Professional Headshot Photography & Executive Portraits
In-Studio, On-Location, Or Outdoors
Maryland and DC Portrait Studio and Headshot Photographer
Serving Washington DC, Silver Spring, Bethesda, and surrounding areas
Don’t you deserve to look your best?
These days your image is your first impression. Your headshot appears on your social media pages, website, LinkedIn profile, and even your address book.
A portrait doesn’t have to be old-fashioned and boring. Our headshots and executive portraits are modern, clean and personalized. Our headshots are photographed from the shoulders up, typically on a white, gray, or black background. Executive portraits, on the other hand, typically have a personalized environmental element and are often half-body or 3/4 length.
When was the last time you updated your headshot?
We recommend updating your headshot at least every three years or anytime your look changes significantly. The goal is to have a modern and professional portrait that shows who you are today.
Who needs a headshot?
Everybody these days needs a headshot. Professionals, businesses of all sizes, Realtors, public figures, models, and actors are all great examples. We have even photographed headshots for circus performers!
In addition to single-person headshots and executive portraits, we also provide group portraits. These are perfect for Real Estate Teams, Law Firm Partners, Business Partners, or any other professional team or group.
When you come to us for a portrait, you will receive a custom-tailored client experience and our exceptional craftsmanship in the products you receive.
What We Provide
In-Studio Headshot: This is a great and inexpensive option for one or two people who need headshots. Our regular business hours are Monday through Friday 10:00-4:00 and we are located just 5 minutes inside the beltway in Silver Spring, MD.
Outdoor Headshot: If you prefer a natural outdoor look we can do that as well. We will mutually decide on a location and time that works to get you the best portrait possible. Under most circumstances, the rates for an outdoor portrait session are only slightly above the cost of a studio session. Contact us for more information or to schedule an outdoor session.
On-Location Headshot: This is the perfect option for any business that has more than two or three people who need headshots. Don’t waste your employees’ productivity traveling back and forth to the studio, simply have us bring the studio to you.
We can quickly set up a mobile studio at your location so you can be guaranteed the same quality as in our studio. Contact us for more information and pricing about on-location sessions.
What can you expect?
Phone or Email Consultation: It all starts with a conversation over the phone or via email. Some people do this before they book, other people do it afterward. The consultation is a time for us to discuss the style of headshot you want, how you intend to use it, and how to dress.
At the Studio: Please do your best to arrive on time. We often book sessions back-to-back, and I want to make sure we aren’t rushed. After spending a couple of minutes to get acquainted, we’ll show you a few basics of posing, take a test shot or two, then begin the session.
During the Session: One thing that our customers tell us they love is that we photograph directly to a computer so we can see the images, make any changes, and select our favorites in real time.
A typical session happens in two phases. We start by taking a variety of photographs with your head and body turned different ways and asking for various expressions. The purpose of this step is to help us get a sense of what you like and don’t like. It also helps with your body awareness so you can understand how moving your body or head in certain ways changes the look of the portrait. The 2nd phase is where we typically get our “keeper” images. Here, we refine your posing and expression to get the images that you’ll love.
Image Retouching & Delivery: We professionally retouch and deliver all images to a “standard” level of retouching. That means that the photographs look like the best version of you. We’ll lighten lines, remove blemishes, and smooth blotchy skin. If there are particular things you want to have retouched, please let us know.
We will deliver your images to you through a private online gallery where you’ll be able to view and download them. Your images also come with unlimited, unrestricted license. Use them for printing, posting online, or sharing with family and friends. We promise to provide your photos within five business days, but we often can get them to you much sooner, sometimes even the same day.
Preparing for your session
Clothing: Wear something that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Remember, when you feel good, you look good. If possible, stick with solid colors and avoid loud patterns or stripes. Choose colors that accentuate your skin tone, but that aren’t so strong that they take the attention away from your face. Wearing a jacket or long sleeves typically looks much better than short sleeves or sleeveless shirts. If you aren’t sure about what you want to wear, feel free to email your outfits to us ahead of time or bring a few different outfits and accessories with you to the studio.
Hair and Makeup: Professional hair and makeup can mean the difference between a good portrait and an amazing portrait. We recommend having your hair done professionally somewhere you are familiar with. Let us know if you need a recommendation.
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