Say HELLO to Jonathan Dukes Jr., your Progressive Hope Counselor. Jonathan helps his clients find purpose, direction, fulfillment, and quality of life. You can NEVER have too much of this!
Jonathan invited me to his home in Baltimore to stage his personal branding portraits. His brand message and his new book (snag Jonathan’s new book “Blended Families”) both speak strongly to family. So in addition to headshots, portraits, and his book, you can understand why his amazing wife and adorable children graced his photo collection in some family and couples portraits. I cannot get over how cute they are!
Here is your side note tip for the day… Just as important as inviting the right people into your photo sessions, props are a BIG deal for personal branding sessions. We knew we were photographing Jonathan’s new book, which was our #1 prop. See this photo with the brown leather bag in contrast with the vivid green plant in the background? All are supporting props that really make this image pop. TAKE THE TIME to rummage through your things for props or even consider a shopping trip to incorporate a few special new items into your photo session design. 😉
I also have to mention that his gorgeous wife, Janessa, is a super badass. Janessa Dukes is Asset Effectiveness Engineer 2 at BASF.
And the kids – oh my loooooord they were tickling my heartstrings. Too cute for words for sure and hams for the camera!