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Philadelphia Corporate Headshot Photographer – Session with Kim at Old City Studio

It was such a pleasure working with Kim!  She had never had a professional headshot taken, so she didn’t know what to expect – but we immediately put her at ease!

Aleksandra Ambrozy provided the gorgeous makeup and hair styling, which ended up being a nice, pampering treat for Kim.

I photographed Kim both in studio and around Old City to provide several options and environments.  We were able to capture a professional, yet stylish and comfortable look.

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Thanks so much Kim for allowing me to capture and highlight your professional image!

 

Philadelphia Headshot Photographer: Kristin Weldon Peri – featured on Food Networks Sweet Genius

Philadelphia Headshot Photographer

I was thrilled to hear from Kristin when she wanted to update her headshot.  We worked together a few years ago and her career has really taken off! Kristin Weldon Peri is the owner of Divine Cakes, and was featured on Food Network‘s Sweet Genius show with Ron Ben Israel.food_network_kristin_weldon_peri_Philadelphia_headshot_photographer_head_shot_photography_Laura_Eaton_PA_headshots_models_actor_blogger_expert_bio_picture_image_stylistPhiladelphia_headshot_photographer_head_shot_photography_Laura_Eaton_PA_headshots_models_actor_blogger_expert_bio_picture_image_stylist_Kristin_weldon_peri_editPhiladelphia_headshot_photographer_head_shot_photography_Laura_Eaton_PA_headshots_models_actor_blogger_expert_bio_picture_image_stylist_Kristen_weldon_peri_food_network_star

Philadelphia Headshot Photographer Laura Eaton

 

Hair & makeup by the talemted Victoria of Bella Angel.

 

All images are copyright © Laura Eaton Photography 2013. Philadelphia headshot photographer, Laura Eaton, is available on location or in our Old City studio. Please email us at lauraeatonphoto@gmail.com if you would like to book a session.

No more “Selfies” – Why you can’t afford NOT to have a great headshot… by Philadelphia Headshot Photographer Laura Eaton

 Philadelphia Headshot Photographer Laura Eaton

Today, everyone needs a headshot….

If you run your own business, you need a headshot.

If you write a blog, you need a headshot.

If you are simply on Facebook – you need a headshot…

And no, that photo you cropped with some random person’s hand resting on your should DOES NOT COUNT.  Or an image of you at a party with a drink in your hand.  Or a blurry iPhone photo.  None of these will allow you to be taken seriously.  Professional headshots are a must-have in today’s social media driven society.

And please, it would be better to have NO photo than to have a “selfie” (you know, when you hold the phone up over your head).  I beg of you, please don’t.

Its one thing to simply take a nice photo and put it on your profile, its another thing to have that photo truly represent who you are.

Your style, personality and even your passion can shine through a great headshot.  Headshots have evolved from the usual studio set up – a couple of lights, white background and a stool.  There is a still a need for these types of images (i.e. if you need a white background to match your site or for corporate consistency), but if you are a creative professional, it pays to make the investment and work with someone who can capture your personality and style.  Environmental portraits take headshots to the next level.  Being photographed in an interesting environment can add depth and detail to your image.  An urban environment can communicate an edgy vibe, while shooting in a field would work well if your style or business is more “organic” or natural.

Yes, a professional headshot can be a significant investment.  Most photographers can take a good portrait, but if you are running a business that is based in style, creativity, or is based on “you” as a personality – you might need to invest in more than just a basic photo.  If you have anxiety in front of the camera, professional hair & makeup services can give you that extra confidence boost before your shoot.  Another great option is wardrobe styling.  Megan Kristel offers a fantastic service to help refine your look and select clothes that make you feel fabulous (all of this truly shows in the images – people radiate confidence when they have taken the time to really prepare – you will look and feel your best).

 

International speaker Neen James and Australian stylist Jenni Sellan commissioned me to take their lifestyle based headshots.  Not only was this a fun experience, but it was massively productive for their respective businesses.  Neen needed to update her “standard” headshot that she needed for her speaking engagements, but she also needed images for her site and social media that she could use to communicate her over-the-top energy, amazing wit and fun-filled style.  Neen is one of the most dynamic people I’ve met, period.  These images are just a sample of what we captured:

Jenni needed images for her style site and social media.  She had a very particular vision and we were able to use that to create images that captured the different facets of her personality and style.  She is all at once bohemian and edgy, laid back and put-together – yet there is a cohesive thread that runs through each of her looks – its timeless, effortless and undeniably cool.

Some of our favorite professionals include:

Bella Angel Hair & Makeup:  www.bella-angel.com

Aleksandra Ambrozy:  www.makeupbyaleksandra.com

Beke Beau Makeup Artist:  www.bekebeau.com

Kristel Closets – Image consulting & styling:  www.kristelclosets.com

 

Sessions are available weekdays and some weekends.  Our studio is conveniently located in Old City Philadelphia, but on location services are available.  Email Laura for more information:  lauraeatonphoto@gmail.com or call 609.954.0488

 

Past & present clients include:

Kerry Barrett – FOX 29 Philadelphia News Anchor
Megan Kristel – Professional Stylist & Image Consultant
Lilianna Vasquez – Fashion Blogger, Author & Television Personality
Neen James – Productivity Expert & International Speaker
Dr. Dale Archer - Psychiatrist & Author
Gary & Liz Scarlett – Owners of Scarlett Alley
Mark Kingsdorf – Wedding Expert
Beke Beau – Philadelphia Makeup Artist
Kristin Weldon Peri - Owner of Divine Cakes & competitor on Food Network’s “Sweet Genius”
Caitlin Roth - FOX 29 Philadelphia Meteorologist

 

All images copyright ©Laura Eaton 2013 – Philadelphia Headshot Photographer.

Philadelphia Diner en Blanc 2013 – Event Photography by Laura Eaton

This definitely falls in to the category of being a “personal” post, but I couldn’t resist.  I was lucky enough to attend 2013 Philadelphia Diner en Blanc this year, and it did not disappoint – it was surreal!  The entire event is just magic!  2500 attendees, all dressed in white enjoying a pop-up picnic in a top-secret location – it has it all; a little bit of whimsy, a little mystery – and a ton of fun!

I must admit, my main motivation to attend was to photograph the event.  I knew I should just sit back and enjoy the spectacle unfolding all around me…. but…. if you have ever met me in person, you would know that is impossible.  Oh, and there was a “Most Elegant Table” contest…. if you met me, you know that I’m competitive too…..

My “date” for the evening – the incredible cinematographer Alicia Nathanson of Blossom Productions!  (Thank you for all your help!)Our table-neighbors, Elvira & Kevin – the sweetest couple ever!

Gorgeous Ms. Katie Griffin!

Remember the competitive part?  Our table was nominated for Philadelphia Diner en Blanc 2013 Most Elegant Table! (Didn’t win, but only 6 out of over 1200 tables were nominated – I’m counting that as a “win!”)

The “diner” ends with an amazing dance party – all under the sparkling lights of Philadelphia.

Event organizers Kayli Moran and Natanya DiBona

The scale of this event is simply amazing – so happy I was a part of it!  Looking forward to next year!

Shifting our focus… Laura Eaton Photography now specializes in destination weddings, elopements and intimate ceremonies

2013 brings us into our 10th year of photographing weddings – and we could not be happier or more proud of what we have accomplished over the last decade.  We have made so many amazing friends, built several businesses and traveled the world doing what we love.  We thank every single one of our clients for entrusting us with your most precious memories!  You allowed us into your lives, and we hope we documented your love in the most beautiful and creative way possible.

This post is starting to sound like an “ending,” but its definitely a positive, new beginning!

Because we love to travel, we have decided to shift our main focus to destination weddings.  We have been fortunate enough to photograph weddings & engagements in France (Paris, Champagne Saint-Hilare and Mont Saint Michel), Italy (Venice), Mexico, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico.  There is so much more of the world for us to explore, so we can’t wait to see where the next wedding will take us!

We will still accept a limited number of New York City & Philadelphia area weddings, in particular we are hoping to photograph more intimate ceremonies, backyard weddings and elopements.

We are also restructuring our pricing, our rates will be now be customized to the size & scale of each event (yes, you can afford us!).

These changes will allow us to have more time to focus on our family, and to work on our other businesses (SoireePhiladelphia.com, my branding & marketing company and something new coming soon!).

Thank you for 10 years of great memories and more!
XO,
Laura & Paul

Here are just a few of our most favorite destination wedding images from the last few years….