Sandy Endo is my friend, neighbor, and — I’m proud to say — personal trainer. I have been working with Sandy for over two years now, using Pilates and strength training techniques to improve my flexibility, balance, and endurance. I started because I knew I should. If you had told me two years ago that I would come to look forward to these sessions, I would have thought you were crazy. Exercise has never been my favorite thing. But now I feel better, walk taller, and am motivated to continue. All of that is thanks to Sandy — what she knows and who she is.
Sandy is in the process of updating her website and last weekend we got together to take some head shots. That kind of photography can be particularly stressful for the subject. They are definitely the center of attention and it is almost impossible for them not to feel self-conscious. It was up to me to engage with Sandy to help her relax and be herself. My goal was to create portraits that showed her warm spirit, sense of fun, and (of course) her beauty.
Sessions are so much more pleasant (and productive) when nobody feels rushed. We took our time, trying out several locations. It felt great to be outside after all the rain we have had recently.
Sandy is a talented, thoughtful, encouraging trainer. Visit her website (and watch for some new photos!)
Do you need some portraits for your website or Facebook profile? I offer digital downloads. Of course, prints will always be important. As I said before, much happiness can come from a framed portrait that you can see every day and pass along to future generations.
I hope Sandy frames this one. It’s my favorite!