Happy New Year – It’s a great time for a new headshot

HeadshotThe new year is a great time for new headshots. It’s a time to update your image and do something good for yourself during the cool winter months.

The holidays are always busy with theater students home from college needing new photos.

After that, January is busy with actor headshots and businesses professionals updating their profile and LinkedIn photos.

Kristin came to my Minneapolis studio for an update to her current business headshot, which we got dialed in pretty quickly.

After that she asked if we could do something a little more candid that she could use on social media.

Thanks to the beautiful natural light and a fabulous wooden rocking chair, we got this great shot:

Casual Headshot

Ready to update your headshot?

If you’re in Minneapolis and looking for a headshot photographer, you’ve come to the right place. Check out my headshots page for info and pricing and then reach out to book your session!

Mini Headshot Sessions Now Available

For most of the last ten years, I’ve only offered 2+ hour long headshot sessions at my studio in Minneapolis.

After doing several of quick sessions for friends, I’ve realized that not everyone needs a longer headshot session. I’m now offering mini headshot sessions to everyone.

I’m always surprised when I see people who are still using bad snapshots as their LinkedIn profile photo, especially because it’s so easy to get a better photo.

My mini headshot sessions usually last under an hour and are most often best for business headshots and profile pics. That said, it can also be a good way for actors to get a quick update between their regular headshot sessions.

Here are some headshots that came out of a mini session.

business headshots

Click here for more information or contact me to set up a session.

From Theater to Headshots

Before I started doing headshots in 2006, I was primarily photographing live theater around Minneapolis. I did a lot of that, which eventually lead to meeting actors who needed a new headshot or promo photos for their plays.

I got busy enough at my studio that I eventually had to choose to continue shooting live theater or focus on headshots. I chose the latter and am proud that I’ve maintained the same photo studio in Northeast Minneapolis for 10+ years.

Just last week I had the opportunity to photograph a lovely new play (Roller Derby Queen) over at the Gremlin Theatre in St. Paul.  To my great surprise, I had two photos above the fold on the cover of the Pioneer Press weekend section.

I didn’t get a physical copy, but a friend sent this photo to me that I wanted to share.

Minneapolis theater headshots

Need new headshots? Check out my website and get in touch.

Minneapolis Headshots


Hello! After over 10 years in Minneapolis doing headshots, I decided to start this blog as a way to share helpful info.

I’ll post every week or two and have a list of posts ready to go, but if you have an idea for something you’d like to read more about, let me know.

Have a question or want to book a headshot session? Get in touch.

About me

I’m a headshot photographer based in Northeast Minneapolis, MN. My studio work focuses on headshots and portraits for print, LinkedIn and social media, but I also love travel and documentary photography. You can view my personal photography work here.


I feel so lucky to have a studio in the Casket Arts Building, located in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. It features 1,200 square feet of comfortable shooting, work, and lounge space. The whole building has great lobbies and textures for lots of headshot options.

Here are some photos:

Headshot studio