Project Coffee Shop: let's be casual

HOUNDSTOOTH I : Dakota

Doing a portrait session at a coffee house is not an original idea. In fact, it's pretty uncreative.

But why is that a problem? I like coffee shops. I like how comfortable they are. I like how it's neutral territory; it's where people work, where people study, where people meet and catch up, where first dates are had. It's awesomely casual and pretty darn comfortable for everyone. 

Just because it's been done before doesn't mean that you can't do it in your style and produce awesome photos. I'll go as far as to say this controversial statement: there's nothing wrong with copying someone's idea. In fact, one of the best ways to set up a shoot is to find inspiration through photographers that you admire and put your own spin on their ideas. 

Another thing I love about this photo shoot with Dakota is that it literally took 30 minutes. Seriously. Look how many fabulous photos were created in such a short time! ***Not every shoot has to last hours*** Don't let anyone fool you by saying that you need hours to shoot. You don't*.

*Unless you have a ton of costume changes and as long as the photographer knows what they're doing.

That's why I recommend mini sessions for those clients looking for new head shots, social media photos and whatever else; they're cheap and quick and stress free.

If you'd like to work with or hire Dakota (still can't get over that hair or those freckles!) please message her through Facebook @ www.facebook.com/dakotaconner.model