“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are”— Paul Caponigro

 

headshots

Everyone needs a great headshot—actors, lawyers, job seekers, authors, executives, personal trainers, real estate agents, and entrepreneurs. Hiring the right headshot photographer is the best way to ensure that you stand out.

portraits

 A portrait goes deeper than the headshot, giving the viewer a glimpse into who you are as a person; the inner life, not the daily facade you wear. In essence, where the headshot is about your face, the portrait is about your soul.

Pets

For me, pets are people too, so I treat a pet portrait very much like a human portrait, whether a human is in the shot or not. The goal is to capture the essence and personality of your furry or feathered (or scaled) family member.  

Contemporary headshots in the studio or from the comfort of your own home, hotel, or office

A simple warm gray background. Perfect for professionals.

A simple warm gray background. Perfect for professionals.

The same gray background made cooler for an edgier look.

The same gray background made cooler for an edgier look.

While headshots are intended to present a professional appearance, there is more than one way to make your headshot work. Headshots reflect your personality, your identity, and your brand. However, there is more than one use for a headshot. Headshots can be used for your resume, LinkedIn profile, company directory, an audition, or even just for fun. 

Depending on how you plan to use your headshots, you will need to select a look that appeals to your audience. For instance, your company directory may require a more professional look than your LinkedIn profile, which allows for a more relaxed feel. 

Executive Headshot with natural retouching

Executive Headshot with natural retouching

The clean white background is one of the most versatile for a contemporary corporate look. Youthful, energetic, and polished. Not the best choice for men with thinning hair as it tends to accentuate it.

The clean white background is one of the most versatile for a contemporary corporate look. Youthful, energetic, and polished. Not the best choice for men with thinning hair as it tends to accentuate it.

The cinematic headshot, delivering drama for actors, authors, and creatives

The cinematic headshot, delivering drama for actors, authors, and creatives


“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything”— Aaron Siskind

James, shot with a single studio light

James, shot with a single studio light

Alexandra and Kyra, shot with a mix of studio and natural light from the balcony of her apartment

Alexandra and Kyra, shot with a mix of studio and natural light from the balcony of her apartment

Caroline and Marc, a quick setup in her living room while the adorable couple rushed to make dinner for the kids and dress for the charity ball. I had only five minutes to shoot, but managed to capture a spontaneous and honest portrait of two people in love.

Caroline and Marc, a quick setup in her living room while the adorable couple rushed to make dinner for the kids and dress for the charity ball. I had only five minutes to shoot, but managed to capture a spontaneous and honest portrait of two people in love.

James, improvising a whimsical touch during a portrait session

James, improvising a whimsical touch during a portrait session


“Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened—” Anatole France