Iris was reading on an outdoor bench in Winter Park, FL. As I was asking my usual favor, it was obvious from body language that she was willing to be a part of my portrait project.
“Are you from Winter park?”
“Oh no. I live in Castleberry (2 miles away).”
Originally from Reading, PA, Iris maintains a slight Spanish accent; her father was from Puerto Rico. She is a realtor, but primarily a buyer's broker. Iris obtains few listings. She spends a lot of time with prospective buyers, showing other people's listings all over the Orlando area. The market has improved, but certain frustrations continue. She has clients who make an offer on a $200,000 house, but the deal falls through over $3,000. such a tiny percentage!
Of all the pics on the LCD, she preferred the slightly sultry look.
Thank you, Iris, for allowing me to photograph you for my ongoing portrait project.