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
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First look for young actor
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2nd look
Teen actor headshot
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African American male headshot
Male actor headshot
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3rd look
Teen actor headshot
Outdoor headshot
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4th look for young actor Stanley Grizmala
Business portraits
Corporate headshots
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Harford County headshots
A few of the many business portraits shot for Apex Physics Partners
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blonde model headshots
Baltimore headshots
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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
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Female actor headshots
“The love interest”
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Baltimore headshot photographer
Actor Ashlin Teague headshot
Child headshots
Teen actor
Baltimore headshots
Harford County photographer
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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.

Actor headshot
character headshots
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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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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
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Harford County photographer
actor headshot sample copyright Amy Jones
Child actor headshot
Child modeling photo
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child actor and model Skye copyright Amy Jones

Older male headshot
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Harford County photographer
actor headshot © Amy Jones
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actor three quarter copyright Amy Jones
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SAG actor headshot
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Actor and commercial model © Amy Jones
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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
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Older actress headshot
actor headshot copyright Amy Jones
Natural light headshot
Female actor headshot
Headshots for women
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Natural light headshot
Unique business headshots
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Headshot for marketing
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Outdoor headshot
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commercial modeling photography
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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
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Headshot for teen actor Jadyn Mikay

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

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

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

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Rachel showing new style in blue

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.

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

Actor and Model headshots and model composite card images (Zed Cards). I specialized in commercial modeling images as well as actor/model headshots for various Baltimore, Washington, Pennsylvania, and Virginia casting agencies. These are samples of commercial modeling and headshot images for adults and teen/children.

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Teen Child actor headshot
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Teen actor and model portfolio images
Samantha new acting headshot for auditions and personal branding
Teen headshots
Commercial headshots
Modeling headshots
Baltimore headshots
Actor headshots
Maryland headshots
Teen actor and model headshots for commercial modeling and auditions
Actor headshots Baltimore
Maryland actor headshots
Headshots for actors
Actor headshots
Child actor headshot
Baltimore headshots
Teen Maryland headshots
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Teen headshot Child actor headshot
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Teen modeling images
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Baltimore actor headshots
Teen modeling images for Allie Brown.
Actor headshots
Commercial model headshots
Baltimore headshots
Maryland headshots
Commercial model and actor headshots
Commercial modeling images
Zed card images
Actor model headshots
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Teen modeling images
Teen Children headshots
Many years of commercial modeling samples and headshots All images copyright Amy Jones

Website and catalog images

Photographing gorgeous jewelry with a beautiful model for website and catalog images is a good day for a photographer.  I was lucky enough to connect with String of Jewels and wonderful company run by a creative and sweet women named Traci Cormell.  Website and catalog images.

String of Jewels catalog and website use
String of Jewels catalog and website use

Earring catalog and website use
Earring catalog and website use

Actor headshots

The lovely Laura Boswell returned for some new headshots.  Love these natural light shots done at my studio entrance.  Hair and makeup by the talented Lindsay Shields.

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