Portrait / Modeling / Acting & Corporate Head Shots by Dharmesh Bhakta
Maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle is the best approach to keeping one’s body in great shape (bodybuilding). You’ve done the work, logging in hours at the gym (body goals), worked through your training plan, prepped & ate the healthiest meals. Now that you look like a fitness model, feel amazing, it’s time to take some photos! Let me capture the healthiest, happiest, sexiest version of yourself.
I will start by talking to you about who you are, what are your goals, and why you want to do this photo shoot. We discuss the looks, poses, locations (outdoors or in my studio), hair/make-up/wardrobe, the works for you. Then we will work up a shot list, I recommend a Pinterest board to share with me or sharing photos that inspire you on Instagram. We talk many times before the shoot to ensure, you have everything you will need to feel confident, and ready for the shoot.
Before Your Shoot
Regardless of how you see yourself, I can help you tell your story and express your style. I provide advice on where to shop, what to wear, hair & make-up. I want this to be all about you & everything you want it to be.
During our initial consultation, we’ll discuss all the different options available to you. We will have a conversation to get a sense of who you are and what you want. The more we learn about each other the more comfortable and easier the shoot will be. It is very important I understand who you are, your personality and your desires (and insecurities) from the get go. I offer several different photography styles, from a magazine layout look to a much more modest style. Whatever style you choose, it will be an expression of you.
After getting to know each other, we’ll schedule The Shoot. We can also book additional appointments for styling extras.
During Your Shoot
Because I book way in advance and keep the number of shoots I to a select few, you know that you’ll get 100% of my attention, energy and focus.
By now you should have received all resources and tips from me to prepare for the shoot! You must have a good night sleep, so you can arrive feeling fresh and relaxed! Please feel free to bring a friend or family member you will feel comfortable with.
Once on set, you will have full control over the shoot. I will make suggestions as we go and we can shoot to your level of expression. During the shoot your privacy is always respected, unless you’ve requested otherwise. I cannot stress this enough: Be yourself! I will direct the story, but you have to tell it.
After Your Shoot
I complete all digital retouching in house to ensure it is done carefully and shot by shot. You will be kept informed and given the opportunity to view the edits before finalized.
This process can take up to 2 -4 weeks to complete, but the quality of work is absolutely worth the wait.