Stand Out with an Exceptional Headshot
Your professional headshot will stand out from the crowd, far above the selfies and snapshots. You will communicate to your prospects that you take care of details and do the job right. That’s what potential clients look for and what will make you more likely to win their trust and business.
Who Needs A Professional Headshot Photograph?
- Business professionals and company executives
- Social media users, especially LinkedIn® social network
- Realtors, managing agents, and real estate agents
- Physicians, doctors, therapists, healthcare providers, and other medical professionals
- Models and modeling agencies
- Actors and acting talent agencies
- Performance artists
- Medical residency and medical school applicants
- Law firms, legal practices, lawyers, and attorneys
- Financial advisors, insurance agents, investment professionals, and certified public accountants (CPA‘s)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) and similar graduate degree students
- Teachers, professors, and lecturers
- Musicians, composers, and promoters
- Beauticians, hairstylists, and beauty salon stylists (especially for portfolios)
- Anyone needing a professional headshot photo for work.
You’ve Only Got 40 Milliseconds
Seattle headshot photographer Charlie Cotugno creates headshots designed to be your most effective visual marketing tool. Your headshot makes an impression in 40 milliseconds. Potential clients and employers will judge your competence, professionalism, and hundreds of other hiring qualities in an instant.
Facial Expression Coaching
It is hard not to worry about how you will look in your new headshots, especially when it comes to your expression. Don’t worry; we will coach you through a range of expressions and identify what works best for you and the people you are marketing to. And we don’t stop there. We will also work with you on how to hold your head, what to do with your eyes, jaw, arms, etc. Our goal is to make sure this is the best headshot you have ever had!
Each of the final headshots you select will get the star treatment during our retouching process. We will remove stray hairs, address skin blemishes, smooth out winkles, bags, and the double-chin that form when you smile, and address other elements for an image that will have you thinking, “Wow! I look great!”
“…From his attention to detail to his personable demeanor, Charlie truly knows how to capture the best of you…”
“Charlie is very professional and his work is beautiful. He has a real gift in capturing his clients’ true personality.”
“…Over the years, I’ve had countless headshots taken, and these are by far the best.”
Relax! And Get The Best Headshot You’ve Ever Had
Our Four-Step Process to Capture
a Headshot You Will Love
We start with a free phone consult; then you will receive information about clothing, hair, and makeup.
Your session has no time limit! We will create several looks and you can try as many outfits as you like!
After your session, I will guide you through the review process to select your best images.
Your retouched images will be delivered in several formats, ready for your website and social media.
Do You Need a Professional Headshot?
“Isn’t a snapshot good enough?”
“Won’t it cost a lot?”
“What should I wear? What shouldn’t I wear?”
One or all of these questions stop many people from getting a professional headshot. And that is too bad because a professional headshot better positions you for new opportunities and increasing your income. Plus, a professional headshot session can be an enjoyable and transformative experience.
Imagine having a headshot that you are proud to post on your online profiles, website, business card, email signature, and other branding materials. A great headshot will help you feel your best and elevate your image.
Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with Seattle headshot photographer Charlie Cotugno or get Charlie’s 2023 Headshot Guide. This guide answers dozens of headshot questions and includes tips on what to wear, makeup, hair, skin, and valuable tips to get you ready for a great headshot experience.
Short On Time?
Reserve Your 30-Minute Express Headshot Session
An Express Headshot Session is a condensed version of our Professional Headshot Session. It is perfect for anyone who wants to get their headshot and get on with their day.
Team Headshots for Organizations and Groups
Are your team’s headshots a mix of candids, selfies, and styles? Let us fix that! We will bring our remote photo studio to you to ensure a consistent, professional look across all your headshots. (We also offer a new hire program to ensure your new team member’s headshots maintain a consistent look.)
Scheduling a team photoshoot involves planning on your end, so you can count on us to communicate promptly and arrive on time on your photo day. In addition to logistical information, you will receive headshot tips and information to share with your team members well before photo day.
It is normal for people to feel nervous on photo day – they want a great headshot. We want to create a great headshot for everyone, too. Charlie’s down-to-earth personality, headshot expertise, and three decades of experience lay the groundwork. During each session, Charlie collaborates with your team members as he coaches them on facial expressions and poses, adjusts the lighting, and keeps the mood positive and encouraging as he shoots. He reviews the photos with each subject as they are created to ensure everything is just right. As soon as they are done, Charlie assists with their image selection. That way, you are not stuck with the chore of chasing down team members to gather all their selections for retouching.
You will receive all of your retouched and resized team headshots about a week after your team headshot day.
“I decided on Charlie to take our company’s professional photos for our new site launch, and I am so glad that we did! He was extremely flexible, understanding, patient, and personable. All of which were extremely important to me as the coordinator of these types of events that require multi-person scheduling to be considered. We requested for him to be onsite and he was punctual and very thorough with communicating his process and allowing our group to take as much or as little time as possible. Never made folks feel rushed or asking too much, and provided helpful suggestions to how to make them look their best in their photo. Considering having your photo taken is a vulnerable experience, Charlie aided everyone’s discomfort with his suggestions and guidance without being overbearing on the subject.
“I would highly recommend Charlie to companies of all different capacities. The photos were taken swiftly and returned to us fully retouched and sized appropriately within five days. Thanks again for making this such a low stress process for us, Charlie!”
– Seanelle Cabanos, Hudson Bay Insulation, Seattle, Washington
Seattle Headshot Studio
We welcome people from all over the country at our headshot photo studio in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle, next to the Old Rainier Brewery complex (with plenty of free on-site parking).
Remote Headshot Studio Service Area
We also travel to offices and facilities around the region to take individual headshots, headshots for teams, and commercial photos. We travel to Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Auburn, Bothell, Burien, Covington, Des Moines, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Lakewood, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, Medina, Mountlake Terrace, Newcastle, Normandy Park, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Tukwila, and surrounding areas.
Ready for a great headshot?