Category: Studio
The Life of a Portrait Photographer

It’s the second week of December and we’re pushing towards the end of what has been a VERY busy year for our portrait studio. In April-June, we worked with a New York based client to create business portraits for 2000 3000 medical professionals. We spent 10 weeks in and out of 48 different offices throughout Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island and Brooklyn. Honestly, it was a lot of fun.

The work didn’t let up as we did MAJOR assignments for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Philips, Zurich, Wells Fargo, Comcast, Bank of America, and Baker Donelson (to name a few).

We completed portrait assignments in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, and Washington DC.

This week we’ll spend 2 days creating environmental portraits for a large trade association in Washington DC, work with a client in our Baltimore studio, create some collateral marketing imagery for one of our law firm clients that is moving into a new office, and create 14 new portraits and a 6 minute video for one of our long-time Boston based clients.

Friday we’ll unpack, recharge batteries, clean gear and repack to fire back up next week when were back in Baltimore to work with an award winning real-estate client on Monday as well as working with our group of medical professionals in NYC. It’s going to be a long, but productive day.

Tuesday (week of 12/15) we start the final week of shooting for one of our new law-firm clients, which will lead us right up to December 24th. We’ll take a few days off for the Christmas Holiday but jump right back in on 12/29 with our medical professionals.

This is the way our entire 2014 has gone. We’re not complaining…in fact, we’re looking forward to an even busier 2015!


Corporate Headshots for Media Advisors and Digital Strategist

 “Delane made the whole headshot experience painless–even enjoyable. He is a true professional, and I highly recommend him to any individual, firm, or company in need of corporate headshots! Give him a call; you won’t be disappointed.”

We frequently create corporate headshots for media advisors, digital strategists, and communications managers in the Washington DC area. Our studio is located on Capitol Hill and you won’t find anyone else in the area that ONLY creates corporate headshots and business portraits.

We like working with individuals in the communications and media field because we feel like we’re on the same page when it comes to assisting in creating or updating your brand.

What sets us apart? Our PROFESSIONALISM. Our approach to COACHING you throughout your session and finally…our COMMITMENT to staying the best in the business through consistently honing our craft and expertise.

Business Portrait for Corporate Communications Executives in Washington DC

Business Portrait for Corporate Communications Executives in Washington DC


New Website? You Need Headshots!

The last few weeks has seen us creating new corporate headshots for clients like McGuireWoods, Booz Allen Hamilton, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, HSBC and Level 3 Communications. July and August we will work with clients in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and San Francisco.

Several of the shoots will involve creating environmental portraits  where we have the opportunity to display our creativity along with our ability to produce an event that runs with military precision for our busy clients. It doesn’t matter whether we are working in our Washington DC studio or your office in the middle of the country…we are able to create stunning images that present your confidence and approachability the way it needs to be displayed.

More and more of America’s best companies are selecting DC Corporate Headshots (a division of Rouse Photography Group, LLC) for their corporate headshots and executive portraits. See why by looking around and calling 888-984-4777. We’re looking forward to working with you!


New Website? You Need Headshots!

alexandria_va_business_headshot copyWe recently worked with a client that needed to update her business headshot for her new company. The client is an attorney at an Association

based in Alexandria VA and fortunately hadn’t had a
business portrait since 2009. We actually photographed this at the clients home in Alexandria on a weekend because it was more convenient. In this case she selected the grey outfit because it was neutral and we selected a darker grey background to provide some contrast.

You can view our details and pricing for  studio photography  sessions or for  location portrait sessions.

Professional Photographer Alexandria VA

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.

New Website? You Need Headshots!

If I’m right…it sounds like you need a professional photographer. You’re at the right place! DC Corporate Headshots is a professional photography studio based in Washington DC and serving the entire DC-MD-VA area. We also serve the Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego markets.  We’re professional, committed to producing excellent images and we are easy to work with. We offer online scheduling that allows you to see our availability in real-time along with early morning, evening and weekend hours to meet the needs of your busy professional and personal life.

If you don’t want to schedule online or have questions you can reach our call center 24/7/365 at 202-596-1548.

Here are a few headshots that we recently created for an area CFO. The goal was to produce a series of images that shoe the client as “confident”, “approachable”. Take a look at what the client had to say after the session…

Tim R. says:  I have never had a professional picture taken before. Delane was very professional and really helped make this a positive experience. He called me shortly after I set the appointment, made sure I knew how to find his studio and asked about what I wanted out of the headshot. On the day of my appointment he was ready on time, and really made me feel at ease. He took several great shots and helped me chose the one that best represented me. I would gladly recommend him to anyone.


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New Website? You Need Headshots!

Earlier this week we had the pleasure of working with Washington DC and South Florida fitness professional Malyssa Howard in our Capitol Hill  photography studio. I finally had a chance to really work with my Nikon D800 as we shot both video and stills. The 36MP files from the D800 are outstanding and definitely rival that of medium format in terms of resolution and quality.

These photos are cool because they are somewhat of an “informal business headshot“, and a little different from the traditional headshot. We don’t see anything wrong with either style…you can select which one fits your company style better. Lighting for corporate headshots is a science and an art to us

Clients use our photos for their LinkedIn profiles, corporate website photos, RFP’s, brochures, and annual report photography.

Business Headshots with Big Personality


Since we were stilling video this afforded us the opportunity to use our Kino-Flo lighting kit…you won’t find a better set of lights for video and since it serves double duty and creates a wonderful, consistent light for stills this was an easy choice for this photography session.

At DC Corporate Headshots we specialize in providing  outstanding corporate and business headshots  for businesses of all sizes in the Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, and Washington DC  metro areas.

We are available for executive headshots, business portraits, executive portraits, and commercial assignments around the globe on a moments notice.



Headshots for Business

We recently had the pleasure of working with Bob C. in our Washington DC photography studio. Bob used our online scheduling tool to select his appointment date and time and pay his deposit to reserve his session. All from the comfort of his own home/office. We often like to provide our clients with multiple looks to give them as much range and usage as possible. Hey…if you’re already in the studio you might as well take advantage of your time and our expertise.


As you can tell, just removing the tie for me can change the feeling that the image sends to the viewer. It’s much less formal in a business environment but still shows that the subject is confident and is very approachable.

If you are in the Washington DC area and seeking a headshot photographer to create a new or updates business image for you please give us a call at 888-984-4777. We accept appointments 7 day a week. Most sessions are done in 30-40 minutes and you’ll be on your way with the best headshot you’ve ever had. In addition to social media usage (Linkedin, corporate blogs and websites) many business clients are now using headshots when they submit RFP to potential clients. This is a great way to make a lasting impression.

DC Corporate Headshots is a division of Rouse Photography Group, LLC. We are the studio that is recognized throughout the Mid-Atlantic as one of the most sought after studios.