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Houston Headshot Photographer

I am a Houston headshot photographer creating better headshots for picky people since 2004.

If you want exceptional professional headshots, I’m your best choice.

I won’t claim that I’ll capture your spirit, essence, or soul during our session. Nobody can do that in the brief time you’ll set aside for headshots. But I'll absolutely create super-nice photographs that you'll love. And that your friends will love. And that everybody else will love.


View my headshot portfolio, and you’ll see some spectacular images. And they’re better than similar photos you’ve seen elsewhere.

Every prominent individual, agency, association, company, corporation, firm, group, organization, and team deserves business headshots that best represent an ideal personal and professional brand.


That’s the best reason to hire me—because you want better headshots.


If you’re an individual, my headshot fee is only $350.

For businesses and organizations, for multiple people, you’ll pay $350 for the first subject and $70 for each additional person.

You’ll receive all your photos for this price. You won’t see session pricing, creative fees, print credits, or a starting price mentioned here. Choose me and you’ll skip the hidden fees and photo-hostage pricing.


I also offer unlimited tradeshow and conference headshot options. For those volume headshots, contact me with your event requirements and I’ll provide a custom quote.

Most people see me as an affordable headshot photographer offering reasonable Houstonians straightforward pricing that won't break the bank. But that doesn’t mean my photography is cheap. Cheap never means good—much less great.

For more pricing information, check out my headshot fee details. Or contact me right now and let’s get started.

All About You

Although I’m a headshot expert, I still want to know what YOU want from YOUR photos. If you care to share, I’ll listen carefully to your preferences, desires, and fears.

And, if you'd like to share more, show me your past headshots. Then tell me what you like least and love most about those photos.

After I understand what you want (what you really, really want), we’ll create a headshot plan and address those ideals.

Don’t worry about sounding picky. I love picky.

First Impression

My headshot photography will make you stand out, create a great first impression, and will help you look:

  • approachable
  • authentic
  • authoritative
  • comfortable
  • competent
  • confident
  • friendly
  • honest
  • interesting
  • natural
  • not a serial killer
  • professional
  • real
  • relaxed
  • smart

That's one reason I'm one of the most recommended headshot photographers in Houston. Ask my mom. She'll back me up.


You don’t need to know how to pose or how to look great when you’re being photographed. It's my job to know those things and I’ll guide you expertly.

And knowing how to pose correctly helps transform your headshot from ordinary and extraordinary.

You'll be surprised and relieved with the process as I share easy-to-follow, supportive directions.

This posing process includes paying close attention to small details in your head, body, arm, hand, chin, eye, and torso position.


For most poses, I’ll photograph you with a closed mouth smile, authentic smile, neutral, and serious expression. Then when we're done with your headshot photography session, you’ll pick the headshots you love best.

One goal here is to make sure you look like your authentic self. And I’m funny for at least an hour. So even if you’ve never been photographed with a real smile, I’ll help you get there.

Details Matter

When I create your headshots, you’ll notice my obsessive attention to detail. That includes making sure your hair, makeup, apparel, shirt, blouse, collar, tie, jacket, accessories, and other clothing look great.

I’ll also examine your person seeking evidence of leftover breakfast, baby reflux, mystery smutch, and anything else that might distract from your photographs.

This careful and thoughtful scrutiny means that you won’t discard headshots because something was out of place.

Corporate Headshots

My corporate headshots are professional business photos. And whether you prefer business suits or business casual wardrobes or conservative or edgy lighting, I'll provide you with great advice or follow guidelines set by your marketing department.

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I can also provide you with guidance on how we can create amazing group photos that are easily changed by removing or adding staff as they leave or come on board. Just reach out to me for more info.

Trade Shows & Conferences

I also offer unlimited tradeshow and conference headshot options. For volume headshot opportunities, contact me with your event requirements and I’ll provide a custom quote.

I can offer you one headshot station or several stations. Each station can manage about twenty subjects per hour.

If you’re running an in-house conference, this is a great way to make sure staff from several regions or countries are photographed consistently.

I'll make this process easy and cost effective for you and your teams. Let's talk about how we can make that happen today.

Social Media

If you need headshots for social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Medium, Messenger, Pinterest, Reddit, Snapchat, Tik Tok, Tumblr, Twitter, WeChat, WhatsApp, or YouTube, I’ll create compelling and affordable images quickly.


Are you completing applications for medical residency via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), submitting international resumes, Greek rush applications, developing your curriculum vitae (CV), submitting college applications, applying as a conference speaker, or entering a contest?

Hire me and I'll make sure you look your best and stand out. I'll also ask for and follow any application-specific capture requirements exactly.

But I don't do passport photos. Your best bet for those pictures is Walgreens or CVS. Save money and time and get your government headshots at those locations.


By strict definition, headshots include a person’s head and shoulders only. And if that’s your preferred professional headshot style, that’s what I’ll deliver.

Alternatively, I’d recommend a more flexible 3/4 capture. This means I’ll photograph you from the top of your head to about mid-thigh. With that modern headshot capture style, you’ll have maximum cropping flexibility.

That cropping flexibility means that you can crop your final photos horizontal or vertical, square or panoramic, or chose from a variety of other aspect ratios beyond the common 2:3 ratio.

Those additional ratios help you on social media platforms that require square or round photos, on business websites supporting unique portrait layouts, in publications where art directors need options for covers or double-truck spreads, for corporate email signatures, or for Zoom, Skype, or Microsoft Teams calls where panoramic headshot dimensions are recommended.

Why limit how and where you can use your headshots?

Job Search

If you’re hunting for a new job, you may know that potential employers will check your LinkedIn profile. Have you ever paid attention to LinkedIn headshots? If you haven’t, go look right now. I’ll wait.

OK, I’m glad you’re back.

I’m guessing you saw several awful images, many average photos, a few good portraits, and one or two great headshots.

Those hiring managers won’t stop with LinkedIn. They’ll look for your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts too. And your headshot on those platforms should also reflect your personal brand.

Now that you’ve seen what’s out there, don’t you want/need/deserve a spectacular headshot?

Reach out today. I’ll deliver.


Folks who have professions, positions, and hobbies where great headshots are commonly wanted or required include:

  • accountants
  • actors
  • airmen
  • artists
  • astronauts
  • athletes
  • attorneys
  • authors
  • bankers
  • bloggers
  • brokers
  • celebrities
  • chiropractors
  • civil servants
  • Coast Guardsmen
  • contestants
  • dancers
  • delegates
  • dentists
  • doctors
  • educators
  • engineers
  • entertainers
  • executives
  • firefighters
  • hunters
  • influencers
  • investors
  • journalists
  • lawyers
  • Marines
  • members
  • military
  • models
  • musicians
  • nurses
  • performers
  • physicians
  • podcasters
  • police officers
  • politicians
  • realtors
  • reporters
  • sailors
  • scientists
  • seniors
  • soldiers
  • speakers
  • sportsmen
  • students
  • surgeons
  • teachers
  • therapists
  • therapists
  • victims
  • writers

Actor Headshots

If you're a film, television, commercial, or theater actor and you need an actor headshot, then you've found the right photographer. Before I moved to Houston, I was a west-coast photographer for 15+ years and photographed hundreds of celebrities—and thousands of other folks just like you.

My headshot photography will help you land acting roles by communicating who you are to casting associates and casting directors in the casting department (like G&S Casting), talent agents and managers from talent agencies, plus directors and producers. Check me out if you're represented by Pastorini-Bosby Talent Agency or First Models and Talent Agency.

This is your opportunity to audition before an audition as we home in on your important personality, features, and type whether that’s the lead, the ingénue, the character actor, the comedian, the soubrette, or a utility player. I'm also available for personal publicity headshots.

If you're an actor or comedian and you're trying to land specific roles, let's dig deeper into that and what you want from your actor headshots. I want to know your thoughts. And I'll also share what I think that means for your photography. Especially if you have a musical, play, or ballet at Sarofim Hall, Smart Financial Center, Arena Theater, Brown Theater, Wortham Center, or Alley Theatre. Or a gig at House of Blues, The Improv, The Secret Group, or NRG Arena.

I'm deeply familiar with the latest headshot trends and that knowledge is reflected in your actor headshots.

And if your headshots session needs to extend to portraits for promotional images, lobby cards, or commercial photos, I'm your guy.

Beyond actors, I also have deep experience with entertainers, performers, singers, musicians, and bands. Get with me today if you have an upcoming concert at Toyota Center, Smart Financial Center, Minute Maid Park, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Revention Music Center, White Oak Music Hall, Stafford Centre, or Jones Hall for the Performing Arts.

Online Dating

People have traveled to my studio from all over the world (from as far away as Germany) to have me take their online dating headshots. Not kidding. In fact, I was one of the first photographers worldwide who specialized in this service. I've even been interviewed by international publications about these pictures.

So, if you've found me because you're checking out how to up your chances with new headshots for Badoo, Bumble, Clover, Coffee Meets Bagel, CountryMatch, eHarmony, EliteSingles, FarmersOnly, Grindr, Happn, Her, Hinge, Match, JDate, The League, OKCupid, Pink Cupid, Plenty of Fish, Shaadi, Tinder, WesternMatch, or Zoosk, check out my Online Dating Portraits page for more info.

Headshot Types

There are three headshot types. They include indoor headshots, outdoor headshots, and environmental headshots.

Indoor Headshots

Indoor headshots are photographs taken at my studio or at your location using professional lighting equipment and a solid background—usually seamless paper.

For these headshots, I’ll supply white, black, or gray backgrounds or you can choose from an additional 25+ background colors that I have available and in stock. Check my Photography Backgrounds page for in-stock colors and additional colors you can order for your custom headshot project.

These indoor headshots are also known as studio headshots.

Outdoor Headshots

Outdoor headshots are photos captured outdoors. I typically use natural light and skip professional lighting equipment.

I’ve staked out amazing areas outside my studio for outdoor work. But if you want me to visit your home, office, or public space, we can do that too.

Environmental Headshots

Environmental headshots are portraits that emphasize background elements and help tell stories.

Examples might include photos of someone standing in front of industrial equipment, an individual sitting in an office chair behind a desk, or a person holding a prop or being surrounded by props. Those additional background elements help inform viewers about the subject.

Common Questions

Here are responses to the most common statements and questions I hear from Houstonians. Or you can read my full FAQ here.

Can you make me look skinny?

I make people look skinnier because I'm a posing expert. And if you want to look even skinnier, I can provide Photoshop retouching. Let me know what you want, and we'll make that happen.

How much retouching do you do?

As much as you want. Or as little as you want. But if you ask me, less is more. I promote authenticity.

I hate having my photo taken.

Me too. I hate being photographed. Almost as much as I hate going to the dentist. Seriously. I know how you feel because that's how I feel. When I'm photographing you, I'm going to channel that knowledge to help you feel at ease. You're like me so I know how to do that.

What should I wear?

Clothes. If you need more specifics, check out my wardrobe recommendations.

I don't know how to pose.

You don't need to know how to pose. I know how to pose people. That's my job. Just show up and I'll make sure that you're always well posed.

Smiling or serious?

For every outfit, pose, and background I'm going to photograph you smiling, half-smiling, and serious. Then when we're done with the photography session, you can pick the headshots you love best.

Do I need hair and makeup help?

I don't know. Do you? To find someone, check out my hair and makeup vendor recommendations.

Do I have a best side?

Some people have a best side. Some people think they have a best side. And some people don't know if they have a best side. I'll photograph you from both sides unless you share that you really dislike a side. But I'll mostly photograph you straight on and facing the camera—because that's my style. I always avoid unflattering angles.

Should I wear my glasses?

If you frequently wear glasses, then you should be photographed wearing glasses.

It's harder to take headshots of people wearing glasses than it is to photograph people who wear contact lenses or have no eye correction. Reflections in glasses can be frustrating to overcome. But I know how to handle those issues—maybe because I've had lots of practice and I wear glasses too.

I'll use closely directed facial posing and slight lighting adjustments to help remove lens reflections. Some lenses are easier to manage than others, but I know all the tricks and will use them if you'd like to wear glasses.