Chicago Headshot and Portrait Photographer | Editorial Portraits

Some of the best and more impactful images of who you are and what you do re the ones that capture you in your natural environment. These Headshots and portrait sessions are a bit more involved that your traditional headshot. When a client contacts me about getting some images, we spend a fair amount of time talking and discussing what is the message they want to portrait. Headshots can be so powerful if done right and they are such strong portraits when they represent the individual and their skills or strengths.

First thing is TALK

We talk on the phone, over coffee or even email. I try to get an idea of what their skills are and what they want to show


We put together images of different ideas and concepts, these can be colors schemes, locations, wardrobe and even props to be used. Pinterest is a great tool to do this, but I also use Dropbox and event tear sheeet from magazines


We need to scout and find an ideal location for th shoot. This can be the studio, their house, apartment or outdoor location. It has to represent the individual and it also helps them feel at ease in a familiar or comfortable location

Fourth SHOOT

Thi sis when all the previous elements come together. Since we did the pre-shoot work, this is usually a matter of setting up and just work on expressions and making the images we had in mind.

Sounds a very long and daunting process, but truth is that this adds a lot of production value to a headshot or portrait session and always helps the end result. I feel that without the previous steps, the actual session will be harder and longer since we will have to figure out a lot of steps the day of the shoot.

So from yoga instructors, lawyers, to musicians and trainers, Headshots and commercial or editorial portraits are something I truly love and taking the time to execute them in this way is extremely satisfing for a headshot and portrait photographer like myslef in Chicago. I love my job and can't wait to make your headshot or portriat !

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.