Our favorite shots of 2020

“What a year, right?” is not an original thing to say this week. The year 2020 has been a heck of a lousy ride for a lot of us, and our studio is no exception. BUT. Even though we had to close as a “non-essential business” for 74 days in the Spring, and bookings have […]

Feeling nervous for your headshot? We’ve been trained for that!

Everyone at Organic Headshots has been at this for years: our photographers have photographed thousands of people, and our makeup artists have had just as many folks in their makeup chairs.  And if there’s one thing nearly all our clients have in common, it’s that they’re nervous.  Very few people walk into a photo studio […]

Make your bad headshot better

There’s nothing that keeps a person away from a photo studio better than a past photo that didn’t turn out so well.  Such was the case with our friend, Jon.  His partner was a past client of ours for his (dare we say awesome) professional headshots, and every month like clockwork they would have some […]

An awesome event = awesome event photos

Did you hear the news?  The Willis Tower is about to get a huge makeover.  Like, HUGE.  We definitely heard the news loud and clear, because we were there to photograph the press conference announcing the plans.  And it was awesome.  See for yourself: What makes a great event photographer?  Speed.  Anticipation.  Comfortable shoes.  To […]

4 ways to use a new headshot to win at your New Year’s resolution

It’s January.  A new year.  And time to make those infamous New Year’s resolutions.  For some people, getting an updated headshot is actually your resolution: to log into LinkedIn and finally replace that icon that’s just an outline of a head with your actual head, or to finally have something better and more professional than […]

How to ask your photographer for a discount

Today is the day I’m finally tackling the controversial issue of pricing in photography.  Specifically, discounts.  As a small business owner and service provider I’ve been asked for a discount more times than I can count.  I believe we’re living in what I like to lovingly call the “Groupon Era,” where no one pays full […]

Free event coverage for non-profits in Q4!

Every year Organic Headshots gives away several hours of event photo coverage, divided into quarters.  This year, Visionshare already has dibs on a few hours of coverage for an event they have in October: a group that places donated eye tissue for transplant recipients is definitely a non-profit that restores vision is definitely after a photographer’s […]

Flexible headshots for your marketing materials

I recently took headshots for marketing materials for a hospice pharmacy service provider: they needed portraits of their team members that could be cropped in different directions for their marketing materials. It’s common that my clients need flexibility in their headshots since they can get used so many different places.  Each marketing piece a photo […]

Marketing mockups

Last week I spent a couple days at a law firm downtown photographing an entire staff of attorneys for a special piece their marketing department wants to put together.  They told me they wanted photos of their attorneys with the same backdrop and in a variety of poses, so that the photos can later be joined […]