Choosing Your Chicago Headshot Photographer

Whether you’re an aspiring model, a business professional, or someone aiming to enhance their personal brand, choosing the right headshot photographer is a pivotal decision. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process and shed light on the qualities that make a photographer shine in the competitive world of headshot photography.

A Glimpse into Elegance: The Fur Coat 

The first image captured by the talented Chicago portrait photographer, Gress, unveils the magic that can be achieved with a touch of elegance. Picture this – a stunning female model donned in a luxurious fur coat, standing confidently against a dark background. Gress skillfully utilizes soft lighting to create an exquisite headshot that accentuates the model’s eyes. The result? A portrait that exudes sophistication and charm, capturing attention and leaving a lasting impression.

The Eyes Have It: A Close-Up Headshot

In the second image, Gress brings us up close and personal with the model. The composition is a testament to the power of emphasizing facial features, particularly the eyes. The model’s face fills the frame, allowing the beauty of her eyes to take center stage. Gress introduces a play of shadows, casting a touch of drama and emotion across her face. This close-up masterpiece is not just a headshot; it’s a narrative of depth and personality.

The White Background Essential Portrait

Gress, the seasoned portfolio photographer, masterfully wraps up the trio with a classic white background portrait – an absolute essential for any modeling portfolio. The lighting technique creates a beautiful edge, enhancing the model’s skin with a radiant glow. This timeless image serves as a reminder of the versatility and necessity of a well-executed white background portrait in the world of modeling photoshoots.


About Us

Models choose Chicago headshot photographer and portrait photographer John Gress to shoot great headshots, build their professional portfolios or celebrate one of life’s milestones. With years of experience in lifestyle and fashion photography, John Gress brings a creative approach to head shots that will set your LinkedIn apart, or that casting directors & agents notice. You can shoot in his studio or nearby outdoors. To view his headshot portfolio, please visit our gallery.

Our pricing and packages are designed to give you the flexibility to get exactly what you need, without having to pay for options you don’t want. Whether you are looking for a single finished image for your LinkedIn, or 20 images for your Instagram, you can get exactly what you need. All sessions include at least 1 retouched image with additional images available for purchase.

After the shoot I will send a link to a web gallery with all of the photos, minus the terrible ones, with a watermark on top. Then you will go through them and pick the images you would liked retouched. Once you send us the file names, we will retouch them, taking in to account any notes your have. Then, we will upload high resolution versions of the retouched images without watermarks for you to download.

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