As many know, I often work hand-in-hand with my counterpart, Erin Brennan of Brennan Brand. Typically, one of us has a client that ends up needing both of our services. In this case, Bart Hatler is a therapist who hired Erin to renovate his website and they needed images that conveyed what it is like to work with him.
Therapy is so deeply personal and we wanted to make sure his images were authentic while putting anyone visiting his website at ease that they can trust Bart's expertise to help them along their journey.
As with most photoshoots, we needed to set the scene first. For website imagery, I like to have clean, clean, clean spaces where I can shoot with negative space so the final images will have as much flexibility as possible for my clients. We rented a Breather in San Francisco and Bart recruited five people to model for us. The thing I love about Breather spaces is they often don't need much stylizing to personalize the space. They maintain a super clean design that allows us to use it as a canvas for whatever the photoshoot needs. Bart brought a stack of books that are relevant to his field, a chair, a table and voila - we had a beautiful space that we could transform into at least two "sets" for our shoot.
Below are some of my favorites from the shoot and I'll be sure to update the blog once I have before/afters of the website!