Headshots are not as much about posing as they are about capturing a compelling image of the individual that matches the photo to it's intended purpose. For business photos this can range from an open, friendly image or an aggressive look while those for social networking often look for a confident, approachable image.

Many headshots use a “cinema” look where an outdoor  background is slightly out of focus however, if requested, the session can also include shots using a white background or a color background.  A somewhat different style is for "lifestyle" that include more background or other objects ( such as on a pier or sitting on a motorcycle ).

A typical headshot session will last an hour and lifestyle session last a little longer.  No matter the style the goal is to shoot at least 35 photos with most sessions yielding over 50 shots. The photos will show a range of expressions and angles with the goal of having three or more great shots.

All of my photography is recorded using the camera’s Raw image format. After the shoot I preview each photo with and select the best images for further processing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. The processing includes color balance, cropping, minor exposure corrections and when needed light facial retouching. Once processing is complete all of the usable images are uploaded into a password protected private folder on my website and I send the link and password to you. The photos will be sorted so that the best shots will appear at the top of the page. With the website link you are able to download ( at no extra cost ) the full size, high resolution, non-watermarked images without restrictions.

I can travel to locations that you select in the North County area or I also have access to a landscaped one-half acre property in Vista for outdoor shoots for both headshots and "nature" lifestyle images.

Contact us via phone at 858-945-2695 or

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