Portrait of a Beauty

And so it begins, my exploration of the world of portrait photography.

Ashley was my first victim, which really feels like cheating given how hard it is to take a bad photo of the woman, but she needed a new headshot for her work and offered herself up as a subject. I've definitely got some camera shake to figure out, and I still have a lot of learning to do when it comes to post-editing, but it was fun to snap a few of this beautiful babe at a pretzel party on Lake Merritt on Easter Sunday.

Thanks to Mike and Molly for a delightful lunch and to Ashley for some Nicaragua trip processing and photography posing.

Now, if only I'd closed that door behind her head. Room for growth on the staging front too, I suppose.