Seattle Headshots

Here is the list of Seattle area headshot photographers. Some are cheap and some are not. Some come with hair and make-up personnel while others do not. It is up to you to use your best judgement and decide what kind of picture you're looking for. In this market, it isn't necessary to have the best picture. However, if you're going to start applying for agency representation, start auditioning for commercial work, or considering the move to a larger market--then the first place to start is by getting the best headshot you can!

If you can, ask a local agent or director that you're interested in working with if they prefer natural backgrounds, white, or grey. There are so many options and some people in our industry have strong preferences--so know before you spend the money! Many of these photographers will be willing to work with you on what you'd like.

I've been behind, but I've added some of the amazing talent in our community to this list. Thank you for your recommendations! The one's marked NEW are not new in talent, just new to me. 

In no specific order:

John Galfano        John Ulman                  Susan Doupe              Kevin Weing            Danielle Barnum

David Hiller         Kimono Photography   Lisa Squared         Vertizon Photography    Wayne Rutledge

Linda Dalton          Mike Nakamura         Gabriel Solis            Eva Blanchard  New!


Greg James LA based, Seattle Studio

Mark Brennan  Vancouver based

Michael Ford  Vancouver based

Kevin Clark   Vancouver based, will travel

Lauren Hurt  LA based, Portland Studio

Lavenda Memory Portland based




Prices are steadily rising in the area as more and more actors begin to take their headshot seriously. There are many more talented photographers that I didn't mention here. If you know of any I should add, let me know!

39 comments:

  1. http://www.davidhiller.com

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  2. Have you checked out Natasha's work at www.kimonophotography.com?

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  3. Those are both great suggestions! I meant to add David Hiller before. I updated my list; thanks a lot for the suggestions!

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  4. You're welcome, Olivia. Glad I could help!

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  5. Thanks Sacha for this list. I send a lot of local actors to this page for headshot photographers suggestions. Denise Gibbs Foreground Background LLC

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  6. New headshot photographers in town Lisa2 Photographing : http://www.facebook.com/Lisa2Photographing

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  7. Thanks Denise! I'm so glad it's been of use to people! It's nice to have a list in one place to refer back to. I'll add your suggestion as well. If you know of any others I'd be happy to add them too!

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    1. Danielle Barnum is another wonderful Seattle photographer and actress who does headshots: http://www.inspirebydanielle.com/

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  8. Hi,
    I can see that you are putting a lots of efforts into your blog. Keep posting the good work.Some really helpful information in there. Nice to see your site. Thanks!

    Thanks!
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  9. Hey Sascha,

    Do you mind if I throw my name into the hat? www.vertizonphoto.com. Please feel free to contact me with any Q's if you want any more info to base a recommendation on. Happy to test with you too if you really want some empirical evidence! :-)

    jim meyers
    jim@vertizonphoto.com

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    1. Great pictures Jim! I'll put you up on the list :) And I might be looking for some new portfolio shots soon.

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    2. Just checked back in - thanks Sascha! I'll look forward to hearing from you.

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  10. Please add Danielle Barnum to your list as well: http://www.inspirebydanielle.com/

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  11. I had my headshots taken by Danielle! I honestly hadn't updated the list in quite a while so I appreciate all the input, I'll update right away.

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    1. Sascha, could you check out the list you just updated? The formatting seems to be a bit off and the Seattle photographers seem to be listing horizontally rather than vertically. You are still the #1 website I send local actors to looking for suggestions for local headshot photographers :-) Thank you for keeping this blog up!

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    2. Thanks Denise! I actually changed the format so it would look less like I was ranking people. Is it hard to read at all? If so I'll look for a new format.

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    3. Maybe it's just my computer, but some of the photographer's names seem to be blending together, like John Galfano which now looks like his last name is Barnum.

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  12. Hey Sascha! Thats very nice to see your post and you have wonderfully arranged all headshots photographer. I visit here your post and get lots of very impressive photographers.

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  13. Check out T-elle Photography for great Seattle headshot photography too. They also have headshot events each month that are a less expensive option.

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  14. I highly recommend Laurens Antoine. http://laurensantoine.com/headshots/actors

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  15. I believe that LaRae is out of town now. Florida I believe. My name is Mike Adams (Photographer)

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  16. New to Seattle. I found this really helpful. Great info. Thanks

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  17. Nice Post.
    Awesome picks and valuable information.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
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  19. Hello Sascha! Thanks for the great resource! Humbly requesting to have my site listed as well! www.gabrielsolisphotography.com
    I've been doing head shots and business portraits, as well as modeling test shoots for the past year in Seattle. I've shot with local actors and agency models as well. If you are interested, I'd love to have you come into the studio to test!

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  20. Another local headshot photographer- Mike Nakamura: http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/

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  21. Sascha, this is an excellent site! Lots of great local photographers! Could I possibly add myself to the list?
    Thank you,
    Linda www.lindadalton.com

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  22. So informative blog that have too useful information. Good Post!

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  23. You did a fabulous job by sharing such amazing list of cheap and affordable headshot photographers. I will appreciate your effort.


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  24. I'd like to be added in Phoenix... My contact info is avail from my website, along with samples of my headshot work, thank you.

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  25. Really, it is too good post. I found this blog while I was searching for headshot photographers Los Angeles. Nice to see this post.


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    1. Check out Seattle Headshots .com as another great option. We do 125+ headshot sessions a year with realtors, authors, lawyers and more. You can see all our headshot packages here and we do all our sessions in the Ballard area.

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  26. You have really nice headshot there. ;)

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  27. Nice and beautiful blog with awesome pictures and valuable information. Big list of Seattle area headshot photographers in Los Angeles. Thanks for sharing these suggestions with us.

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  29. I got a confidence building package of headshots from Thomas Krueger. He's at www.seattleprofessionalphotographer.com, highly recommended.

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