Client spotlight: Casey Hayes- Deats

Casey came to me wanting some varied character headshots. We discussed her “types” and she felt like she would do best with “kindergarten teacher” “girlfriend” “lawyer” and of course we did one that was just her everyday look.

She was fantastic! She brought a wonderful variety of colorful clothing as well as business attire. Casey was also not afraid to get into character and give me lots of great expressions.

Makeup/hair Lisa Jones-Butz

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The kindergarten teacher
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The kindergarten teacher
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The Lawyer
The Lawyer
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The Girlfriend
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Casey Hayes- Deats
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Casey Hayes- Deats

It’s been a busy September!

Headshot sessions have been off the hook lately…back to doing my favorite kind of work. Some are actors, some models, some business portraits and I love all these sessions.

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African American actor headshot
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Baltimore headshots
Harford County photographer
First look for young actor
tough guy headshot
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2nd look
Teen actor headshot
Baltimore headshots
African American male headshot
Male actor headshot
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3rd look
Teen actor headshot
Outdoor headshot
natural light headshot
Baltimore headshots
Harford County photographer
4th look for young actor Stanley Grizmala
Business portraits
Corporate headshots
Baltimore corporate headshot photographer
Harford County headshots
A few of the many business portraits shot for Apex Physics Partners
headshot for models
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blonde model headshots
Baltimore headshots
Harford County headshot photographer
commercial model headshots
Model Ashlin Teague- headshots for her Miami and Philadelphia agencies

Planning for your actor headshot session

If you are planning to update your headshots, be sure to think about what types of roles you are most likely to book. It’s important to get a simple, polished photo that just shows YOU, but you also should think about varying your other looks to better represent your “type.”

When it comes to wardrobe, I can’t stress this enough…bring choices! That doesn’t mean three or four t-shirts in different colors. Think layers, colors, different necklines keeping in mind the different looks you want to portray.

These are from a recent headshot session and I thought she did a fantastic job choosing her types and had plenty of clothing to suit each look.

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” The sweet girlfriend”
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“The tough girl”
Actor headshots
Baltimore actor headshots
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Female actor headshots
“The love interest”
Actor headshot
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Harford County photographer
Baltimore headshot photographer
Actor Ashlin Teague headshot
Child headshots
Teen actor
Baltimore headshots
Harford County photographer
Actor headshot
Baltimore headshot
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Harford County photographer

Why you shouldn’t choose a photographer based on price only.

There are a lot of reasons one photographer might charge more than another….

TIME: I don’t have time limits to my sessions…I hate feeling rushed and I certainly don’t want my subject to feel rushed. So be careful of that cheap “one hour” session price some people may offer. I am also happy to spend the time needed before your shoot to send you suggestions for wardrobe, show you sample shots to help you prepare and answer any & all questions you may have.

EXPERIENCE: I have been shooting for most casting agencies and managers in the Baltimore/Washington/PA area for over 20 years. I am on the suggested photographers list provided by AFTRA/SAG. This experience has taught me that the best acting headshots are not necessarily the prettiest picture of you. They are a tool to show your personality and should represent the real you. Not the “Instagram filters, overly retouched…let’s make my eyes bigger and my nose smaller with these apps version of you.” Embrace what makes you different and show your quirks.

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Actor (character) headshots; the villain, the best friend and the slick businessman copyright Amy Jones

Why hire an experienced professional? Because the cheapest photographer is probably just starting out, putting together a portfolio, or is doing photography part time to supplement another income. WHILE THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT– all of us started somewhere — his or her rookie status probably means the $75.00 photographer hasn’t a clue about industry standards for headshots, won’t know proper lighting or retouching and contrary to popular belief, you can’t learn all that by watching a few YouTube videos.

On the other hand, just because a photographer is the most expensive, doesn’t mean they are the best either.

For a brief period, I stopped shooting and became a director for a casting/modeling agency. It was short lived, but I learned a lot about why some casting people choose one person over another. Since the headshot is the first step in getting that coveted role, some people thought if they traveled to New York and hired a photographer, they would get a significantly better headshot than if they used someone locally. So the logic was “if I pay more, it must be better…right?!” “If I pay to have someone in NY do my headshots, I am more likely to get that audition…right?!”

Let me explain why this is flawed thinking on so many levels. First, just because someone lives in New York or LA, that doesn’t make them a better photographer…it just means they pay way more studio rent than I do. Photographers in larger markets have to charge more to survive. Paying more doesn’t always get you a better product. Do I believe you should pay for a great product…absolutely! There are some really talented photographers in the Baltimore area, each with a slightly different style and personality.

“SO YET ANOTHER REASON to invest in your headshots– because it means you’re invested in your craft, which in turn means you’ll be taken more seriously.”

APPARENTLY, IF YOUR HEADSHOT DOESN’T LOOK PROFESSIONAL, the experience from the casting side is that if they call you in, you’ll likely be green (inexperienced), thus deterring them from calling you in at all.

This is a quote by one of LA’s top headshot photographers, Vanie Poyey, and I couldn’t agree more. Even if you are just getting started, if you want to present yourself as an actor worth hiring, you should approach all aspects of the business as a professional.

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Actor & singer Kiley with the most amazing eyes on the planet © Amy Jones
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marketing & branding headshot copyright Amy Jones
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actor headshot sample copyright Amy Jones
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child actor and model Skye copyright Amy Jones

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Teen actor headshot copyright Amy Jones
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Comedic actor headshot © Amy Jones
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Headshots for women
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Unique business headshots
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Outdoor headshot
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commercial modeling photography
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actor & commercial modeling image © Amy Jones

One of my favorite clients…Lily Trotters!

Badass and beautiful compression socks. This shoot was mainly about product shots for the updated website but we also did a handful of model shots with some real life customers. Taylor is a singer, power-lifter and all around amazing lady. Then there was the handsome Myles who is a personal trainer and incredibly fun to photograph. Rachel works for the brand and is the face of most of the fun Lily Trotters videos on Instagram. This shoot was done in my Harford County based studio.

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Real people as models
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Taylor rocking the newest style
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Real people photography
Curvy model photography
advertising with real bodies
2nd pose from Taylor
Look book photography
Advertising photography
Professional women
Website photography
Baltimore commercial photography
Harford County photographer
Various images I have done for Lily Trotters Look Book
Yoga pose- Lily Trotters pink new style
male model exercise photography
black fitness model
Baltimore commercial photography
Maryland advertising photography
Lily Trotters- pink new style

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Personal trainer and model Myles
Jalynn Kristen modeling white new style- Lily Trotters
Product photography
Baltimore marketing photography
Studio photography Maryland
New style- white. Model Jalynn Kristen
Pride socks- Lily Trotters
Product photography
body positivity photography
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“Pride” style- modeled by Taylor
Lily Trotters yoga pose

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Woman owned businesses
Rachel showing new style in blue

Website and branding images for business and corporate clients.

Almost everyone needs a good photo these day. I shoot for corporations, small businesses and individuals to give them high quality images to use in marketing materials, on social media or business websites. These can be done at my studio or on location. Email me and we can discuss a custom session for you or your business.

Branding, marketing portraits and headshots
Professional women 
Business portrait
Harford County photographer
Baltimore professional headshots
Realtor headshots
Personal marketing images for realtor Chi Yon Barbosa (makeup/hair Lisa Butz)
Professional headshot women
Realtor portrait
Business headshot
Baltimore headshot photographer
Maryland photographer
Harford County photographer
Environmental portraiture
Business portrait
Website portrait
Baltimore photographer
Commercial photographer
Commercial website photography
Environmental portrait
CEO of Building Point Northeast. Environmental portrait for website use.
Environmental website portrait
Business portrait
natural light photography
Baltimore business photography
Harford County photographer
Building Point website image
Outdoor portrait
Marketing image
Outdoor branding photography
Natural light headshot
Harford County photographer
Maryland photographer
Website photography for Lisa Roulette
Creative headshots
Headshots
creative portraits
Baltimore photographer
Harford County photographer
Stylist headshots for Goldwell / KAO Hair products
Business headshots men
Corporate headshots
Website portraits
Classic headshots for website use
Male professional headshot
environmental headshot
Business portrait
Personal branding photography
Baltimore photographer
Maryland headshot photographer
Website images for doctors office
Business headshot
Female professional headshot
Headshot used on posters and websites
Realtor headshot
Business portrait
Female professional headshot
Business headshot for realtor
Book jacket portrait
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Baltimore headshot photography
Harford County photography
Author Kim Crabill. Image used for book jacket and websites.
Unique portraits
Female business owners
Outdoor portraits women
Baltimore photographer
Maryland commercial photographer
Stylized shoot for business owners of Gypsy Vintage antiques
Business woman photography
corporate headshot
professional headshot
Female portraits
Baltimore magazine photography
Baltimore headshot photographer
Business portrait for doctor featured on Baltimore Magazine website
Professional headshot
Environmental portrait
Website photography
Baltimore commercial photographer
Maryland headshot photographer
Harford County photographer
Chef portrait for LIVE casino and hotel
Female professional headshot
classic professional headshot
business portrait
Headshot for Marianne Banister website use

Commercial advertising photography

Commercial photography for website and personal branding use.

A lot of my shoots are done for commercial use, creating images that help sell a client’s service or product through their websites and social media marketing platforms. Whether you are building your own site or working with a PR firm/advertising agency, it’s important to have unique, high quality images and if at all possible, avoid using bland stock photos. Contact me if you need marketing images for your product or service. Studio or location.

Commercial advertising image done for printed catalog.
Commercial advertising images done for the cover of Spring 2020 printed catalog for Lily Trotters compression socks. Copyright Amy Jones
Website photography for Lily Trotters socks.  Marketing photography. Branding photography.
Website and advertising image for Lily Trotters socks. Model photography and product shots copyright Amy Jones
Website and advertising photography for Lily Trotters.  Commercial advertising photography
Website and advertising image for Lily Trotters. Copyright Amy Jones
Commercial photography for lifestyle website.  Marketing branding images.
Home page image for lifestyle website and blog. Image copyright Amy Jones
Headshot photography for website use.
Headshot photography for lifestyle website
Headshot photography for artist website.  Personal branding photography.
Headshot and personal branding image for jewelry designer website. Copyright Amy Jones
Model photography for website and sales.  Commercial photography.
Model photography for jewelry designer website. Copyright Amy Jones Model: Alex Hayden. Makeup/hair: Caitlyn Meyer.
Headshot photography for on-air personality and public speaker.
Headshot photography for website and marketing use. Headshot image copyright Amy Jones.
Website and personal branding image for life coach.
Images for life coach Lisa Roulette to be used for website and personal branding. Copyright Amy Jones.

Headshots for actors, corporate clients, personal brading or just for fun. Almost everyone has a need for a good quality image for website and social media use. Studio and location sessions available.

Actor headshot
Headshot for actor Marsha Becker
Guest artist and instructor
Headshot for Goldwell USA/ Kao guest instructor and master hairstylist
Personal branding and social media marketing image
Chef Ed Evans of LIVE hotel and casino
Actor headshot
Teen actor
Teen model headshot
Agency model
Black and white headshot for NYC actor
Actor Kathryn Barnhardt
Marketing and branding image of Chef
Personal branding image and website photo of Chef Michael Matassa
Child actor headshot
Child actor headshot
Website and branding image for doctor.
Personal branding and website image for Dr. Sarah Cannon
Teen actor headshot
Teen actor headshot
Author headshot for book jacket, personal branding and marketing image.
Author, book jacket image

Personal branding images

Since everyone needs a headshot these days for websites and social media marketing I have been doing a lot more personal branding images. Some clients want a clean, simple image done in the studio and others want to shoot at their place of business. Either way works! These sessions can be as small and simple as you would like, or they can include lots of clothing/location options for a full shoot with lots of choices.

Personal branding
Personal branding and marketing photo for Chef Ed Evans of LIVE hotel and casino
Peronal branding and marketing image
Personal branding and marketing image for singer/songwriter
Personal branding image
Personal branding and website image
Headshot for newscaster Marianne Bannister
Website and branding image for new business owner
Marketing and branding image for new business owner
Personal branding image
Business Owner- Interior Design