” Headshots for serious professionals “
Great for websites and social media banners
If you are not 100% thrilled with your headshot, NO CHARGE, period. No hassles, no questions asked, no hard feelings. W’ere serious. We only want 100% satisfied customers.
” Hire a skilled artist for your headshot “
Jack is also the head photographer for Dr Cowlicks Portraits, specializing in womens beauty photography. His team is passionate about empowering transformations.
Before / After
5 Reasons to choose Headshots Raleigh
We spend 60 minutes with you, guaranteeing we get a great shot. Most people do not realize, it takes 30-40 minutes on average for someone to get comfortable on camera.
We shoot tethered. This means you can see the photos as they are shot, in real time, on a 27″ Mac screen vs the tiny screen on the back of the camera. This way you can be 100% confident that you have a great headshot before you leave.
We make you look amazing by going beyond a “basic retouch”. We use our advanced retouching skills on your photograph. We spend up to an hour on retouching your photo to get that high-end professional look that can make a magazine cover.
Great lighting is the key to great photography. Our studio is optimized with lighting in mind. We have over sized light modifiers that create the softest light, making your skin look it’s best.
Posing is a very real skill. Not a model? Not a problem. We have coached numerous models on proper posing. Don’t know where your hands go? Which way to look or turn? Don’t worry about it. We will help you through every step.
Testimonials directly from our Google Reviews
"Jack asked me to rate the winning headshot on a scale of 1 to 10—and I really want to give it a 20. The experience was a lot more than what I expected. He has a system that is very efficient and definitely maximizes the 1-hour studio session. I very much appreciate how Jack gave me direction on poses and really worked with me to get the best shot. I opted for the digital background image and it was executed with superior quality. Also received my runner-up headshots that were unedited—but—with the great lighting at Jack's studio, it doesn't even need Photoshop."
"I contacted Jack for a corporate headshot for my professional blog and LinkedIn account. I was a little nervous but Jack helped me to relax, feel comfortable and smile, as well as pick the best lighting and clothing options. He tried different angles and directed me to turn or tilt my head, shoulders, arm and such. The final picture was ready in just a day or two and turned out great! The portrait looks very natural but also confident, approachable, energetic and fun. I posted it on my blog two days ago and saw a surge in the number of views, likes and followers (about 6% growth over 2 days)."
"Jack brought an educational, entertaining, friendly and inviting, functional and innovative experience. I called over a dozen professional photographers in the middle of the day and none answered until i lastly called Jack who was professional and kind over the phone and scheduled me in right away. The difference with Jack and every other experience I have had with other photographers is the quality. I have found my lifetime photographer."
"Jack was a true professional in every aspect of the experience. His great communication ahead of the shoot, his interaction during shooting and the selection process and the process of finalizing the photos were all above reproach. Jack is incredibly talented and does amazing work which he showcases at his studio as part of his other photography business. I highly recommend Jack to anyone looking for a professional headshot or a professional photographer in the Triangle."
"I cannot even begin to say how awesome Jack is!! I cannot be happier with the amazing pictures!!! Jack, thank you so very much for being incredibly generous"
"He was very thorough and wanted to make sure I was happy with the shots before we stopped taking pictures. He is also magic with the touch up! "
" I was absolutely thrilled with the whole experience! Jack and Cory were very inviting, and made me feel comfortable from the moment I walked through the door. "
" I have never considered myself to be photogenic, and I am so thrilled with the outcome of the photos. I look like myself, but the best version of myself."
" Both Jack and Cori were easy to work with, listened and created exactly what I wanted. Jack was personable, intelligent and extremely skilled."
"Jack's production and finished product are excellent. Being a first time headshot customer, he really made it a comfortable experience. "
"Jack and his team were great! I couldn't have asked for a better experience. They were extremely pleasant and were very attentive to my own vision for the headshots as well"
"My favorite remark about my headshot: "he really captured your spirit!"
"This was my first time ever having a headshot taken and Jack made the process simple and painless. It was also a lot of fun and I was very impressed with the results and the timeliness of getting the end product back."
"Jack is fantastic to work with. When I came across the website for Headshots Raleigh, then spoke with Jack, I was thoroughly impressed... his work was outstanding. So nice to get great service these days!"
Read why a good photographer is NOT ENOUGH
Jack is well known for his post processing talents. A great photograph is just the start. To get that wow factor, you need a professional retoucher to work on your photo. Get BOTH together by working with Jack.
Meticulously hand edited and no outsourcing to low end retouchers.
We don’t cheat with automated filters that cause plastic looking and fake skin.
Here are Kayla’s BEFORE & AFTER shots.
Digital Backgrounds for Headshots
Digital backgrounds require EXPERT photoshop skills. Jack has years of digital art experience.
No need to waste time shooting on location where the lighting is not optimal.
I have been a professional photographer for more than 20 years. I have had the great pleasure of working with many other professional photographers. I have never met anyone like Jack.
His understanding of lighting, fused with his originality and creative spirit sets him far above the rest. Simply put, “he is the best at what he does…” If you are looking for 1st class photography, then you must try Headshots Raleigh.Mark Kostich
( Mark has been published in magazines like National Geographic. Mark got a personal creative portrait done by Jack after seeing his work.)
Professional Hair and Makeup
Including airbrush makeup!
This is provided on site, by one of our professional Hair/Makeup artists, right before your headshot. No need to worry about rain/wind coming from the salon.
$75 for both
See your photos during the shoot.
Jack shoots tethered, which means you can watch your photo’s pop up on his large 27″ calibrated screen. He then walks you through photos several times during the shoot, helping you choose your best angles and poses. Before you leave the shoot, you are already 100% confident you have a shot you love before Jack starts his retouching work.
Cinematic Styled Headshots
“…hands-down one of my favorite photographers to work with! Their creative vision and attention to detail in combination with flawless execution is the perfect recipe for photos that leave a lasting impression”
– Andrayah Ponce – Professional Hair Stylist – Raleigh, NC
Headshots for Actors....and other creatives
Childrens Headshots for Talent Agencies, etc
PERFECT White Backgrounds
The popular “corporate white background” is actually technically difficult to do correctly.
Check the sides of the face in the photo. If you can see the the light bouncing off the sides of the face from the bright white background, that is a sign of poor lighting by your photographer. The lighting should look natural on the face, without the bright light artificially lighting each side of the face.
1 magazine quality retouch
60 minute session
1 magazine quality retouch
60 minute session
1 magazine quality retouch
30 minute session
** Full resolution digitals delivered via Dropbox. Unlimited use license. Average 200 images taken for a full session.
You will spend up to an hour with Jack in his studio. Jack typically takes 200 shots in a session. You will explore different angles, poses and expressions with his coaching.
You will get the softest light which makes your skin look incredible, because with 12 foot ceilings, Jack has room for the largest light modifiers. The larger the “light umbrella” the softer the light, the better your skin looks.
Where to use your headshot
- On your website
- On your blog
- In your email signature
- On your youtube channel
- On your staff pages
- In Book Jackets
One of our recent clients, Debra May, needed a professional headshot for her website and social media.
Here is Debra’s previous casual photo from her website.
I recently had the pleasure of doing business with HeadshotsRaleigh. Jack is a gifted photographer who produces top notch work at a very reasonable price. The whole process was fun and efficient. I am extremely pleased with the resulting photo. It is professional and natural. I highly recommend Jack and his amazing partner, Rebecca for this service.Debra May
I scrolled the web looking for a photographer in Raleigh that would provide professional and timeless headshots to my specifications. I found HeadshotsRaleigh and worked with Jack to coordinate headshots for our Raleigh sales team. What a talented photographer and artist! Many times a headshot is part of our first impression with clients, and HeadshotsRaleigh reflects the professional service that we offer. I highly recommend Raleigh Headshots!Brittney Boyce
When I decided to get my headshot done, I chose one of North Carolinas top photographers. Headshots are easy compared to this guys regular photography projects. Be sure to check out his non-headshot portfolio to see the technical skills you are dealing with here.Jason C. - Sales Manager
Jack was able to schedule an appointment quickly and provided a very professional photograph for my business cards. He was competitively priced and very convenient.Nathan C. - MBA
HeadshotsRaleigh was just what I was looking for. I got a clean, professional look that is perfect for resumes and online services. Jack was professional and knowledgeable; he even showed me examples of his work so I could get exactly the look I wanted. The best part, he had a high resolution image for me to use fast so I could update the image I put out to potential employers.David H. - Financial Consultant