11 Ways to Leverage Your Great New Headshot

Leveraging Your Professional Headshot | Karen Forsythe PHotography

Dapo Kolawole from roomie.com, the “Furniture Sharing Marketplace For Furniture Fanatics” Put Your Headshot To Work For You You’ve invested the time and money to create a new professional headshot, and maybe even some personal branding images.  The hard part is over!  Now you have something uniquely you, showing your client base something about yourself […]

3 Simple Steps to the BEST Professional Headshot

You need a professional headshot that looks like YOU, looks great, and is polished and professional and authentic. Here are 3 simple steps to get that. Most people realize they need a new headshot because of any number of reasons.  Outdated headshots, new websites, new jobs, new businesses, poorly crafted headshots cut from other images, […]

What Does a 4 Layer Cake Have To Do with Photography?

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In a word, everything.  To me at least, and probably to you too.  Because if you are like me, your family is very important to you, and your family celebrates the traditions, holidays and people that makeup your family’s culture.  And what’s any family’s culture without cake to commemorate some pretty key events? When my 4th daughter was […]

Tips For a Great Headshot. Part 2

A couple of days ago, we covered the first 5 Tips for a great headshot, which focused on clothing, even though you see just a little of it in a headshot.  Today we continue. 6.  Iron your clothes!  Wrinkles are visible and do matter.  They say something about you that you’d prefer people didn’t know. 7. […]

Tips for a great headshot, Part 1

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Headshots are absolutely NOT just for actors.   Everyone who has ANY  presence on the web, either in a social media site, or on their own website, has got to have a headshot.  It’s your first impression, and even if you aren’t a model, you can make yours a great one.  Here are some tips a […]

Published! Professional portraits and book covers: South Suburban Chicago

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As a photographer, it’s always a pleasure to create images of people that they love, but it is really fun to see them used on the web and in publications  marketed to the general public. A couple of months ago, Dr. Kara Davis came to me because she needed a photograph of herself for an […]

Miss You Mom


My mom passed away on September 24.  She fought a hard battle with pulmonary fibrosis, faithfully administering breathing treatments, exercising as much as she could manage, following doctors’ orders to a “T”.  She was on home oxygen for about two years, which didn’t hold her back initially;  but as her needs for oxygen increased, she […]

Making the Most of the Harvest

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What do you do when you have just too many cucumbers, all ripening fast on a vine? The answer should be obvious…pickle them! When I was a kid, my family would travel to my grandparent’s house in Grand Rapids, MI…my dad’s boyhood home actually. My grandmother, Nana, was an expert cook…we looked forward to checking […]

Preparing for your headshot session!

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Preparing for your Headshot Session CAN be enjoyable and successful! Here are some preliminary steps to take: Let’s talk about what you are looking for, how you want to use your images, what the possibilities are. When preparing for your headshot session, as far as clothing is concerned, wear what you look good in and […]