Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Recipe for a Good DC Corporate Portrait by Photographer Tracey Attlee

Lisa M. Hughes, Esq. portrait by Tracey Attlee
This week in the life of Attlee Photography our favorite DC corporate portrait session was with attorney Lisa Hughes of Yates, Campbell & Hoeg of Fairfax, VA. A fresh portrait of Ms. Hughes was in order so her publicist Hope Gibbs would have new material to support a series of articles about estate planning Ms. Hughes is writing that she later plans to develop into a book.

Ms. Hughes was ready and waiting when we arrived at her firm and also had a conference room reserved and waiting for us.  Of great help was her attention to props.  She brought a variety of necklaces and earrings so we could pair up the best combination to go with the necklines of her blouse and suit.

Once we got wardrobe settled we began to work with our lighting to bring out the best in Ms. Hughes' features.  We shoot with our camera tethered to a laptop. Ms. Hughes could instantly see how she looked and the effects our multiple light setup were having on her portrait.  This is what a good DC corporate portrait session is like with Attlee Photography; the subject sees results immediately and then it becomes a great collaboration between subject and photographer.  We work together until we are satisfied the portrait is at its best.

The next step after helping the client choose their favorite image is post production.  Tracey Attlee individually hand retouches her digital photographs to be sure everyone looks their best.

Producing good DC corporate photographs and continuing her reputation as a good DC corporate photographer is what Tracey Attlee of Attlee Photography lives by.  This former White House photographer knows, after 25 years behind the lens, how to analyze faces and figures and light for most attractive results.  "That's why I hired you to photograph my portrait," says Ms. Hughes, "Thank you. I really like it."

Former White House photographer Tracey Attlee of Alexandria, VA produces DC corporate photographs for clients ranging from small businesses to VA and DC law firms to Fortune 500 companies.  For a complete list of her clients and a look at other recent portraits by Attlee Photography please visit