Chicago Headshot and Portrait Photographer | Editorial Portraits

In an effort to expand my portfolio, I decided to put more stock into editorial and commercial headhots. What is a commercial headshot? A headshot is a photograph used by actors and actresses in order to get them work, but since we live in a digital era, and everything we do and consume is in a digital form (one way or another) commercial headshots became a very important part of who you are and how the world perceives you.

With Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat, etc…we are exposed to images all day, day in and day out, thats why commercial editorial or any kind of portrait photography is in high demand these days.

When you are looking for a service or business, what really separates one from the other is their web presence, and with that, their images.

Some people prefer to have a more traditional headshot on a grey backdrop, and other go for a more of a ‘film’ look, usually on a white or grey background and shot horizontally with the subject a bit to the right or to the left. I had many people contacting me in the past couple of months wanting to get a new headshot or portrait and asking if we could do this on-location, or at their environment. These gives the viewer a much better understanding on who you are and what it is that you exactly do. -Check examples below-

One way or another, your social or ‘online’ media presence has to be an accurate representation of who you are. Anybody can snap a picture of you, but if you really are looking to take your image or your company,business, etc to the next level, do yourself a favor and get it done professionally. A professional headshot or portrait photographer will:

  • Use professional equipment to get the best quality possible
  • Pose you in the most flattering way or showing your best angles
  • Get an expression that will truly show who you are (or who you are not)
  • Walk you through all these steps in a very conformable way

In addition to this, a professional headshot and portrait photographer will be able to make some editing to the images and help you with the best output and resolution to fit your social media needs and parameters.

Hope this helps and brings some light into the fascinating and sometimes daunting world of getting a new headshot or portrait taken in Chicago and surrounding areas.

 Traditional Headshot

Traditional Headshot



 Modern ‘film like’ Headshot

Modern ‘film like’ Headshot

Maplewood Photography is anything but your average Chicago headshot and portrait photographer. Each headshot and portraits is treated with care and creativity not found with other Chicago headshot and portrait photography studios. Your session day is carefully crafted to offer one of a kind unique photography in the Chicago area.

This is Chicago headshot and professional portrait photography at its best. Diego Ivan Martirena is an international photographer based in the Chicago south side area. Offering headshot and portrait coverage in Chicago and destinations worldwide, been a fairly ‘new’ studio, this headshot and portrait photographer is one of the best professional studios in the Beverly and south suburbs area in IL.

Creative. Stylish. Edgy. These are the words typically used to describe this Chicago headshot and portrait photographer. With clients based all over the world, Chicago is home to this Chicago headshot and portrait photographer.

I take pride in offering our clients the type of Chicago headshot and professional portrait photography they are looking for. Its one thing to take pictures, another one to create a professional headshot for our clients.

Maplewood Photography offers Chicago headshot and portrait photography coverage in the Chicago, South Loop, Oak Lawn, Beverly, Alsip, High Park, Frankfort, Morgan Park and all the south suburbs and the surrounding areas.

We are located on 10459 S. Maplewood Ave, Chicago IL 60655. Please call or email us for more information.

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