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Philadelphia Headshot Photographer | Washington Square | Keren ⋆ Lindsay Docherty Photography
March 30, 2012

Philadelphia Headshot Photographer | Washington Square | Keren


Sometimes you want a classic headshot set against a white backdrop with traditional studio lighting. If you do want that, there’s a really good chance you’re not coming to me. I’d rather take you outside, get you in gorgeous light, and use reality as your backdrop.

That’s exactly what I did the other week when I went to Washington Square for some professional headshots for Dr. Keren Sofer, a clinical psychologist, to use for her psychotherapy practice.

professional Philadelphia headshot

During our photo session, we chatted about the overlap of our two worlds. Mine being weddings, hers being people dealing with stress and other issues. I get couples on beautiful days when everything that can be done has already been done. But there are checklists out the wazoo, etiquette, planning, money, people, and considerations involved in the process leading up to the big day. As much as a day at the spa can be rejuvenating, having someone available to actually listen and work through these crises is a million times more useful.

And that’s just the planning. More important than the wedding (gasp!) is the path that you’re about to take with another person. I don’t know of any couple who has regretted couple’s therapy. It’s just smart to stay communicative, intentional, and there for one another. Isn’t emotional openness at the core of this thing you’re doing?! I can’t think of a better way to be a loving partner.

Some things get me going. Paying attention to yourself and your relationships is one of them. Back to the pictures!

professional Philadelphia headshot
professional Philadelphia headshot
professional Philadelphia headshot

Keren was comfortable, warm, and so easy. Keren, thanks for chatting with me and being an absolute joy! As for you to-be-weds dealing with in-law stresses, wedding mania, and general upkeep with this magical person in your life, think about individual or couple’s counseling.  Seriously.

After all, happy people make happy pictures and I’m a pretty big fan of those.

professional Philadelphia headshot

“Motto for the bride and groom: We are a work in progress with a lifetime contract.”
~ Phyllis Koss

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