50+ blogger headshots in two days and other reasons I missed everything said at the ProBlogger Event

From fashion forward to serious and from friendly, fun and adventurous to crafty, knowledgeable, approachable and even classic, these head shots needed to represent so many different personalities in a very small window of time.

ProBlogger-HeadshotsI am thrilled that ProBlogger had me up for the conference to do these head shots in the Olympus booth. I consider it an honour to be trusted to photograph people who usually run from the camera…there is a reason bloggers live on the internet. The spots were completely booked out within five minutes of the session times released online and everyone showed up (not always on the correct day) despite their nerves! While not one person walked into the booth saying having their photograph taken was their most favourite thing to do, everyone left with a smile if not actually laughing. I am proud of each and every photo and that in the 15 minute sessions, we were able to get such different shots to fit the individual blogger’s needs.


While many bloggers needed a simple and more corporate look others wanted carefree and artistic. Some hadn’t a clue what they needed, so we quickly got to know each other and down to the work of summing up one side of their selves in a photograph. Olympus pulled the whole thing together with brilliant organisation, fantastic people and amazing equipment for me to use. It was a wonderful opportunity to trial their excellent prime lenses and let me tell you, shooting head shots on their 25mm and 45mm prime lenses at f/1.8 while keeping eyes sharp was a breeze. The light weight and small size of the gear made shooting in challenging light and tight spaces fun. The whole weekend was a blast and I look forward to keeping up with all these new internet friends.





Thank you to everyone who came and said hello. I am sorry that I was not able to fit anyone else in and that I had such limited time to chat, but there will always be a next time. Stay tuned! For the bloggers I photographed that day, please look for an email from Olympus with details on how to get your full resolution files (two different shots each!) for download. I can’t wait to see them popping up on social media and other websites soon!

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  • lori - DUDE. you were WORKING it!!! That’s a lottta pictures 😉 Great job!September 3, 2014 – 11:50 amReplyCancel

    • sesame - Twas a lot of pictures, but you just get through each session at a time and suddenly the day was gone!September 3, 2014 – 1:43 pmReplyCancel

  • Kylie - Hi Rachel, thank you again, so much for the opportunity to have you take my headshot photo. You made me feel so calm through the whole process, and I actually had fun, which I was not expecting!!
    You are such a lovely person, and I am so glad I got the chance to meet you!
    KylieSeptember 3, 2014 – 12:13 pmReplyCancel

    • sesame - It was lovely to work with you! I am excited to see where you take this blogging journey!September 3, 2014 – 12:14 pmReplyCancel

  • Annette of I Give You The Verbs - Thank you so much! Such a great gift to get a professional shot for my blog. You were a real pleasure to work with, put me at ease straight away – it’s ALL about the dappled light!September 3, 2014 – 1:59 pmReplyCancel

    • sesame - Dappled light for the win.September 3, 2014 – 2:03 pmReplyCancel

  • Debs - Love these! Wow, you did an AMAZING job. To get these shots with a 15 minute time slot for each person.. no makeup or hair, just you getting to know a person and shooting. Amazing! Thank you so much xSeptember 3, 2014 – 2:18 pmReplyCancel

    • sesame - Thank you for that!September 3, 2014 – 3:12 pmReplyCancel

  • Kelly - GORGEOUS!September 3, 2014 – 6:03 pmReplyCancel

  • Maxabella - I was gutted to miss out on one of your sessions and now I am GUTTED. Everyone looks polished and beautiful and friendly and special. xSeptember 3, 2014 – 6:47 pmReplyCancel

  • Amanda @ Cooker and a Looker - Rachel, thank you for being such fun during my session. You’re a magician – I’ve seen the before photo in the mirror! xxSeptember 3, 2014 – 8:06 pmReplyCancel

  • se7en - This is just the most fabulous work!!! Love how I can spot friends I know in there… love it all… great job!!!September 4, 2014 – 7:00 amReplyCancel

  • Julie @ meybestandi - AHHHHHHHHmazing , love your work & thanks you so much! xSeptember 4, 2014 – 10:54 amReplyCancel

  • VegeTARAian via Facebook - Wow, they look fantastic!! Thanks so much Rachel. xSeptember 4, 2014 – 10:54 amReplyCancel

  • Sam - Thank you so much Rachel !!! You made it so easy and fun 🙂September 4, 2014 – 11:04 amReplyCancel

  • Kristy @ Loulou Zoo - Thank you so much for the photos Rachel, you made it so much fun! It was lovely to meet you xSeptember 4, 2014 – 11:06 amReplyCancel

  • Karen Morley - Hey Rachel,

    Holy Moly what great photo’s!

    Thank YOU sooooo very much for taking the time to read up on my site and for taking care of me 🙂

    You are very talented my dear!!

    Oh and you will laugh, but I just read your About section on your site and how you got your blogs name! Get this, my stripper name would be:

    Fluffy Haer

    Mmmmm Fluffy Haer or The Morley Report…..

    It’s a toughy hehehe

    Thank you again

    Me xxxSeptember 4, 2014 – 11:13 amReplyCancel

  • Jayne - What an amazing collection of shots and in such a short time. You’re amazing and I’m so grateful for the opportunity you/Olympus gave us. JSeptember 4, 2014 – 11:13 amReplyCancel

  • Fran @ Travelgenee - Thanks you so much. I look years younger even if I am not smiling!! All the photos are amazing.September 4, 2014 – 11:27 amReplyCancel

  • Sonia from Sonia Styling - Oh my goodness, Rachel – you are the best! Thank you so much for my photoshoot. I adored you instantly and you made me feel so comfortable and camera-ready. You’re a gem! xSeptember 4, 2014 – 11:31 amReplyCancel

  • bigwords - Oh my gosh – everyone looks stunning. xSeptember 4, 2014 – 11:34 amReplyCancel

  • Amber Melody - Woah – they all look so good Rachel. Thank you so much for your amazing work – and your stamina!! This was a major endeavour to undertake. My personal note to self is: don’t be scared to look at the camera { hahahaha! } and button your jacket girl! 😉 Yay Olympus! <3September 4, 2014 – 11:38 amReplyCancel

  • Kym O'Gorman - Wow Rachel, these photos are incredible. You have such a talent!September 4, 2014 – 11:38 amReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Johnston - Rachel – now I know why you have been on the top of your game for so long. Wow you have captured so many people in such a short time frame – so fabulously – me included and I never like having my photo taken. I am happy to be behind the lens not in front of it! Thank-you so,so much. And thanks Olympus as well. Lovely to meet you as brief as it was and keep it coming – mothers of twins know nothing can stop them (maybe slow them down!) xo Jennifer from Travel Bug WithinSeptember 4, 2014 – 12:23 pmReplyCancel

  • Sia - Wow! I love them all.

    Well done Rachel. I can’t wait to start using my photo 🙂September 4, 2014 – 1:00 pmReplyCancel

  • Janina Lear - Sooooooo happy with Rachel’s picture of me. I love it. Thank you for the generosity rachel and Olympus.September 4, 2014 – 1:23 pmReplyCancel

  • Annabel Candy, Get In the Hot Spot - Hi Rachel,

    I truly appreciate your time, professionalism and creative talent. Thank you for shooting me – and what a good looking bunch we all are 😉September 4, 2014 – 2:24 pmReplyCancel

  • Linda ~ Journey Jottings - What a fun encapsulation of 50 faces from the ProBlgger event 🙂
    And super excited to be included in the mix!
    What an amazing job you’ve done – we all (big sigh of relief) look gorgeous LOLSeptember 4, 2014 – 6:21 pmReplyCancel

  • Janet aka Middle Aged Mama - I definitely recognise some of these faces! Wish I’d been one of the lucky ones to bag a session! 🙂September 4, 2014 – 6:34 pmReplyCancel

  • Veggie Mama - you are SO clever!September 4, 2014 – 8:11 pmReplyCancel

  • Claire @ Claire K Creations - Thanks so much! Can’t wait to see the final shots!September 4, 2014 – 9:27 pmReplyCancel

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  • Vanessa - If only I had been at a computer when the bookings were released!! 🙂September 14, 2014 – 9:38 amReplyCancel

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  • Lara @ This Charming Mum - Oh they are so gorgeous! Lovely to see all those smiling faces. I was too slow to nab a spot. Maybe next time? Thanks for sharing them!October 2, 2014 – 1:39 pmReplyCancel

  • Actor headshots - Hey man, you did a great and admirable job by doing it like that. It seems that you like your job very much and that is so nice and rare 🙂September 5, 2016 – 11:22 pmReplyCancel