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With coffee in hand, I provide a range of photographic services, from weddings & unions to headshots and small business branding. As a stage performer turned photographer, I give special commitment to being intentional, and making you feel seen and comfortable throughout the entire process.

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actress poses for headshots in red short sleeve blazer and red scarf against greenery in Bethesda Maryland

DC Headshots with Miss Kitty Lelynx

DC Headshots with Actor Miss Kitty in Downtown Bethesda, for a combined look of greenery and city.

actress poses for headshots in red short sleeve blazer and red scarf against greenery in Bethesda Maryland

Headshots should first and foremost be a representation of YOU. I know it sounds super obvious, but believe it or not that part gets overlooked sometimes. When we think about photos, we think glamour and getting our hair and make-up done. And that is all good and well (and I suggest professional make-up services because they know how to highlight your features naturally!), but you never want to go overboard. If it doesn’t look like you, it ends up being a little confusing when the person you’re reaching sees you in person for the first time.

actress poses for headshots in red short sleeve blazer and red scarf against greenery in Bethesda Maryland

Miss Kitty and I met on a contract for a DC theatre production, and I was immediately blown away by her work ethic. She was swinging several roles, which means that you could go on at anytime for a myriad of characters, so you learn every track in its entirety and have to keep it fresh daily. When the time came for her to step into these roles, she needed minimal guidance, and that is literally the best possible thing ever. Not only does she put in the work, but she is incredibly kind. Things can get high stress in the theatre world, and we’ve all worked in scenarios where people are on edge when a last minute change happens. All to say–she’s kickass to work with. SOOO, I was thrilled to get to capture her headshots.

Power Colors

Colors, when choosing outfits, are a big deal. You want it to match the energy you plan on bringing into a room full of people. This goes across the board, whether for acting or selling a house. People want a feel for you they’re about to meet before ever meeting you. Miss Kitty’s motto is “Live in fierce”, so red was a given. And then for a more formal look, some black. And finally, purple, which just speaks calm and graceful to me.

actress poses for headshots in red short sleeve blazer and red scarf against greenery in Bethesda Maryland
actress poses for headshots in red short sleeve blazer and red scarf against greenery in Bethesda Maryland
actress poses in purple off the shoulder dress against white wall with leather jacket
actress poses in purple off the shoulder dress against white wall

When searching for DC Headshots, especially for actors, there’s a lot of options. Mine lean toward the earthier, with a mixture of green and structural backdrops, and always naturally lit.

Above all, I want this to be a fun and empowering experience for you. No need to rush, we’ll take our time, and play around with outfits and posing. It’s a grand time, if I do say so myself 🙂

Need some outfit inspiration? Check out my Pinterest board! Ready to schedule your very own headshot shoot? Look no further. Your DC headshot photographer is here!

actress poses for headshots in red short sleeve blazer and red scarf against greenery in Bethesda Maryland
actress poses for headshots in red short sleeve blazer and red scarf against greenery in Bethesda Maryland
actress poses for headshots in red tank top in Bethesda Maryland
actress poses for headshots in red tank top in Bethesda Maryland
actress poses for headshots in white tshirt and red short sleeve blazer
actress poses for headshots in white tshirt and red short sleeve blazer
actress poses in purple off the shoulder dress against white wall
actress smiles in purple off the shoulder dress against white wall

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- emelie & nathan

"Thank you SO much! We are completely blown away by your work. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making the considerate amount of effort and taking the time to travel all the way to us in the middle of a pandemic. We will forever be grateful to you for capturing this special time in our lives."

"We are completely blown away..."

"We are completely blown away by your work..."

-audrey & David

"Sarah is a true artist and did a beautiful maternity shoot for us. She set up beautiful shots with perfect coloring. The direction she gave to us was so helpful. Sarah is responsive and easy to work with. She made everything easy and is warm and kind -- I couldn't recommend her more! So glad I found her and looking forward to using her again soon!"

"She made everything easy and is warm and kind..."

"She made everything easy and is warm and kind..."

-erin, lighting designer

"Had the honor of hiring Sarah to do my headshots! She was so positive and helpful through the whole process! I can't wait to get them uploaded on my website. Extremely happy!!"

"...so positive and helpful..."

"She was so positive and helpful through the whole process!"

-Amanda

"Sarah is AMAZING!!! She met us and worked with us through everything! She's very professional and never in a hurry! She took her time and she has fun with it, which results in beautiful pictures! I couldn't have picked a better photographer for our engagement shoot ! She gave us beautiful photos of our day!"

"I couldn't have picked a better photographer..."

"I couldn't have picked a better photographer for our engagement shoot!"

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