A few weeks ago, on a very windy day, I had the pleasure of photographing Arkansas state representative Greg Leding (D-Fayetteville). He was looking for some photos of himself for his reelection campaign. We went to some Fayetteville landmarks such as the U of A campus (which was under heavy construction — not too great for photos), Dickson Street, and the Square. Greg was pleased and had some very kind words after he saw the images:
The photos are amazing, Stephen. Thank you. I’ve never been excited about pictures of myself… I think they all look fantastic. Is it okay to start using them? Again, I’ve never actually wanted to use any photo of me, so the fact that I’m excited and eager to use them is amazing. Thank you again.
I’ve received a lot of compliments, so thanks again. One of the pictures I like the most, though, has received the most comments. It’s the one of me sitting on the train, looking down, with my hands out in front of me. I remember I was just kind of talking to myself, and I happen to talk using my hands quite a bit, and you snapped a few. I love the shot. I think it’s one of the most casual and spontaneous. One friend, though, said I look like I’m making invisible pottery. Another said it looks like I’m petting an invisible dog. It’s still one of my favorites. I’ve been using it as my Facebook personal profile pic.
Just the response I love to hear. I love taking pictures, but I love happy clients even more. Best of luck on your reelection, Greg!