Last week I had part of my greater plan for my nonfiction book come to fruition. A professional photographer, Daniel Quinajon, met me at the Santa Inez Mission for a photo shoot.
When we pulled up, a bronze guy with brushed back hair, goatee and mustache had his equipment out. I could tell he was testing the light.
Out of the car, he was ready to work his magic. I was a little awkward at first, it being a long time since doing a shoot in a public place. However, his friendly manner and easy conversation did wonders. He reminded me in multiple ways of a good friend of ours from Oakland. The combination went a long way to making me comfortable.
When he finished taking portraits with a few shirt and equipment changes, he offered to take some family photos as well.
It couldn't have gone better if I planned it!
The result is I have some awesome photographs and now have a difficult decision. Which picture should I use for an author photo?
Sometimes life is hard.