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NYC Branded Lifestyle Portrait Photography Blog | Hi, I'm John DeMato, and I collaborate with thought leaders to create powerful, purposeful and authentic images. This is my blog where I talk all about the magic behind the portraits we create.

A Portrait Session With Podcast Host James Taylor


From podcast host to portrait subject.



and Good times all around, :)

Now, I've already shared my interview with James Taylor from his Creative Life Podcast (here's that interview).

I also mentioned that after we finished recording, we discussed a lifestyle portrait session for him personally.

Several weeks later, James was in town and we made some magic happen in NYC.

During his pre-session strategy call, we talked about his brand, who he serves and why, and that illuminated the types of expressions and activities we needed to capture in his session.

In addition to his podcast hosting duties, James is a well-respected thought leader in the professional speaker/creative space.

Regardless of which hat he's wearing, James is an extremely warm and approachable person, so those two prominent sides of his personality was extremely important to capture in his image library.

We agreed that he needed a diverse mix of imagery such as traditional, looking-into-the-camera, portraits, candid images of him as a podcast host and brainstorming and journaling in his idea book.

Once I arrived at the hotel he was staying, we were off to the races for the next 3 hours:

It was a successful session and wonderful experience to collaborate with someone who inspires me to be better than I was yesterday — great conversation, great laughs, and most importantly, great images, :)

Can you envision yourself leveraging images like this for yourself?

Schedule a call with me here and let’s see if we’re a good fit to work together.

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