins, UVA Nursing School student.

Portrait of John Larson, Director of Public Policy and Economic Development at Dominion Energy, photographed at Kanawha Plaza in front of the new Dominion building.
John Larson, Director of Public Policy and Economic Development at Dominion Energy, photographed in front of Dominion's brand new office building in Richmond for Virginia Business's "100 People To Meet in 2022" feature.

Portrait of David Lapinski, UVA’s Director of Employer Relations and Experiential Education, photographed in front of the Rotunda on UVA's campus
David Lapinski, UVA’s Director of Employer Relations and Experiential Education. David was photographed for a college profile of UVA.

Portrait of Natalie Moore, owner of Ruff Canine Club and Bar in Richmond's Scott's Addition
Natalie Moore, owner of Ruff Canine Club and Bar in Richmond's Scotts Addition neighborhood. Natalie was photographed for a community profile story that focuses on Scott's Addition.

 


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