"If you want to be taken seriously, you must take your headshots seriously."

headshots

Your headshot is your digital business card- it is seen everywhere from your company website to your LinkedIn profile. It appears on your Zoom display, social media accounts, speaking engagements, and more. People you've never met will know you by your headshot. So it stands to reason that if you want to be taken seriously, you need to take your headshot seriously. I've worked with professionals in a wide variety of fields for nearly 15 years and developed a process that is solid enough to deliver consistent results while being flexible enough to allow me to tailor our approach to your profession and needs. We take care of the details so you don't have to, including hair & makeup styling, a consultation, your guided photoshoot, and more.

The Statistics

Employers create their "first impression" in just 1/10th of a second.

(Source: Healthline)

A recent study found that professional headshots led to a 76% increase in how competent the participant appeared. 

LinkedIn profiles with a professional photo receive 21 times more views than those without one.

Source: LinkedIn

In another recent study professional headshots lead to a 62% increase in how influential you seem. 

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What to Expect

Consultation

CONSULTATION

Once you've booked your session date we'll set up a consultation with Karissa so we can go over your vision for your photoshoot and how we can make that happen.

STYLING & PHOTOSHOOT

Photoshoot

You'll begin by meeting with our professional stylist who will do your hair & makeup while we prep the studio for your different looks. Afterwards we'll guide you through different poses.

REVIEW & ORDER

Reveal

A few days after your session we'll go through the images from your photoshoot so you can relive the experience and order your favorite photographs.

What makes our studio special is our attention to detail and our focus on a great client experience from beginning to end!

PLANNING consult
WITH KARISSA

professional
makeup

professional HAIR STYLING

guided
pOSING

review & selection appointment

PLANNING consult
WITH KARISSA

professional HAIR STYLING

professional
makeup

photoshoot with guided pOSING

review & selection appointment

Many of our clients are new to professional photography, so here's a quick overview of our process.

HEADSHOTS

Your headshot is your first impression. We're here to help you get it right!

During your headshot session we'll capture several different looks on a few different backgrounds to make sure you have options to choose from. We'll review the images together and help you make the final selections. Four digital photographs, distributed in both high and low res versions, are included with your session fee.

$1200.

A GOOD FIT FOR YOU IF: 

You're looking for a cohesive set of images to use on your website, professional associations & more.

PERSONAL BRANDING

Personal Branding images are the personality of your business. Make sure they speak to who you are.

You need headshots, of course, but you also need  images for your website & an ongoing variety for various social media platforms, as well as others for articles, speaking engagements, professional associations and more. After you are professionally styled, we'll go through a variety of different looks to cover all the ways you need to use images. 10 photographs are included with this package & additional images may be added on.

$2500

A GOOD FIT FOR YOU IF: 

You need a set of images for your business you can use across a variety of platforms, including your website & ongoing social media needs.

OFFICE GROUPS

Your "About" page never looked so good! Let us help you create headshots your current team will love to be a part of and potential employees will want to join!

A GOOD FIT FOR YOU IF: 

You need headshots of 3 or more people in your office for your company website, proposals, etc..

Great companies invest in their employees and it shows. Our group headshot packages are available at three levels of service, depending on location, professional styling and number of employees. Reach out and we'll send more details.

Photos of the team at Bexorg.

client reviews /

"I couldn't have asked for a more supportive and professional photographer, nor a more comfortable studio!"

Karissa takes into consideration what's important to you and what you want reflected in the photos while combining her years of expertise in order to get you the best results possible.

- Brigid

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“Karissa is an amazing woman who makes you feel comfortable and special from start to finish.”

I highly recommend Karissa for professional headshots and portraits. Excellent photographs! Excellent customer service!

- Sohair

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Hello there.

I’m KARISSA,
YOUR NEW PHOTOGRAPHER

I believe photographs have the power to connect us- to our friends & family, of course, but also to our pasts, our futures & the world around us.

I have studied photography for nearly 20 years now and know that photographs are ultimately stories. Whether it's a portrait we took in the studio or a snapshot you captured on your phone, we're here to help you find ways to print- and hold onto- your favorites for years to come. 

creative. empowered. wife & Mom. your personal Cheerleader. 

(AND DIGITAL MEMORY ADVISER).

THE Galleries

headshot GALLERY 1 /

Professors & Authors

headshot GALLERY 2 /

Actors, Musicians & Models

personal branding

Professors & authors

Professors and authors need to convey their expertise, but also usually show approachability and engagement. Here are a few examples of recent professor & authors' headshots.

headshots

 performers & models

Actors, musicians and models need an ongoing variety of images for auditions, performances, casting calls and more. 

headshot GALLERY 3/

Businesspeople  & Physicians

personal branding GALLERY 1 /

Entrepreneurs & Influencers

PHYSICIANS & BUSINESS

Perhaps ironically, physicians and those in business need to communicate similar traits- confidence, positivity, engagement and approachability. 

entrepreneurs & influencers

Enterpreneurs and influencers generally need a wider variety of images so we recommend personal branding sessions that will enable us to capture a wider variety of photographs and give them more images to use on their website, social media, for speaking engagements, professional organizations & more.

in their words /

client reviews

PORTRAIT CLIENT

“There it was: The Light Within. Frame after frame after frame.”

As a woman who is more than a little shy about her looks, I was nervous but Karissa put me at ease with both genuine warmth & professionalism. She was creative & reassuring. In the end, the experience changed me. I actually see myself differently now. I saw beauty that day... and it was my own. It had been there all along; I just needed someone to show me. Karissa did that.

- Dana

portrait client

“Karissa puts her clients at ease with joyful attention. The session was restorative and fun!”

Karissa sees our fullness, complexity and depth, and win working wiht her, one finds a playful, creative self. With gentle direction, she reflects this self back to you in artful, astonishing photos.

- Eliza

headshot client

“The way Karissa directs you to find the best 'you' is a little akin to magic!”

I did my first found of headshots with Karissa and plan to do another soon. She is so easy to work with and her team is amazing. Look no further!

- Leslie

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