Denver professional portraits

Free Updated Headshots for Unemployed Community

Free updated headshots for unemployed in masks

On July 22, 2020, I participated in 10,000 Headshots, the biggest event of its kind, to provide free, updated headshots to help our unemployed friends and community members get back to work. I was one of six photographers in Colorado. Over 200 photographers across the US participated with the goal of photographing 10,000 people on one day and getting them their images immediately.

We also wanted to give everyone a confidence boost and something to smile about. I’d say we did that. If you look at my Instagram profile this coming month and swipe left, you’ll see funny faces and big laughs.

Plus, according to LinkedIn, people who include headshots receive 21 times more profile views and 9 times more connection requests. It’s an important part of any job search. A headshot session itself can be a confidence booster. You’re dressed up, you’re photo ready, you look good. The photographer talks you up, gets you to laugh, coaxes out some great expressions and Boom, a professional and approachable image of you to use on LinkedIn, your website and in your email signature.

The first shot of everyone that day was with their mask. They took it off for their session and back on it went. We kept it safe.

10000 Headshots Day

My heart runneth over for these people I photographed, all with their own stories on how the pandemic affected them, their lives and their jobs. We only had about 10 minutes together, so I’ve asked them to share their story with me if they’d like. I’m going to be posting some of those headshots with their stories on my Instagram and Facebook pages. They’ll say what type of job they’re looking for and hopefully, these will be shared throughout social media and someone reading will hire them. One woman already let me know she got a job!

I was told, “You don’t know how important this is for me today.”

“I’m so appreciative of what you’re doing for us.”

“This is the missing link in my job search.”

If you’d like to help spread the word to get these people employed, be sure to check my Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn profiles as I post them in August, and share away.

>>Wish you had known about this in advance? Stay tuned for a big announcement next week!<<

Behind-the-Scenes Photography at Xero

Behind the Scenes at Xero

Along with headshots at this recent session, I also did some behind-the-scenes photography at Xero. There are many new and super interesting businesses around Denver, Colorado. As such, I’m intrigued when I have a chance to see what people are creating, solving, selling, and designing in their industry. As a photojournalist, I feel the need to document! So, that’s just what I did at Xero.

Xero is a leading global cloud accounting tech company. They started in New Zealand to be a game changer for small business. Hence, they offer their software to small businesses, accountants and bookkeepers. Their Colorado office has been in the Denver Tech Center since 2013, and has been growing ever since. If you haven’t heard of Xero yet, you’re about to. Last month they moved their U.S. headquarters from San Francisco to Denver.

Xero currently has over 20 job openings nationally, including several here in Denver. They have about 100 local employees, and plan to double that.

Behind the scenes photography at Xero

Xero’s Background

Xero was founded in 2006, serving a few small businesses, and has grown to more than half a million subscribers globally. In addition to the U.S., they’re big in the New Zealand, Australian, and

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Professional Studio Headshots at the New Space

Professional Studio Headshots

Have you recently realized you need an updated headshot for your new website, LinkedIn, an article featuring you, an upcoming speaking engagement or any number of reasons? Do you dread having photos taken of you? You’re not alone! I hear this every day. There is a stunning photo for everyone, no matter your age, height or weight. These characteristics don’t define you, they’re merely one aspect of your identity. I find out what your headshot hangups are, work with them and capture stuning photos of you – diminishing your flaws, enhancing your best features and reflecting your personality – all the while capturing a professional portrait for you to use for your business.

Here are some examples of headshots and a few personality portraits at my new studio space. It’s a 25′ x 25′ space on West Evans in Denver, has lots of character and the right backdrop for everyone – either using an organic corner of the studio or a plain backdrop to match your company’s parameters. There’s a unique look for each personality. I look forward to capturing yours when you’re ready.

Professional studio headshot

professional studio headshots

Denver studio headshots

Professional studio headshots

professional studio portrait

professional studio headshots

Denver studio headshots

Professional studio portrait

professional studio headshots

professional headshots

Professional studio headshots

Professional studio headshots

Professional studio portrait