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
teen actor headshot
Baltimore headshots
Harford County photographer
First look for young actor
tough guy headshot
teen actor headshot
Baltimore actor headshot
Harford County headshot photographer
2nd look
Teen actor headshot
Baltimore headshots
African American male headshot
Male actor headshot
Harford County photographer
3rd look
Teen actor headshot
Outdoor headshot
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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.

Actor headshot session
actor headshot
female actor headshot
teen actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photographer
” The sweet girlfriend”
actor headshot
female actor headshot
Baltimore headshot
character headshot
“The tough girl”
Actor headshots
Baltimore actor headshots
Headshots
Female actor headshots
“The love interest”
Actor headshot
Female actor headshot
Harford County photographer
Baltimore headshot photographer
Actor Ashlin Teague headshot
Child headshots
Teen actor
Baltimore headshots
Harford County photographer
Actor headshot
Baltimore headshot
male actor headshot
Headshot photographer
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.

Actor headshot
character headshots
male actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photography
Harford County photographer
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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Baltimore headshot photography
Harford County photographer
Actor & singer Kiley with the most amazing eyes on the planet © Amy Jones
Baltimore headshot photographer
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casual business woman headshot
natural light headshot
marketing & branding headshot copyright Amy Jones
Actor headshot
Female actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photographer
Harford County photographer
actor headshot sample copyright Amy Jones
Child actor headshot
Child modeling photo
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Baltimore headshot photographer
Harford County photographer
child actor and model Skye copyright Amy Jones

Older male headshot
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Natural light headshot
Harford County photographer
actor headshot © Amy Jones
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Harford County photographer
actor three quarter copyright Amy Jones
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SAG actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photographer
Actor and commercial model © Amy Jones
Natural light headshot
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Baltimore headshot photographer
Harford County photographer
actor headshot copyright Amy Jones
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Teen actor headshot copyright Amy Jones
Comedy actor headshot
Funny headshot
Young male actor headshot
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Comedic actor headshot © Amy Jones
Actor headshot
Female actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photographer
Harford County photographer
Older actress headshot
actor headshot copyright Amy Jones
Natural light headshot
Female actor headshot
Headshots for women
Baltimore headshot photographer
Harford County photographer
Natural light headshot
Unique business headshots
Baltimore headshot photographer
Harford County photographer
Actor headshot
Headshot for marketing
Natural light headshot
Outdoor headshot
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commercial modeling photography
Baltimore photographer
Harford County photographer
actor & commercial modeling image © Amy Jones

It’s been a month of new actor headshots. My studio has been busy! So many new faces and I am loving these images.

This shoot for Jadyn Mikay was particularly fun since her manager requested character headshots along with a traditional headshot. I loved creating her “prep school” look and her “edgy, tough girl” headshot! Thank you to Jill from No Filter Glam for the lovely makeup.

The rest of the photos are from recent shoots as well.

Teen actor headshot
Actress headshot
beauty photography
Headshot for teen actor Jadyn Mikay

Teen character headshot
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“prep school” character headshot for teen actor Jadyn Mikay
Teen actor headshot
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“edgy girl” character headshot for Jadyn Mikay
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female actor headshot
teen actor headshot
Headshot for actor Sydney Lowry
Actor headshot
Baltimore actor headshot
Teen girl headshot
Harford County headshot photographer
2nd look for actor Sydney Lowry
Actor headshot
Teen actor headshot
Female actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photographer
Actor Syndey Lowry headshot
Actor headshot
Young actor headshot
Actor Conor Smyth
Actor headshot
Young actor headshot
Headshot for actor
ethnic actor headshot
Young actor headshot
Natural light actor headshot
actor headshot
three quarter headshot
ethnic actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photography
Teen male actor headshot
Harford County headshot photographer
Actor headshot
Headshot for actor Gabe Viets
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Baltimore headshot photographer
Harford County photographer
teen male actor headshot
teen headshot Baltimore
Child actor headshot
Child pageant photography
Child pageant headshot
Blonde child headshot
child actor headshot
Harford County photographer
Child headshot for acting and pageants
Female model headshot
Natural makeup headshot
Commercial model headshot
Headshot photographer Baltimore
Harford County photographer
Modeling headshot

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
Personal marketing images for realtor Chi Yon Barbosa (makeup/hair Lisa Butz)
Professional headshot women
Realtor portrait
Business headshot
Environmental portraiture
Business portrait
Website portrait
CEO of Building Point Northeast. Environmental portrait for website use.
Environmental website portrait
Business portrait
Building Point website image
Outdoor portrait
Marketing image
Outdoor branding photography
Natural light headshot
Website photography for Lisa Roulette
Creative headshots
Headshots
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
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
Author Kim Crabill. Image used for book jacket and websites.
Unique portraits
Female business owners
Outdoor portraits women
Stylized shoot for business owners of Gypsy Vintage antiques
Business woman photography
corporate headshot
professional headshot
Female portraits
Business portrait for doctor featured on Baltimore Magazine website
Professional headshot
Environmental portrait
Website photography
Chef portrait for LIVE casino and hotel
Female professional headshot
classic professional headshot
business portrait
Headshot for Marianne Banister website use

Actor Headshots

It’s been a busy few months with actors returning for their 2nd or 3rd session with me over the years. The greatest compliment is when they are happy enough to come back for more.

Actor headshot
Baltimore headshots
Maryland headshots
professional actor headshots
New headshots for actor Sean Ryal (new client)
Natural light headshot
actor headshot
female actor headshot
Baltimore headshots
Actor/singer Kiley Earnest (2nd session)
Natural light headshot
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Baltimore headshot
Actor headshot
Studio headshot
Baltimore actor headshot
Headshot photography
Actor John Wontrop (2nd headshot session)
Actor headshots
Baltimore Headshots
Maryland Headshots
natural light headshot
female actor headshot
Actor/commercial model Ellie Wang (worked together too many times to count!)
Actor headshot
Baltimore actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photography
Actor Kim Tuvin (2nd session together)
Young actor headshot
Teen actor headshot
Headshot photography
Baltimore headshot
Pretty teen girl headshot
Actor headshot – 2nd session
Teen actor headshot
natural light headshot
outdoor headshot
Baltimore headshots
Harford County photographer
2nd session
Beauty photography
modeling photography
headshot for models
blonde female model headshot
Baltimore headshot photography
Harford County photography
Model Tara 2nd shoot

Teen model portfolio session

I was lucky enough to work with the beautiful Lexi. She is planning on starting her modeling career this Summer and I photographed her first set of images to send to the agencies. We kept it simple and fun. Makeup and hair by Lisa Jones- Butz.

Model headshot- copyright AmyJPhoto
Lexi- model headshot
Model portfolio image- 
 Copyright AmyJPhoto.com
Model headshot image-  Copyright AmyJPhoto.com
Full length model portfolio image.  Copyright AmyJPhoto.com
Full length model portfolio image

Headshot session for actor John Wontrop

With a long lens and my mask on, I recently had a studio headshot session for actor John Wontrop. He tends to do a lot of “bad guy” roles and wanted a few shots that were more serious and expressive. So we set about to give him a mix of friendly commercial images as well as a character “tough guy.”

“I am letting you know that I have received all five sets of photos you sent. They look absolutely fantastic. I am 110% satisfied with the final results. Thank you for all of your work and providing an easy and hassle free process (global pandemics aside…). You will definitely be getting an email from me the next time I need headshots.” John Wontrop

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.

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