Headshots at Prescott Farm: Kara Malkovich

Have you thought about what makes a headshot successful? Guess what? As important as it is to have fabulous hair and makeup, I’ll be focusing the most on the single most definitive part of your character: your eyes. As you think about this, I recommend even practicing in the mirror beforehand! A slight squint and a piercing gaze will light up your images with pure, intense personality.

Headshots these days are all about keeping things natural and real. People want to see beyond the poses into the core of who you are. We don’t have to go crazy here, but when we get together I’ll be asking you to laugh and relax just as much as I ask you to pose with perfect posture. Let’s show the world what makes you unique!

Realtor® Kara Malkovich Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty kept it fun and flirty during her shoot at Prescott Farm in Middletown, RI. Prescott Farm is a historic preservation of a colonial farm in spanning over 40 acres. Notable features of it include an operational windmill (c. 1812), and a University of Rhode Island Master Gardener project with the purpose of simulating a historical vegetable garden through careful research on what crops where grown during that time period.

Headshots on Goat Island: Mike Sweeney

When it comes to commercial headshots, I take a great amount of pride in capturing your best natural features, your strength, and your essence. My approach to photography is natural and relationship-oriented; I love to get to know my clients before putting them in front of the lens. I want to hear all about your story - both personal and professional - so I can tell it in light and color.

My goal is to create portrait images that say something meaningful about you. Are you an actor? A business professional? A model? I am confident in my ability to craft a series of images that truly say something about who you are and your goals in life. My portraits have been described as natural, vibrant, and versatile.

When Realtor® Mike Sweeney from Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty in Newport, Rhode Island was looking to expand his customer base and showcase himself in an more natural setting, we agreed that Goat Island was the perfect locale for the shoot. Mike began his career in the yachting industry managing the Goat Island Marina on the harbor in Newport.

Goat Island is a small island in Narragansett Bay and is part of the city of Newport, Rhode Island, U.S. The island is connected to the Easton's Point neighborhood via a causeway bridge. It is home to the Newport Harbor Light (1842), residences, restaurants, event spaces, and the stunning Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina.

Nola Ganem - Defining Her Brand One World Cacao

One World Cacao is a wellness and education platform selling some of the world's rarest single-origin, Eco-forested cacao from Guatemala. Headed by founder and owner - Newport native, Nola Ganem, One World Cacao’s mission is to provide an authentic cacao experience for the North American market. Through empowered education, experience, outreach and adventure, we will serve as a bridge connecting hearts and minds, communities and cultures. Creating One World.

Nola launched her line in August of this year and needed headshots that would support her strong women run company and divinely feminine product cacao conjures in most minds. Nola is driven to “Create platforms & relationships so cacao can be integrated into the healing world.” The two of us headed out to Castle Hill’s coastline to shoot at sunset.

Just like your personal identity makes you uniquely you, your brand identity is the special sauce of your business that sets you apart from every other companies and competitors around you? But what exactly is brand identity? What does it have to do with design? And how do you shape a strong brand identity that takes your business to the next level? Before you know what tangible elements you want to make up your brand identity, you need to know who you are as a brand. Develop your own story and integrate the love you have for the company your are creating.

For more information about One World Cacao and its delicious chocolate offerings - head to their website HERE