Project Tag: headshots

Hélène Smith, PhD

When Hélène contacted me for another updated portrait, she was busy writing her PhD Dissertation. This time we had the shoot in her house, with warm ambient light and soft details to give a sense of her personality.

Creative environmental headshots like these are a great opportunity to introduce colours which can add to the story of the person and their personality.


Executive headshots for a business professional.

Ruan Skaarnek

Ruan Skaarnek is an ambitious entrepreneur from a small town intent to make big change.

From the position of gardener, he elevated himself through attending business and leadership workshops and learning how to run his own business. He proceeded to then successfully start his own gardening services, and his business and his dreams are still growing.

Hélène Smith

Hélène needed professional photos of herself for a book she wrote. A simple mobile studio setup was the ideal way to create a few different looks for her to choose from.

With a simple grey or white backdrop, several clean looks can be achieved.

environmental headshot


Whether for professional or personal use, environmental headshots are the perfect way to show off your own or your brand’s personality.

Environmental portraits have two benefits: firstly, you know your environment and will be more comfortable right off the bat.

Secondly, the environment tells a story, giving it an editorial feel, which helps tell the story of the person in it, and it helps tell the story of the brand or industry in which this person operates.

Environmental headshots can be creative or more formal for a corporate headshot. The options are limitless.

Natural and ambient light can be complemented with artificial light sources and flash, and our mobile studio setup is perfect for this.

creative headshots


Creative headshots can be an asset for creatives like photographers, filmmakers, designers or artists, but is also a great way for actors and models to keep their portfolio up to date.

With a creative headshot session, a mix of a corporate style and more informal style of portrait can be achieved, if preferred.

With this type of creative portrait shoot, your options are endless and the sky is the limit. A simple one-light studio setup, or something more complex; a natural light portrait or an environmental shoot, either inside, outside or both, are all options one can consider when thinking about the style of portrait when the function of it is considered.

Petra’s creative headshots were done using a mobile studio setup and a mix of natural light and flash.

Professional make-up is another extremely important factor when considering creative headshots. Professional make-up artists know how to bring out your best features and it is highly recommended to make use of them for this occasion.

watchmaker-creative headshot

Creative Headshots – Philtins

Creative headshots are a brilliant way to not only show off the personality of your company or brand, but also to memorialise the legends that built the company. In a sense, they can serve as a way to document the life and work of someone, apart from ticking all the other boxes for this style of portrait.

A watchmaker is not a common sight nowadays, and since most watches these days are factory-made, the art of watchmaking is fast becoming a thing of the past.

This family business is a generational icon, and creating environmental portraits for them was a great honour.

Neels, the owner-founder watchmaker, has since passed away, and in his footsteps followed his son and daughter-in-law.

These creative headshots were a way to celebrate his legacy.