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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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- Michele & Adam

"Sarah was absolutely amazing to work with! Every single picture we got back was nothing short of perfect. Our families and friends were amazed at how great our photos turned out as well as the volume of photos we received. She made sure to capture moments that were special to us on our wedding day, as well as make time to get all of the family photos we wanted. Something that I found to be really helpful was how organized Sarah was. She sent us questionnaires to get to know us and even created a day of timeline so my partner and I, and our families and bridal parties, would know what to expect and when formal photos would be taken. Her attention to detail and caring nature ensured that our photos reflected not only our wedding day but our personalities as well. I cannot say enough good things about her and her work. She is a fantastic photographer and a great person to work with.

"photos reflected...our personalities.."

"photos reflected...our personalities"

-Glennis & varun

"...Sarah went above and beyond our expectations. She spent ample time talking with me about my vision of the day, provided a detailed itinerary to help me stay organized, and was a listening ear when I needed practical wedding advice. Her warmth, kindness, and genuine nature helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera. In addition, we are delighted with Sarah’s technical qualities as a photographer - her sense of mise-en-scène, attention to detail, and her remarkable ability to capture poignant and symbolic moments in an inter-cultural, inter-racial, pandemic wedding."

"Sarah went above and beyond our expectations..."

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

- Kaleigh & Hannah

"Beyond being a good photographer, Sarah truly works to make her clients feel comfortable and special during her sessions. She is incredibly personable and there were never any awkward, empty moments during our session! My fiancee and I were truly in the moment and Sarah allowed us to have candid, special moments together while she captured them for us to remember forever...Our day was stress-free thanks to her detailed planning...I absolutely recommend Sarah for anyone and everyone. We are forever thankful for her openness and hard work."

"Sarah allowed us to have candid, special moments together..."

"Sarah allowed us to have candid, special moments together..."

-leila, singer & actress

"Sarah creates a fun, creative, and safe environment that brings out the very best you to photograph. I had a great time in my headshot session with her and I ended up with beautiful photos (that actually look like me) I would be proud to bring into any audition room. 10/10 would recommend!"

"Sarah creates a fun, creative, and safe environment..."

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

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