Recent headshot sessions, studio and location

It was a busy Summer and Fall is flying by! Here are a few recent samples from headshot sessions. Be sure to check out the portfolio page for actor/model headshots for additional samples and pricing.

 headshots for theatre
audition headshots
Theater major Lili Williams new headshots
My second session with the talented Bella Comotto. She did her own hair/makeup for our session.
Comedic Actor headshots
Baltimore actor headshots
Headshots for actors
Maryland headshot photographer
Funny actor headshots
Headshots for men
Actor Jodan Delogu
Teen modeling photos
Modeling composite cards
Zed cards for teens
Headshots for actors
Teen actor headshots
Baltimore headshots
Maryland headshot photographer
Harford County Photographer
New actor and teen model Averie Simone. Hair/makeup Amanda Sandruck
Actor model headshots
Baltimore headshot photographer
Maryland headshot photographer
Actor headshots
Headshots for models Maryland
Female actor headshots Baltimore
Modeling headshots Maryland
Baltimore headshots 
Actor headshots Maryland
Actor headshots Baltimore
Baltimore headshot photographer
Harford County photographer
Female actor headshot
Headshots for dancers
Baltimore headshot photographer
Maryland headshot photographer
Teen actor headshots
Actor Elise Varoli
Commercial headshots for actors
Teen actor headshots
Female actor headshot
Maryland headshot photographer
Harford County photographer
Baltimore headshot photographer
2nd look for Elise Varoli
Woman of color headshots
Baltimore headshot photographer
Actor headshots Baltimore
Harford County photographer
Black women headshots
Professional headshot photographer
Commercial headshot for Moriah Young- actor (Makeup Amanda Sandruck)
Dramatic headshots
Maryland headshot photographer
Baltimore headshot photographer
Actor headshots
Harford County Photographer
Professional actor headshots
Black female actor headshots
2nd look for actor Moriah Young (Makeup Amanda Sandruck)
Actor headshots Baltimore
Actore headshots Maryland
Maryland headshot photographer
Teen actor headshots
Young actor headshot
Female actor headshot
Bella, voice-over actor
Teen actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photographer
Actor headshots
Female actor headshots
Harford County photographer
Maryland headshot photographer
3rd look for Elise Varoli- actor
Corporate headshot
Creative corporate headshot
Baltimore headshots
Maryland corporate headshot
Harford County headshots
Business portraits
Dorothy Fuchs-Yeager Owner of Purple Dot PR. New corporate headshot
On location headshot
Environmental headshot
Business headshot
Website photography
On location business headshot for Building Point
Older actor headshots
Baltimore headshot photographer
Maryland headshots
Actor headshots Maryland
Actor headshots Baltimore
Female actor headshots
Actor Mary Beth, three looks from her session (Makeup Amanda Sandruck)
Environmental headshots
Corporate headshots
Baltimore headshots
Maryland corporate headshots
Headshot photographer Maryland
Corporate headshots done on location – environmental headshots for consulting company
Teen actor headshots
Baltimore actor headshots
Actor headshots Maryland
Actor headshots Baltimore
Headshot photographer Maryland
Young actor headshots
Headshot for young actor (Makeup/hair Amanda Sandruck)
Environmental portrait
Business headshots
Business portraits
Editorial photography for publication
Environmental portrait done for fashion designer- used for publication
Magazine article photo
Editorial images
Environmental images
Business portrait
Headshot photographer
Environmental portrait done for fashion designer – magazine article
Business portrait
Artist portrait
Business headshots
Maryland headshot photographer
Harford County photographer
Jewelry designer headshot (Makeup/hair Caitlyn Meyer)

First headshots for a new actor….

Life is short, change your focus, learn something new…why not?! This very handsome guy decided to give acting and commercial print work a try in his 40’s and I think he is going to do very well! This was his first headshot session so we decided to do some character shots along with traditional headshots to show off his range.

Military tough guy
Baltimore actor
Character actor headshots
Maryland headshot photographer
Harford County photographer
Military tough guy
Actor headshots
Baltimore headshots for actors
Maryland headshots for actors
Actor headshots Baltimore
Friendly guy headshot
Friendly neighbor, your best buddy, the DAD
Actor playing law enforcement
Actor headshots
Maryland headshot photographer
Baltimore Character actor
Commercial print photography
Law enforcement, The detective
Character actor headshots
Funny guy headshots
Actor headshots Baltimore
Baltimore headshot photographer
Funny guy photos
Goofy friend, socially awkward smart guy

Client Spotlight

The talented Matthew Crawford. This gentleman is not only a Baltimore/DC theater actor and instructor but also specializes in stage combat. If you have ever attended the Maryland Renaissance Festival, you may have seen him in action! There is no doubt in my mind we will see him do more TV and film roles very, very soon.

Actor headshots
Baltimore actor headshots
Headshot photographer Maryland
Baltimore headshots
Male actor headshots
First look from Matthew’s shoot (best friend)
Character actor headshot
Actor headshots Baltimore
Maryland headshot photographer
Harford County headshot photographer
Tough guy headshots
2nd look (tough guy, undercover cop, motorcycle gang member etc…)
Actor headshots
Baltimore actor headshots
Maryland headshot photographer
Character actor headshots
Male actor headshots
3rd look from Matthew’s shoot (creative professional, pretentious rich guy etc…)
Stage combat expert headshot
Actor headshot
Theater headshot
Maryland headshot photographer
Baltimore actor headshots
Stage combat image with weapons

Spring is here and it’s time to enjoy the weather and update your marketing materials!

2023 has been busy and fun. I have had many new headshot clients as well as some returning advertising clients. These are samples from my recent shoots.

Female actor headshots
Baltimore headshot photographer
actor headshots Maryland
Teen girl headshots
Beauty photography 
Headshot photographer
Talent agency
Casting agency headshots
Amy Jones Photography
Actor Grace Richardson
Child headshots
Child model photography
Child actor headshots
Headshots for kids Maryland
Headshot photographer Baltimore
Kid actor headshots
This little lady is getting into acting and modeling, these were her first professional photos.
Actor headshots Baltimore
Headshot photographer Maryland
Female actor headshots Baltimore
Harford County photographer
African American actor headshots
New headshot client Dahjn Gomez- one of the three looks from her session.
Actor headshot
Baltimore headshots for actors
Maryland headshot photographer
Female actor headshots
Commercial model headshots
I have been photographing Shari for years and years…always a pleasure to work with her.
Child actor and model Maddie
Child actor headshots
Natural headshots for kids
Kid modeling photos
Headshot photographer for kids
Baltimore actor headshots
2nd look for child actor and model Maddie B.
Commercial modeling photography
Advertising photography
Photography using models
Studio photography Baltimore
Marketing and Advertising photography Maryland
Advertising images for Lily Trotters Compressions socks (models Amanda and Adriana..and CocoBean)
Advertising photography
Commercial advertising photography
Model photography Maryland
Studio photography advertising
Marketing photography Baltimore
Advertising image for Lily Trotters socks- model Amanda Sandruck and CocoBean
Baltimore actor headshots
Headshot photography for actors
African American female actors
Headshot photography Baltimore
Harford County photographer
Actor headshot for Veronique MacRae.

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

Actor headshots
Character headshots
Young woman headshot
Baltimore headshot
Maryland headshot photographer
The kindergarten teacher
Actor headshot
Female actor headshot
Baltimore headshots
Harford County photographer
The kindergarten teacher
Professional women headshot
Maryland headshot
Corporate headshot
Female actor headshot
Actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photographer
The Lawyer
The Lawyer
Actor headshot
Young female actor headshot
Maryland headshot 
Baltimore headshots
Harford County photographer
The Girlfriend
Female actor headshot
Actor headshot
Baltmore headshot photographer
Maryland headshots
Corporate headshots
Business headshot
Casey Hayes- Deats
Actor headshot
Baltimore headshot
Actor photos
Maryland headshot photographer
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.

male actor headshot
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
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
actor headshot
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.

Some additional advice on getting started! https://www.dailyactor.com/how-to-become-an-actor/

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.

female actor headshot
teen actor headshot
actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photography
Harford County photographer
Actor & singer Kiley with the most amazing eyes on the planet © Amy Jones
Baltimore headshot photographer
actor headshot
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
actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photographer
Harford County photographer
child actor and model Skye copyright Amy Jones

Older male headshot
actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photographer
Natural light headshot
Harford County photographer
actor headshot © Amy Jones
actor headshot
male actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photographer
Harford County photographer
actor three quarter copyright Amy Jones
actor headshot
male actor headshot
SAG actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photographer
Actor and commercial model © Amy Jones
Natural light headshot
outside actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photographer
Harford County photographer
actor headshot copyright Amy Jones
teen headshot
male teen headshot
actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photographer
Teen actor headshot copyright Amy Jones
Comedy actor headshot
Funny headshot
Young male actor headshot
Baltimore headshot photographer
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
female actor headshot
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
Baltimore headshot photographer
Maryland headshot photographer
Harford County photographer
Headshot for teen actor Jadyn Mikay

Teen character headshot
actor headshot
Baltimore actor headshot
Maryland photographer
Harford County photographer
“prep school” character headshot for teen actor Jadyn Mikay
Teen actor headshot
character headshot
Baltimore actor headshots
Headshot photographer Maryland
Harford County photographer
“edgy girl” character headshot for Jadyn Mikay
actor headshot
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
Baltimore 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
Harford County photographer
Headshot for actor Gabe Viets
child actor headshot
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
Baltimore actor headshots
Child headshot for acting and pageants
Female model headshot
Natural makeup headshot
Commercial model headshot
Headshot photographer Baltimore
Harford County photographer
Modeling headshot