black model with afro and ethnic look

picture of model with exotic look wearing wide legged pants and bra

sonyja rivera is a black model with a beautiful afro look that I contacted through model mayhem. I wanted to do take ethnic model pictures with some dramatic lighting.  I had a makeup artist who was willing to work with me on the project. sonyja is a dark skinned slim model just shy of 5’8” with […]

young aspiring asian model


headshots and pictures of an asian model in the dc area who loves fashion and with exceptional posing skills. Soon after moving into Georgetown, I needed to find new models to work with to build my portfolio. I contacted a few models from coach models and this young asian aspiring model responded. At this point […]

edgy ethiopian model with curly hair

picture of a model with curly hair holding glasses close to her face

click for more info on modeling pictures I can’t remember how I found this ethiopian model with curly hair and great looks. she’s an edgy model with  a slim figure though a little shy of the required 5’.8” for editorial modeling. the pictures on her profile weren’t that great. I didn’t tell her but I thought that I […]

acting headshots of a young man in dc

acting headshot of a man with white shirt with his head tilted and a curious look

click to view more sample headshots I booked this shoot on a september month hot on the heels of a slow august. this budding actor had just relocated to washington dc from california and was looking to get some headshots and pick up a few acting gigs. a very tall guy and handsome. he only […]

headshots of a female real estate broker in dc

headshot of an executive woman in a casual shirt smiling

see more sample corporate headshots I was on another call when someone attempted to reach me. they left me a message with a number to call because they were interested in corporate head shots pricing. I returned the call and the lady who responded confirmed that her assistant called and left a message. we were inching […]

headshots for a freelance writer and author

professional headshot of a female freelance author for writer's bio

click to view more sample business headshots patti is a freelance writer who found sharpfocus photography through google in her quest for headshots for her author bio as a freelance writer with a mix of dressier style portraits for personal use. so we went from business casual to dressy evening look. she had requested makeup, […]

business portraits for job application

business headshot of a law student in dark jacket and tie looking at the camera smiling

see more samples of business portraits law students need business portraits for jobs because it’s a standard in a profession where you need to look credible. as they step into the corporate world they find themselves in many situations where a headshot is required. this nice young man walks into my studio telling me he’s […]

promotional headshots of an interior designer

headshot of an interior designer in dark grey jacket and black sweater for promotional use

see more  business headshots examples these headshots of an interior designer and window treatment specialist are taken from a photo session including some promotional pictures and product photos for use on her website. it started as a web  design project but like most visual merchandising, quality of the pictures is essential in positioning the product. I advised […]

headshots of a real estate agent from christie’s

headshot of a female realtor from christie's in a classy pose looking at the camera smiling

see more examples of corporate headshots in the first months after I opened my studio, I had a realtor who needed headshots for his business cards. then I thought that I could be shooting headshots for real estate agents. years passed until this lady came to my studio. she told me that she was working for […]

shoot with model for fashion portfolio

blonde model in edgy pose for fashion modeling portfolio

click to view more sample model headshots I like model photography over other types of photography. but few models think it’s alright to pay a photographer for pictures. elaina is a beautiful blonde model with nice shape and great smile. she contacted me to book a model portfolio shoot. apparently she went to my website and […]