Executive Portraits

Recent Executive Portraits | Arkansas Portrait Photographer

I was recently contacted by the senior designer for e.Republic | Smart Media for Public Sector Innovation for a photo shoot for the annual Heath and Human Services special report. It is a research report from the Governing Institute and Center for Digital Government.

This year they featured Arkansas own Dr. William Golden, Medical Director for Arkansas Medicaid.

Health and Human Services Special Report 2015

I photographed Dr. Golden at the Arkansas Department of Human Services building in downtown Little Rock. My client e-mailed me a few PDFs of what they used in past issues so I wanted to keep with a consistent look. Many of the sample she sent me were pretty conservative.

After looking around the DHS building, I opted for three locations. I took a chance and used DHS' bright orange stairwell. You don't see things like this too often in a state-run building. I also asked Dr. Golden to wear favorite suit and bring a clean and pressed lab coat.

This is the feedback I received from my client,

"I love the orange! It's not something that you are used to seeing and I think it is a nice change. I also love that you had Dr. Golden wear different clothes."

Below is the original photo, plus the "safe" option they used in their table of contents. I thought for sure they'd use the literal shot, but I am so glad they opted for something different.

Recent Executive Portraits | Gretchen Hall | Arkansas Portrait Photographer

I recently photographed Gretchen Hall, the president and CEO of the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau for a story on the upcoming demolition and replacement of the Broadway Street Bridge.

 Gretchen Hall, the president and CEO of the LRCVB

Recent Executive Portrait | George Makris | Arkansas Portrait Photographer

One of my recent photo shoot with Arkansas Business took me high above downtown Little Rock. My subject was George Makris, chairman and CEO of Simmons First National Corporation. The photos were for an Arkansas Business profile on Makris and Simmons recent and explosive growth in the banking world.

George Makris, chairman and CEO of Simmons First National Corp.

George Makris, chairman and CEO of Simmons First National Corp.

I had several other angles of Mr. Makris showing the skyline of downtown Little Rock, but it was a very hot, humid and extremely hazy July afternoon so the city looked quite ugly. So I revamped my angles to find something very powerful and dynamic.