Too many professional headshots follow a formula. As a result, too many headshots show the same handful of personalities, pasted on different bodies, reducing the complexity and stories of the people who are actually in front of the lens.
Drawing on my coaching approach, I work with my clients to make unique, intimate images that reflect who they actually are. My clients use their pictures to stand out in their marketing for their values, approach, and personality, without saying a word.
Headshots: suitable for book covers, faculty or speaker biographies, acting and modeling, and “about” sections in websites.
Portraits: more creative, usually full body. Suitable for creative marketing on websites and flyers. Often showcase process: facilitating, coaching, painting, sewing, singing…
Design assets: images to use on marketing materials. Usually no people in the image. Helps the viewer understand the essence of what you do. Facilitator who emphasizes mindfulness in dialogue? A picture of a singing bowl. Masseuse? Lit incense. Voice coach who emphasizes release? Open skies.