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Headshots Raleigh

” Headshots for serious professionals “

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 customerss.

Our clients say it best!

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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 HeadshotsRaleigh

Example “Executive Retouch”

  1. We spend 30-60 minutes with you, guaranteeing we get a great shot.  Most headshot photographers spend less than 15 minutes. That’s not even enough time for you to warm up in front of the camera.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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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!”

The best retouching in Raleigh!

Our goal is to make you look as amazing as possible.

Meticulously hand edited. 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

Professional Wild Life Photographer, Getty

( 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.

$40 Hair
$40 Makeup
$75 for both

Doctors, Attorneys, Executives….   we fit your style.

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

– Portrait of an Iraq War Vet –

The Studio

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.

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.

Childrens Headshots for Talent Agencies, etc

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.

Where to use your headshot

  • On your website
  • On your blog
  • In your email signature
  • On your youtube channel
  • On your staff pages
  • Conferences/badges
  • 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

Life Coach, Life Coaching 4 Prosperity

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

Assistant Vice President, Marketing

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

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

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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

Headshots for Actors

....and other creatives

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Author “R.S. Crow” BIO Photo for his new horror book

I contacted Jack to schedule a professional headshot for my works as an author. I provided him information on what my goal was in having the shot done, the impression I wanted to achieve, and my concerns for going too formal or too casual. He scheduled me within two weeks, was easy to coordinate with, and communicated often within minutes of messages I sent. From the beginning, there were no hassles or problems. During the shoot, Jack was immediately awesome. I hate taking pictures. Hate them. He helped me relax, provided me guidance, and offered his own critiques on how to improve the shoot. He listened to what I wanted, and yet offered his ideas on how to achieve the look I wanted. He was better able to accomplish and communicate what I was looking for more than I was. Jack didn’t waste time. Nor was he hasty. By the time we were done, we both came to the same conclusion on which shot was the best. Jack was in contact with me the next day. Then we went back and forth on which dramatic effects to add to the shot and which to avoid. I’m completely new to this, so I had a difficult time with any conclusions on what I wanted, but at no point did he rush me. He simply responded with changes according to the feedback I gave. I went to Jack knowing what I wanted out of a head shot, but I had no idea what that would look like, and I leave with something far better than I expected. Not only would I recommend Jack, I would recommend you not waste your time elsewhere.

R.S. Crow