They say to dress for the job you want. When Logan came over to my table at Panera before our session, it really looked like the president was coming to my table, and it was a little intimidating.
We had decided on a location, but upon arriving at that location, we saw a sign that said that professional photographers had to have a permit to take pictures there. We quickly came up with a Plan B: Furman University was about 20 minutes away and I already knew I liked shooting there after doing a session there with Tracy.
How do you pose someone who wants to be President of the United States? Like a President of the United States! A lot of my sources of inspiration are actually hanging in the White House or the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. I think "normal" photographers find inspiration from places like Pinterest, but they probably didn't grow up in Virginia and see portraits like these in person on practically every field trip.
This was definitely a little out of my comfort zone since my portraits aren't normally this formal, but I guess having the future president in front of the camera made it easier.
It was so much fun to do Logan's portraits, and you'll be seeing these from me again as a throwback anytime LBK gets elected to office.