Natural light from window and relaxed pose helps you look more personal.
Personality in portraits by Ryuji Suzuki, Boston photographer

Natural Light Portraits

Portraits that bring a youthful, relaxed and approachable look, for people who need extra oxygen. Available during daylight hours only.

Casual portrait with more relaxed expression is a great addition to a traditional corporate headshot or a professional headshot, especially when you have a wider audience. More personal and engaging expression is less about power and more about authenticity, appropriate for relationship-based businesses, personal branding, nonprofit boards, or technology startups.

Natural light tends to create softer lighting effects, a younger look, and less of a professional “studio look.” (Translation: fewer wrinkles, brighter skin tone.) This effect may partially reduce the need to retouch, although it remains a potentially useful option. However, a small caveat is that the effects vary depending on the weather and time of day, so please be sure to request natural light portrait during a telephone consultation.

The natural light portrait can be made with a brick wall, vintage door or a plain backdrop, and is also suitable for people who don’t like popping flash lights or a big camera. It is best done mid-day to early afternoon, but it is all done indoors and unaffected by the weather.

NEW Natural light portraits can be shot against a light, off-white backdrop for more clean-cut “professional” look while taking advantage of soft look from the natural light. See examples in the sample work gallery.

This option can be used as a part of corporate headshots, actor headshots dating profile portraits or publicity headshots at no extra cost (it is simply counted as an additional look). Please request this option at the time of filling out the “headshot inquiry form” or online dating profile inquiry form.

Sample Work Gallery

Click on the first thumbnail below to start a full-screen gallery. Use left/right arrow keys to navigate or swipe on iPad screen. To return, click on the (x) button in the lower left corner, or hit an ESC key.