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How Will You Get Your Photos?
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Today we’re answering a question from one of our viewers. This one is from Patrick in Raleigh, North Carolina. Patrick, be on the lookout for a $25 gift card! Remember, if we choose your question to answer on our video blog, we send you a $25 gift card, so keep sending in your questions.

Patrick’s question was, “After my photoshoot, how do I get my photos?”


The pictures are very high resolution and come in two sizes and can be used online or in print.


If you are handling this and scheduled and paid for the session yourself, we will deal with you on a one-to-one basis. After we’ve selected the best photo, retouched it and reformatted it in typically an 8×7 or 5×10 high resolution file, we will email that photo directly to you at the email address you provided.

In that email, we will provide you with a link to your password-protected online gallery and from there you can download your images. The gallery may contain one image or multiple depending on the type of session you paid for. The pictures are very high resolution and come in two sizes and can be used online or in print.

If you are with a company, we will work directly with the photo coordinator or assistant who set up the photoshoot. That individual will receive those retouched photos in a similar email with a link to the gallery. That gallery will include the high resolution photos from the photoshoot and will also be password protected. That individual will then internally distribute those photos to your company.

If you have any other questions or would like to schedule a session with us, please don’t hesitate to call. I’d be happy to help!

What Happens During Your “Coached” Session?
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One of our viewers, Natasha, recently asked, “What is a ‘coached’ session?’”

First of all, thank you for your question, Natasha. Be on the lookout for a $25 gift card. Remember, anytime we answer your question in a video, you get a gift card, so go ahead and send your questions in.

All through life, we’ve had coaches. You didn’t just step on the field and start playing ball—someone coached you.


We want you to feel comfortable and look confident in your photo.


Now, during our coached sessions, we will help you from start to finish so that you take the best photo possible.

Right when you walk in the door, we will evaluate the best angles, colors, and lighting for your skin tone and hair color. Once you sit down in the studio, we will coach you from shot to shot so that you feel comfortable and look confident in your photo.

Some people come in with high, tense shoulders, while others may lean back too far in an effort to look relaxed. Whether you have a long neck or a short neck, long hair or short hair, we will work to accentuate your positive features and minimize things that you feel self-conscious about.


Our coached session ends when you are happy with the best picture that we shot that day.


Thanks again to Natasha. If you have any other questions about our process, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you!
What To Wear When Taking a Corporate Headshot
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What should you wear when taking a corporate headshot?

Wear your “go to” outfit! The outfit you would wear to an interview or to meet a new boss is the best outfit for a corporate headshot. My “go to” outfit is a gray jacket, a solid blue shirt, and a blue and white tie. Your “go to” outfit could be any color. Don’t get stuck thinking you have to wear dark colors, but don’t go too crazy on the patterns, unless that’s your “go to.”

The most important thing is for you to love what you’re wearing.

The most important thing is for you to love what you’re wearing. Your “go to” is your lucky outfit. It’s the outfit you wore the last time you interviewed or closed a big deal. Make sure your outfit is clean and make sure it’s your “go to.”

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!

My Hands. What do I do with my Hands?

My Hands. What do I do with my Hands? 

We frequently get this question just before we shoot the first shot in a portrait session. If you’re doing a head & shoulder portrait, then you don’t have to concern yourself with the placement of your hands because they won’t be shown in the photograph.

However, if you’re shooting more of a portrait style image, then the hands MAY be shown. Even when that is the case, the hands are far from what will make or break your image.  The reality is that you are somewhat limited or restricted in hand placement, and that’s a good thing.

Take a look at the image below, and you’ll see most of the typical hand placement options. Every one of them might not work for you, but we’re confident that you’ll find something that feels comfortable and looks great. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of every hand placement.


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Headshots for Washington DC Consultants

I love meeting new people and thankfully my job affords me that opportunity on a daily basis. Earlier in the week we created a new business headshot Will Ansah, a Washington DC consultant. We needed to refine his look and convey a friendly and professional image for his current and future clients.

Will Ansah Business Headshots – Images by Delane Rouse

At DC Corporate Headshots we create outstanding corporate headshots for individuals, small and mid-sized businesses in the Washington DC area.

Washington DC Attorney Headshots+Executive Portraits

We recently worked with the Washington DC office of the law firm, Adams and Reece LLP. Adams and Reese LLP is a multidisciplinary law firm with offices strategically located throughout the southern United States and Washington, D.C. American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation’s top law firms – “The Am Law 200”. The National Law Journal also includes the firm on the “NLJ 250” list of the nation’s largest law firms.

New Website? You Need Headshots!

#5- Your boss is making the whole office do it.

Face it…you don’t want to have your picture shot today, but your boss tricked you and told you there would be donuts and you could leave early to go golfing if you did it without complaining. So what happened? You still complained but he didn’t hear you. You’re 42 years old and you still don’t know how to tie your tie. You don’t like wearing earrings and lipstick.

We take regular people and make them look WAAAAYYYY better than regular. DC Corporate Headshots worked with Enhesa, Inc. to create business headshots for the entire office. Quick. Easy. Effective.

#4- Your “not-so-current” headshot was made BEFORE color film was the standard.

The last time you had a corporate headshot done we were kicking around words like Kodak, Tri-X, and Agfa-Pan. “Artist” were developing b&w film in little tanks and making custom 8×10 prints that looked AWESOME!!! Those days are long gone buddy…get real. At DC Corporate Headshots we use high resolution digital capture systems that blow away your little 12 mega-pixel rinky-dink point & shoot. Step into the 2000’s…get a decent hair-cut, stop driving the station wagon and UPDATE YOUR IMAGE!!!

#3-You need to increase your client base.

You’ve already heard the phrase…”to make money you have to spend money”…and it’s oh so true. Get your face out there, pound the pavement, go to the Chamber of Commerce meetings, get your new business cards printed, update that website that you created using the $49 software you bought from Office Max. Updating your current business headshot then USING it on every piece of marketing material you have is the first step you should take to increasing your client base.

#2-You’re single and can use it on Facebook ®

Be honest…we know that you’re going to use the picture on your law-firm website but you’re also going to use Picasa to cut out the background and upload it to your Facebook profile. That’s cool. We have hundreds of clients that are using our image for personal and professional usage. We know that you wore that special sweater for a reason.

#1-You were recently laid-off/fired/down-sized/right-sized/etc.

We’ve all seen the effects of this “new” economy and it’s not pretty. At least it looks like the worst is behind us, so TODAY is the day that you make the decision to invest in your future.   A fresh and updated image from DC Corporate Headshots gives you an advantage over the person that isn’t ready to hit the ground running. Your new employer can use the image for press releases, trade magazines, speaking engagements, marketing collateral, personnel files, I.D. cards and more.

If you fit this category, we’ll deduct $50 off your session fee. Our way of saying “Go Get ’em!!!”

The Walker Group: DC Business Headshots

My favorite assignment today was creating a new business headshot for Jason R. Klein of the Walker Group. The Walker Group provides real estate solutions nationwide to associations, foundations, companies, legal and accounting firms, families and individuals in need of real estate expertise.

Jason Klein | Washington DC Commercial Real Estate Headshots – Images by Delane Rouse

Commercial real estate and construction definitely seem to be on the comeback, so while you’re thinking about what you can do to stay ahead of the curve and a step in front of your competition now is a great time to update your business headshot with a session with DC Corporate Headshots

Washington DC Real Estate Headshots

This week we created headshots for two Washington DC area individuals involved in the real estate business. In fact, the majority of out April business headshot clients have been real estate professionals.  Jorgen Punda is in commercial real estate and Angela in the residential market.

Hopefully this means that the the market is taking a positive turn…

DC Corporate Headshots created business portraits for busy professionals for small and mid-sized business in the Washington DC area.

A good headshot is a business necessity and give you an advantage when it comes to delivering a professional image, gaining positive publicity and getting that next contract or deal accomplished. A great headshot makes you more personable and allows people to see who you are and more importantly a potential client them want to work with you. Your headshot is an integral part of your brand.

At DC Corporate Headshots, we produce high resolution digital images that are consistent, well-lit  and help portray you in a professional and honest manner. Sessions are simple and relaxed and we’ll have you in and out in less than 45 minutes.

Washington DC Corporate Headshots for Realtors

DC Corporate Headhsots recently worked with a Washington DC based realtor to produce a new and professional business headshot to be used on websites, signage and other collateral marketing material.

We produce exactly what you need in a business headshot/portrait and we know the difference from between an actors headshot and a business headshot.

If you’re looking to upgrade your image call 202-596-1548 and schedule your appointment today. We specialize in quick (less than 24 hour turnaround) of high resolution, retouched images.