My latest portrait session features Simon Bédard who contacted me for some casual corporate portraits and headshots. The shots he wanted were more lifestyle than corporate really, which fits his style and vibe much more. Currently, he works as a freelancing marketing/branding consultant under Le Butler Marketing, but he’s cooking up some other projects as well.
Look at him rock that turtleneck.
I met Simon waaaaay way back in high school. Collège Durocher Saint-Lambert, just South of the Jacques-Cartier bridge, in the good old Montreal suburbs. Longueuil Beach and beyond. We had only met a few times, and I think our first real conversation was a few months ago. After nine years, I barely recognized Simon with his beard. We ran into each other at the launch of a collaborative art project by our mutual friend Aquil. We kept in touch and eventually he contacted me for these corporate portraits and headshots.
As a marketing and brand consultant, he of course knew the type of headshots he wanted. He even sent me a Powerpoint presentation with the photos of stuff he didn’t want. Now that’s dedication. But don’t worry Simon, I wasn’t planning on lighting you with those nightclub-like green and purple lights ;) He’s the business-type of guy, but he didn’t want those cringey stiff corporate headshots. You know the ones I’m talking about.
Right now, Simon is out in Thailand. Riding elephants. But I’ll be seeing more of him soon! You might have seen my blog post about creating my own mastermind group with freelancers in Montreal a few weeks ago. Well the recruiting is finally done and I've found a lovely mix of artists and entrepreneurs, including this guy here. We’ll see what kind of concoction our brains will create.
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