​​​​Creative Photography Since 1992 

Von McKnelly

 


Leonardo Jenkins

There is a difference between what someone wants to see themselves as, what their family and friends think is a pretty shot, and what works in this industry.

Natural works. I cannot emphasize it enough. People look at glamor magazines and see airbrushed pictures, but those are celebrity pictures. It's celebrity hype. Commercial print work is all about relatable people. 

When an actor is looking at their headshot, in terms of commercial print, it is about people who are warm, friendly, approachable, and photograph well. There are some people who just happen to have a very marketable look, who are warm, friendly, and approachable - with substance. They look right into the camera with a confidence.


When an actor is looking at their headshot, in terms of commercial print, it is about people who are warm, friendly, approachable, and photograph well. There are some people who just happen to have a very marketable look, who are warm, friendly, and approachable - with substance. They look right into the camera with a confidence. 

The lighting for commercial print headshots is usually very crisp, clear, and on the bright side as opposed to legit shots for theater and film, which can be more artsy looking. Commercials, and commercial print, tend to have people dressed in non-provocative clothing.

In commercial headshots, there is also a connection in the eyes. The person has such a connection with the camera that you can see into a person's soul, and it is a very positive message. Most of the time the picture is a smile, showing teeth, but not cheesy. We want to see warmth, someone who is very comfortable in their skin, who we want to get to know.

Headshots

$150 for in studio and $195 for location shoots.
Choice of two (2) edited high resolution images. 
Additional images: $20 each