Headshot Photographer in Pittsburgh, PA

Pamela offers high quality studio headshot photography for local businesses, actors, consultants, and individuals seeking a studio headshot photographer in the Pittsburgh area.

She offers clean and well lit studio headshot portraits for busy professionals, along with corporate headshots and lifestyle branding portraits on-location, perfect for use in marketing on social media and in print.

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Look Good and Feel Comfortable

Headshot photography sessions with Pamela are fun and friendly. You’ll probably find yourself laughing at some point! 

Pamela’s competence with lighting and easy manner working with professional clients are the perfect combination, allowing for your headshot to authentically represent YOU.

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Pamela has been a working professional photographer since 2004 and has the experience and skills necessary to help you look your best.

Your Brand is Worth Investing In

Quick Turnaround

Get your final, retouched photos within 3 days after you choose your favorite(s).

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Headshot and Branding Photography Rates

The packages below cover some of the most common scenarios, but I am always happy to come up with a custom quote for your situation. Just drop me a line and let me know how I can help! 

  • Simple Headshot
  • $165

  • At Pamela's Home Studio
  • 1 Person
  • Head and Shoulders only
  • 30 minute session window
  • 1 Retouched file included
  • Additional Retouched files $65 each
  • Unretouched files $24 each
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  • On Location Portraits
  • $320

  • On Location | No Studio Backdrop
  • 1 Person
  • 1.5 hour session window
  • Full length, Head and Shoulders, and Environmental Portraits
  • 1 Retouched file included
  • Additional Retouched files $65 each
  • Unretouched files $24 each
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  • On Location Group Headshots
  • $740

  • On Location | With Studio Backdrop
  • Individual Headshots for up to 5 People
  • Group Portrait Included
  • Rate for Additional Headshots will be quoted based on volume, at $90 / pp or less
  • Optional Lifestyle Branding Photography - Ask for Quote
  • 1 Retouched file included per person
  • Additional Retouched files $65 each
  • Unretouched files $24 each
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Client Love

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Pamela is a highly skilled photographer who is able to pivot and reinvent herself to meet the needs of her clients. The casual nature of her studio allows you to feel comfortable and at ease in order to produce a quality product. Her background in business allows her to cue you for the image you want.
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What should I wear for my headshot session?

The most important thing is that your clothing is fitted and in good, unwrinkled condition. Covered shoulders is best and I suggest bringing a fitted jacket or layer to put on top for some pictures. Feel free to bring several shirts so we can decide together which one would work best. 

Do you provide a makeup artist?

I highly recommend you- male or female- retain the services of a professional hair and makeup artist. Studio lighting can add shine and wash out the face, and a professional knows how to combat this effect. 

I am happy to put you in touch with competent hair and makeup artists in the Pittsburgh area. 

How will you retouch my headshot?

The goal is for your photo to look natural and unenhanced, so retouching is done with a light hand. I will remove facial shine and stray hairs, along with gently whitening your teeth and eyes. The photo should not look retouched when we have finished, unless you compare them side by side. We will have a mirror on hand so that we can fix any makeup, hair, and clothing issues before your session!

Horizontal vs Vertical?

Actor headshots are generally photographed vertically, but business headshots can be photographed either way. By default I will photograph in horizontal format, for the following reasons; though upon request I am happy to switch to vertical.

  • If the photograph will be used on website or marketing materials, horizontal is preferred by design companies due to its flexibility. 
  • Horizontal photographs have more cropping options, easily allowing for a square or vertical 8×10 crop without losing detail. This is not the case for vertically photographed images. 
  • The eye naturally sees horizontally, so a photograph in that dimension can feel more natural and less claustrophobic. 

Together we will decide which orientation makes more sense for you.

What is the difference between a headshot and a branding portrait?

A headshot is a concise portrayal of your face and shoulders only, clear and well lit. Professional headshots are for display on your website, resume, or marketing materials- to put a face to your work and brand.

Branding photography is designed to create a folio of images that represent your brand. It tells the story of your business and communicates more about who you are personally to your clients. Creating branding portraits is more involved than just a headshot, and it can include close-ups, upper body, or environmental portraits.

Essentially your headshots clearly show who you are, but your professional and branding portraits show what you do. 

How far will you travel?

I am happy to travel! Please note that any sessions beyond a 30 mile radius of my studio will incur an additional $0.75/mile travel fee. 

How are you mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in the studio?

Please refer to the studio’s COVID-19 statement here

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Conveniently located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Pamela’s headshot photography studio is easily accessible via 279 from Cranberry Township and the Wexford area out to downtown Pittsburgh. Her clients come from the North Hills and Fox Chapel areas as well as Shadyside, Oakland, and Oakmont.
Pamela’s goal with every headshot photography session is to make the entire portrait process easy from start to finish- along with providing a quality headshot for you, of course! No need to worry about feeling awkward in front of the camera… Pamela will gently and candidly coax you into great poses and smiles. Look no further for one of the best headshot photographers in Pittsburgh.
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