I had the pleasure to shot portraits for my wonderful & lovely friend, Stephanie Hall for her updated web site, http://stephaniethall.com. Stephanie over the years has built a raw foods coaching business by giving classes at our local Whole Foods grocery store and one-on-one consultation. I love collaborating with people on marketing their business.
At the time of this session, it was early spring and the local farmers markets were just beginning to get buzzing. So I suggested that we shoot around the quaint character of shops around Vienna, VA. With the help of another budding photographer and friend, Queen Vo, we began our on location portraits at Whole Foods in Vienna which had a lovely mural. Stephanie's outfit complimented the colors of the mural perfectly. If you ever get to meet her, you will love her adorable laugh and gorgeous smile!
I love the challenge of scoping out a location for photo spots and this location had plenty to work with, even along the W&O trail.
Nestled next to the store was a little garden spot with a bench and these huge elephant ear plant which are one of my favorite leaves to shoot. I love the lines and texture of them, and Stephanie mysteriously peeping over them!
The next spot was the actual farmer's market. Hoping to get a few images for her newsletters and blogs we took a few candids of her selecting veggies or fruits that she would typically recommend her students or for her recipes. It's amazing you can even hire as a personal chef and try out her own homegrown cooking! The colors and varieties of produce almost distracted me from the purpose of shoot.
Many best wishes to Stephanie on her growing endeavors of helping others in a new year of health and wellness!