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Tucson Headshots

I have been doing portrait photography, in various forms, for over twenty years, but only began offering headshots in Tucson, a little over four years ago. It seemed like a natural progression for me. The more headshot photos I do, the more I love doing them! I love meeting new people, listening to their short stories and coming up with images that not only defines their personality, but puts a post-shoot smile on their face! If you are not completely happy with your images, you do not have to pay me a penny.

Headshot Photos

Headshots are portraits that concentrate on the upper body, from the shoulders to the top the head. Sections of the body, from chest down, are generally not included in the photos. See samples below.

People need head shots for personal use, such as high school senior photos, dating and social media sites or as business portraits and career related media, such as portfolios, websites, books, periodicals, business cards, etc. People of all ages, careers and walks of life have passed through my doors.

Natural Light Studio

There are two ways I can take your headshots. I can come to your home or business location and take them there, but it would cost you at least twice as much, or you can come to my home studio and take advantage of my $50 Headshots Special, which is what most people do. My home studio is somewhat unconventional, in that I do not work with standard traditional looking backgrounds. Instead, I achieve equally and often better results, by using white walls and natural window lighting techniques. This process involves the use of reflectors, deflectors and, on rare occasions, fill lighting. In general, it is a laid back, unconventional, setting that my customers say, feels much more comfortable than traditional studios.

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To schedule a sitting, call me at 520-744-2067, or just fill out this form.

Get DIRECTIONS to my home studio.

In most cases, you will have your images in 24-48-hours.


Faces of Antonella
If you are looking for more than just a couple of great headshot photos of yourself, I can always take more. See NEXT page.


Pages Headshots The Faces of Antonella Headshots - Unconventional Location Portraits
Roberto - Actor portrait Jennifer - Actor portrait Brian Trisha Aaron
Amy Jade Sameer - Business portrait Julia Paulla - Model portrait
Martha Dr. John - Business portrait Jamie Amber - Business Portrait Kai- Actor portrait

Head Shots - The Changing Background

The white walls in my photo room comprise the backdrop for the majority of the headshots I take. The hues on these walls are influenced by the varying degrees of the natural light that filters through my windows, at different times of day, and the diffusion materials I use. It is also influenced by the colors worn by my subjects. If my subject happens to be wearing purple, the background can appear slightly purple. The same thing can occur with just about every other color, except black and white. These effects are part of what makes my photo room a magical place for headshot photography. That said some of my customers require a more specific look for their background.

In the two samples, below, I illustrate the changes I made from the naturally preexisting background color (inset photos) to a color theme, chosen by my subjects. I call this, making a faux background of a faux background. When requested, I perform these changes post-shoot, in my digital dark room, (aka. Photoshop). If you have a specific background color scheme in mind, please provide a sample image, if possible. I will implement a background to match your selected images. Many studios that use artificial backgrounds cannot even promise you that.
See Headshots Special, for more details.


Before and After Headshot photos of Mark Before and After Headshot photos of Ross


Headshots in Monochrome - All headshots are originally taken in color.
Any of your color images can later be converted to monochrome (one color), during post production, at no cost.
All you have to do is ask.


Kathryn Luke - Classical Mucic Conductor Paulla Scott


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