Michelle needed a headshot for her business card. She is a licensed realtor for Real Estate One in Rochester, MI. Give her a call for any of your real estate needs. 248-652-6500 - office
This gentleman (sounds funny calling my husband that) needed a headshot for a sales presentation. He is a Control Store Manager for PPG. The first image is his official headshot for PPG.
However, he has a lot of personality so I had to include the black and white image, showing off some of his expressions, and the very last image that he's decided I should title "Slaying the Competition."
The title on this is a little misleading. My client is not a model and doesn't aspire to be one. However, she came to her session and I saw her lovely cheekbones and knew I had to photograph her to showcase them. So, I am using her images as an example of the kind of images new models need to bring to an agency when they are trying to get signed.
On a side note, I want to marry her cheekbones. Aren't they gorgeous?
To start, agencies do not want to see fancy makeup skills or fancy lighting or heavy retouching. They only care about the model and a true representation of her or him. They want a clean, fresh look to see the "blank canvas."
They also want front and profile views of the model and full length views in tight clothes or a bathing suit. That's all you need to start.
The sample images here are the headshots: one profile (ish) and one facing camera.
Shannon needed to update her headshots. As an actress and a dancer, she needs to update her headshots regularly. Whenever there is a change in your appearance, you need to update because casting directors want to know what you look like now.
We created three different looks: smiling and open, quirky and sly, and flirty.
Rachel is a real estate agent in the area who needed a headshot for business cards and marketing. Michelle did her hair and makeup so that she looked her absolute best for the shots. Michelle kept the makeup looking professional and played up Rachel's best features. I helped Rachel to pose and relax as we worked through the session to give her the best headshot for her needs.
We varied Anna's head shots with clean modeling agency looks and a couple commercial and acting shots.
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Amber commissioned me to do a small portfolio refresher. She had changed her hair color and wanted to capture her new look so she'd have up-to-date images for casting. My standard portfolio refreshers are a one-look mini and a three look refresher. Amber only wanted two looks. I was more than happy to customize a package to suit her needs.
We discussed what she wanted prior to the session. Finding out what she needed and the looks she wanted prior ensures that she gets exactly what she wants. She had plenty of smiling head shots. Knowing that she wants to get into acting, we worked on different expressions to help casting agents visualize her in different character roles.
It was an absolute pleasure meeting Amber and helping her put together her mini portfolio refresher. She's lovely inside and out. She's self-assured and knows exactly what she wants and how she wants to be cast. She has modeled for the North American International Auto Show and she's looking forward to establishing her acting career.
I wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.
Anna needed new head shots. It had been a few years since her last head shots were taken. It's good to keep head shots up to date. Many things change over the years and casting agents are looking for your most current look. For example, in her previous head shots, she was blonde. That's not a good representation of her appearance at the moment.
I am a Warren, MI based headshot, fashion, fantasy, fine art, senior, and portrait photographer. I have photographed the Detroit area and Southeastern Michigan for over 30 years.