My background in photography is adventure documentation and photojournalism; I don’t have a ton of experience with traditional professional portraiture. The biggest reason I’ve stayed away from posed photoshoots is either a focus on storytelling or a lack of investment in lighting equipment, depending on who I’m talking to.
All that being said, I have years of experience with professional photography, from composition to modelling to post-processing. There’s a difference between your friend with a DSLR getting a lucky shot and a professional photographer composing a visual story. I’m the latter. If we do a shoot together, I’ll be down-to-earth, authentic and collaborative, and I guarantee your satisfaction.