Earlier this year I went on the road for the American Red Cross. My assignment was to photograph people who had been helped by Red Cross blood transfusions. They would later use my images in fundraising emails and advertisements.

One of my favorite subjects was Hannah, a vibrant 15-year-old from Wichita who has beaten leukemia with the help of over fifty (fifty!) transfusions. She and her family were incredibly generous with their time, and I got to spend a day following her around, photographing everything from family cookouts to shopping trips.

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One of the great things about my job is that I constantly meet people who are taking action and moving forward with their lives. They might be starting a new business venture, applying for a medical residency or taking Match.com by storm. In any case, it is a privilege to meet them at the start of their journey and being able to play a small role in their success.

In this post, meet Janna, Taylor, Ha and Andrew, just a few of the doers who have graced my studio in the last few weeks.

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I recently had one of those "I can't believe I get paid for this" shoots with the gang at Abovo42.com. In addition to my usual headshots, the guys at this Internet startup also wanted portraits that showed their playful side. So everyone in the office brought props related to their hobbies -- golf clubs, soccer balls, beer brewing equipment, etc. -which we used for a bit of photo improv.

I haven't worked for anyone else in over 15 years, but if I did Abovo42 would be my kind of company. See the guy in the "Save Ferris" shirt? That's Sean ...

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Diana contacted me the other day wanting photos for her new career in real estate, but she wasn't sure if she wanted to do photos in the studio or on location. I made it easy for her by suggesting we do both!

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It's been an busy spring here at District Portraits, and I wanted to throw a few of my favorite recent headshots up here on the blog. I've been photographing everyone from musicians and entrepreneurs to hotel executives, dentists, high school teachers and even one very large and intimidating MMA fighter (He was actually incredibly nice, but I'm still relieved that he liked his photos!)

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