Professional Musician Brand Portrait Session
With professional Stand-up Bass Player, Kathryn Schulmesiter
“My name is Kathryn Schulmeister, and I am a bassist and music teacher. Currently I perform with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, The Hot Club of Hulaville, the Lucerne Festival Young Performance Ensemble and various other musical groups. I have a wide range of musical interests including improvisation, experimental, classical, jazz, and avant-garde contemporary. My hometown is Kailua, Hawaii and I’m happy to be living at home again after 7 years of exploring different cities on the mainland for college and graduate school.
As a musician, I need portraits and headshots for performance publicity, my professional website, and my press kit for booking venues. It’s important to have high quality photos that reflect my stage presence, artistry, and confidence as a performer.
I found Tracy simply by searching online for portrait photographers in Hawaii. When I saw her portfolio, I was blown away. She has an incredible way of making her subjects stand out and engage the viewer. She also seemed to have a great range, from corporate to experimental, and that appealed to me.
The whole experience was fun, positive, and efficient! Tracy booked a hair and makeup appointment for me with her partner Doris, and I had a great time! She did a great job making me look beautifully natural, and we had a great conversation about art, our careers, living in Hawaii, traveling, it was like hanging out with a friend! Tracy has a beautiful and welcoming home studio, I felt very comfortable there. Tracy is a great modeling coach and with just a few tips for how I should stand and look at the camera we were able to get great headshots. She had wonderful ideas for how I should hold the instrument and what I should wear. We also had great conversation too! I left feeling confident that I got what I wanted, and excited to see the final prints! Tracy delivered the final photos very quickly and I’m thrilled with what she produced, more than satisfied!
I absolutely would recommend others to Tracy for their photography needs, in fact, I already have! I’ve already shown off my new photos to a few of my musician friends and they are all super impressed, I wouldn’t be surprised if one of them calls Tracy soon.”
– Kathryn Schulmeister