Karen Forsythe Photography

South Bend, IN and Chicago Area Professional Headshots

Make your best statement with stunning headshots from Karen Forsythe Photography

Whether you are looking for a corporate headshot to advance your career or own a Chicago, Northwest Indiana area or South Bend area business, your personal headshot is so important for personal branding and name recognition.  You only have a few seconds to make a great first impression! A quality, personable, high-end headshot will do just that for you.

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Looking for a first-time, or updated headshot? Do you need one, or more than one headshot?

Whether you are just getting started, and need something for LinkedIn or other social media, or you are an actor and need 5-6 headshots for various roles for which you want to be cast, we can work together to get what you need. In every situation, we work together on your project, from planning the look you want, to nailing the expression.

A great headshot is critical to make that all-important first impression count and create the best possible impact.

To make that happen, I retouch all final images, to the degree you need and want. Retouching means helping you look well-rested and YOU. The extent of retouching wholly depends on the purpose of the headshot, and your taste.

Obviously, if you have your photographer remove all lines, skin texture, and take 20 years off of you, not only will your headshot look plastic and fake, but when people meet you they will NOT recognize you.

No matter how awesome you looked when you were 20, that look is not naturally maintainable, and you are better served looking like the best YOU, NOW, that you can be. Still, there is a lot I can do to help. Simple natural hair and natural looking makeup, well-fitting clothes, showing confidence and warmth in your expression and body language, great lighting to “fill-in” lines and wrinkles are all ways I can help. I want your eyes to sparkle and your personality to shine. There are many ways to create a great headshot, and I’m here to help!

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Karen Forsythe

I’m Karen Forsythe, and I am a headshot and portrait photographer in Homewood, Illinois.

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Smile...or not. I'll make you look good with Expression Coaching

Your headshot should reflect you, but most everyone needs a little help bringing the "YOU" out in the photograph.  I'll help you capture the expression that best suits you and your purpose for your headshot..  I'm not cracking jokes all the time, though I may try 🙂 but I put my all into helping you feel at ease, to try a variety and range of expression. In the end you'll have just what you need.

your chicago and Northwest Indiana Area headshot photographer

Meet Karen Forsythe

I’m Karen at Karen Forsythe Photography, and I specialize in creative headshots and personal branding photography in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area, including Orland Park, Tinley Park, Mokena, Frankfort, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Flossmoor, South Holland and Homewood in Illinois, as well as Munster, Crown Point, Dyer and all other towns up to South Bend, Mishawaka and Elkhart, Indiana in Northwest Indiana.

My focus is on creating compelling headshot and personal branding images for people in business.

Don’t settle for just a headshot…a great headshot is far more than a photo of your head!  You want yours to say something about you, and have “lookability!”

Call me today at 708-751-0009 for a friendly chat to find out how we can work together to create the perfect headshot for you.

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One of the greatest pleasures that I have as a headshot photographer is surprising people with how good they really look.

"(Having my photoshoot with you and seeing the images we made) was such a positive and corrective experience for me. I hope anyone anxious about having their photo taken is fortunate enough to work with you." C. Drake, Therapist

Serving the Chicago's South, West and Southwest Suburbs and Northwest Indiana

Homewood, Flossmoor, South Holland, Tinley Park, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Palos Park, New Lenox, Mokena, Frankfort
Oakbrook, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Downers Grove, Lemont, Lockport, Elmhurst 
Munster, Highland, Crown Point, Schererville, St. John. Valparaiso, Dyer, South Bend, Mishawaka and Elkhart

Thank you for taking our company photo..(t)he shot is creative and a clever blend of church work with our team informally scattered throughout the sanctuary, love it! All of the staff headshots turned out beatifully. Your work adds professionalism to Aspen's website! Thank you for all you've contributed to our company. You do great work!

marian liautard
Marian Liautard
Aspen Group
Karen's professionalism and her impeccable attention to detail to work towards the'right shot', is amazing. Her knowledge and talent, put into action, is really something to experience. I can't say enough about Karen's commitment to her profession; she is passionate about 'getting it right'. Thank you !
rick pagano
Rick Pagano
Wojan Window & Door Corp

We used Forsythe Photo for our staff headshots and we’re thrilled with her work! Karen was able to capture each person’s personality, while giving us a style suitable to and consistent with our brand. The quality of her photography is outstanding and she’s very pleasant to work with prior to and during the photoshoots! We LOVE the headshots. We have gotten so many great comments (internally and externally) about them. They’ve definitely upped the classiness of our website!

mary bellus
Aspen Group