Cilla Williams has been one of my consistent real estate clients. She's an agent in the Morton office of Jim Maloof/REALTOR and helps sellers and buyers throughout central Illinois but especially in her hometown of Delavan. Over the last year, I've photographed numerous homes for Cilla, many of which you can see on the Illinois Home Photography blog.
For this session, though, Cilla and I met at my studio in Lincoln for a new portrait. She wanted to update the profile photo that appears on her Facebook business page and next to her listings on Realtor.com.
Because real estate is a business that requires so much personal connection between agents and their clients, we wanted Cilla's portrait to convey warmth, confidence, and competence. That online photograph may likely be the first thing a prospective client sees, so it's critical that the photo helps make a connection.
We took a relaxed 90 minutes for Cilla's session, working with poses and lighting setups to find the most flattering looks for her. The photo above was one of our favorites.
Here's what Cilla had to say about her experience:
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