Category: Assignment
Corporate Headshots for the Staff at National Geographic

Today we created new and updated business portraits for 55 of the AWESOME staff members at National Geographic.

I’ll admit it…if we ranked our clients (we would never do that publicly) but if we did…NatGeo would be TOPS on the list. They are the BEST!!! We’ve been working with them for 3+ years and have photographed over 450 people in Washington DC and it never gets old.

After coaching each and every client we sit with them and help them select their favorite image. Trust me when I tell you this is the hard part…but with our guidance and tips plus feedback from the individual we have created a process that works 100% of the time. GUARANTEED.



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Business Portraits for National Geographic

On Assignment with Tom Daschle of The Daschle Group and Baker Donelson

This is from a few weeks ago…an updated portrait for Tom Daschle (former U.S. Senate Majority Leader). He needed the update portrait as he recently formed The Daschle Group, a Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson, large law firm and lobbying group in Washington DC.

Studio portraits for Tom Daschle . Photo by Delane Rouse/DC Corporate Headshots.

We currently have studios in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.

We provide our services in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Antonio, San Diego, Seattle and Washington DC (our headquarters).

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A few months ago we received an inquiry from one of the largest multi-specialty physician practices in the New York metropolitan region. After a brisk dialogue we established an agreement where we will provided business portrait services to 48 of their locations throughout all 5 Burroughs of New York City. It’s our pleasure to work with an innovative health care leader that provides “best-in-class” care.

May and June will be especially busy months for us. We will be creating business portraits in:

  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Denver
  • Dallas
  • Montreal
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • San Diego
  • Washington, DC

If you are looking for an fantastic business portrait photographer in any of these cities (or ANY city) please contact us at 888-984-4777 for more information.

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Follow-up: Business Portraits for Engineering Firm

Last week we created headshots for an engineering firm with offices in Vienna VA and Baltimore MD. We shot those images on a chroma-green background so that each of the clients offices would look consistent. When presented with the opportunity to help a client we alway try to go the extra mile. Originally several different (unrelated) photography studios from around the country would be working on the project…that was a recipe for inconsistency. Using different cameras, backgrounds, lighting equipment, etc. combined with the logistics associated with different office spaces just doesn’t allow for the level of consistency most clients would like.

We suggested that all of the images be photographed on green-screen, extracted, and placed on the client supplied background.

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DC Corporate Headshots is the leader in providing business portraits and professional headshots to the nationwide business community. On a daily basis our clients are featured in national magazines, regional and local publications and many of them have something in common; we created the image that they used to project their visual brand.

Call us at 202.368.1388 to hear more about our services and our group/office discounts.

Business Portraits for Professional Engineering and Specialty Field Services Firm

New Website? You Need Headshots!

We’re 11 hours into our business day sitting at Chicago’s O’Hara Airport when I find out  that my flight back to Washington DC was delayed…so what better to do than edit the images from our shoot earlier today.

Our client  today was a Chicago based real estate development firm. A few weeks ago we worked with their Washington DC office and this week we flew to Chicago to photograph 25 of their midwest based executives. I’ll admit that the highlight was talking business the Chairman and CEO…a man with 30+ years experience and that has developed over $2 BILLION of urban mixed-use projects. Whenever I have the opportunity I try to get a few minutes of his/her ear to discuss business. I definitely walked away with 2-3 tidbits of information that will help me grow as a leader and business owner.


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The image on the right has a ghost (i.e. my First Assistant) in the background of what I think is a fantastic image. Fortunately we had 10-12 other great frames that the client loved as well.

Did you know that it only takes 15 minutes to update your corporate headshot with a new outstanding business portrait?

New Website? You Need Headshots!

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We’re always proud when we receive great feedback from our business portrait clients. Here is a testimonial from Mary G. that just hit our inbox.

“Delane provided excellent service for my corporate  photo shoot.   He gave sound advice about what to wear and how to stand to create an  optimal photo.   In addition, he is very personable and his photo studio is conveniently located on Capitol Hill, with plenty of free parking nearby.”

The really cool thing is that Mary initially contacted us about 6 months ago. Our first conversation was probably a 20-30 minute dialogue regarding her specific needs and what she could expect during the session. In late January Mary called back and booked her session. I remembered our original talk and referenced specifics from that conversation.

Fast forward to today…Mary arrived and changed into her business attire while we prepped the lights and tweaked the setup. We shot 25-30 images in each of her outfits. Between the outfits I changed the lighting to go from a light warm grey background to a crisp white background. After the shooting was done we sat down to review the images. THIS was the difficult part…Mary had so many great options from which to choose. We finally narrowed it down to her favorite (4) images…two of them are displayed here.


Executive Photography DC

Discerning executives choose DC Corporate Headshots for their business portrait needs. We provide corporate headshots that are be used in brochures, web sites, social media, annual reports, speaking engagements, and other collateral marketing material. Executive photography will never be easy but our goal is to make it EASY FOR YOU.

Since our beginning we have earned a reputation for providing individuals and companies of all sizes with the professional photographs that make them look their very best.

Corporate headshot photographer, Delane Rouse/Rouse Photography Group, LLC., specializes in creating corporate headshots and executive portraits at your office/location or in our local studio*. We make scheduling your appointments easy and we permanently archive your images for future reference. To arrange your appointment or get a custom quote for your office or group, call our scheduling department at 888-984-4777 or use our contact form and we’ll handle the rest.

Shooting Corporate Headshots in Charlotte NC

Charlotte NC is a great city for shooting Corporate Headshots for business. It has a good mix of large, medium and small sized businesses…so when we were contact by a Real Estate Development company that has offices in the Washington DC area as well as Charlotte we were very excited about working with them. The key was to produce new business portraits for their key people in both locations…but the images needed to be posed in a similar manner and the lighting needed to be consistent as well.

We elected to travel with our Elinchrom Quadra Ranger lighting kit, Photek Softlighters, and our Nikon 36Mega-Pixel D800. Our first client was photographed at 1:58 PM and the sixth (and last) one was complete at 2:48 PM…this includes the shooting time as well as time to select each persons favorite image. We prode ourselves on providing you with a very efficient portrait process.

Arlington Professional Headshots

Corporate Headshot Photos

For clients looking for Arlington Corporate Headshots, looking to showcase confidence and approachability…then DC Corporate Headshots is here to help you and your business.

Today we worked with a new client to create a series of business portraits for a new website and collateral marketing material. The client was awesome…well prepared and helpful.

We can offer your professionals suggestions on what to wear for their headshot sessions, we assist with posing, and can also help determine what style of image is most appropriate for your line of business. Our team uses the highest quality Nikon camera equipment and Swiss made professional lighting.

Keep in mind that great business portraits are useful for CEO’s, entrepreneurs, executives of all levels, commercial real estate professionals, and most other careers.

Call us at 888.984.4777 to learn more or to schedule your appointment.

New Website? You Need Headshots!

Several months ago we were contacted by a client in the Philadelphia area that needed an environmental headshot for a magazine article. After we identified all their photographic needs (style, horizontal/vertical, location, date/time, availability of the subject) we settled in and scheduled a headshot session.

Unfortunately, on the morning of the shoot the client had something come up and wouldn’t be able to make it. However, since we have photographers in most major markets (Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, and Washington DC)  in the US we worked with the client to reschedule a session in the Chicago studio.

Chicago based photographer, Andrew C., created a series on OUTSTANDING headshots and portraits from which the client could select. It was NOT easy to eliminate image and make the final selection…and this is a great “problem” to have.  The images were used on the cover, as an inside spread and on the PROGRESS in Lending Association  website as “Joe Dombrowski of Fiserv talks frankly about what servicers need to do today in order to really excel under difficult conditions“.

If you are in need of an great business portrait for a publication, website, LinkedIn profile, trade show program or any public relations/marketing material you should give us a call at 888.984.4777.

DC Corporate Headshots and Denver Corporate Headshots are divisions of Rouse Photography Group, LLC.