Jean Sweet believes that creating a portrait is a collaboration between the photographer and subject. How, where, when and why a portrait is created is determined by the motivation for taking the portrait. Is it for business or personal reasons? Do you want the portrait to express a mood or expression? How does the subject want to be portrayed? How does the photographer want to portray the subject?
A photo session can be planned for an outdoor or indoor location or studio. Where a portrait is shot, what kind of lighting, what kind of clothes does the subject wear….these are all various elements that are used to create different forms of portraiture. As a photographer, Jean Sweet likes to capture something about each subject that shows something about their personality. The portraits in this portfolio are from some of Jean’s recent portrait sessions.