Occasionally, I’m reminded that the best part of being a photographer is the fact that I have a ready-made excuse to talk to anyone on the simple grounds that they pique my interest. This time, I happened to meet a certain Ms. Catherine Ross flying back to Portland from Colorado after Christmas. She and I were on the same flight from Salt Lake, and her bright red hair and striking features were hard to miss. I thought to myself “ohey, a redhead. That piques my interest. I should probably introduce myself” and then totally bailed on introducing myself.
But when we wound up standing next to each other at the passenger pickup zone, I figured Providence might be involved. So needless to say, bucking up was done, introductions were made, emails were exchanged, tea was served.
Incidentally, this is why a photographer should invest in a great business card. Nothing says “I swear I’m not a murderer” like letterpress.
In any case, Cat and I have actually shot together a few times now. The photos below are from a test we did a few weeks back. I can honestly say that a few of these have found their way onto my “favorite portraits I’ve yet taken” list. Nice.