The weather looks good, and it was. The subject looks great, and she was. The city looks revealing, and it was.
All of these things came together to be part of the portrait. But it’s also true that a change to any of the above ingredients would have resulted in a different kind of portrait. Not better or worse, but certainly different.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.