What experience in your life has led you to a point where you decided to use it to bring hope to others? For Amaka, it was the series of medical issues after her third baby. Conventional medicine wasn’t helping. So, she started research, which led her to a functional OBGYN. Being helped tremendously, she began her study of functional medicine shortly thereafter. Amaka’s mission is to get people healthy so they can live physically, emotionally, and spiritually satisfying lives. Her clients are women with children in their 30’s to 50’s, valuing health while juggling family and career. Because she values integrity, compassion and vulnerability, she is able to connect deeply with her clients as a functional pharmacist.
When Amaka and I had a strategy call for her brand session, I learned a little of her story. She wanted her images to show her as a Christian, a business woman, a mom and a health enthusiast. We told these “stories” with images taken first at her home and then at the Elmer Olive Nature Park.
The advantages of having photos taken at your home are:
We started on her back porch, which was shaded. I usually move furniture around a bit just to have minimal distractions. After taking some in her fitness clothes, she changed into some fun, bright colors to share her Nigerian heritage. Then we included the kids as she works from home with them bouncing around her! After a posed family shot, we moved indoors to the dining room. Amaka values teaching her children the Word of God and asked for pictures of them having devotions. Oh, guys, this is totally where I wish I was a videographer instead of a photographer! The conversation that happened around that table was priceless! Kids are curious and they asked deep theological questions. What a time to share Jesus with their open hearts!
Moving on to the nature park, we took some posed lifestyle and headshot images of Amaka alone. We used minimal props – basically just a purse and phone. Honestly, her beautiful, bright pink jacket made a statement all by itself!
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Amaka’s not the only pharmacist that incorporated her family in the shoot! Check out Quality Care’s photo shoot with their daughter!
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