Professional Head Shots.

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With a growing need for professionals to create a polished online profile comes a rising demand for professional head shots, or profile photos. A professional head shot can greatly improve your online credibility or the overall look of your web page. Conversely, all the time and hard work you invest in your resume and LinkedIn profile can be undermined by a poor quality profile photo. When it comes to presenting your professional image, a selfie or the pic your mate snapped on his smart-phone for you just won’t cut it! And the good news is that professional head shots are a legitimate work expense, and therefore tax deductible 🙂

Head shots have many applications including LinkedIn and other job sites, Facebook professional pages, and websites. They can also be used as author profiles to accompany published articles, for aspiring actors and models to present to agencies – even for online dating sites! Many clients find that a single head shot can be used time and time again, across multiple channels.

Head shots don’t necessarily need to be stiff-looking corporate portraits. They can be fun and informal, or serious; they can be colour or black-and-white, shot in the environment you work in, or against a plain backdrop. The style of photo you need will depend largely on the kind of industry you work in, or the kind of work you are looking for. The key criteria are that the photograph must be clear and well-lit, it must be flattering, and it should say something about who you are. A yoga instructor, for example, will need an entirely different look to a CFO or a medical professional. A person who works with animals may wish to be photographed holding an animal, while an early childhood worker might want something colourful that suggests fun yet also conveys trust.

We can advise you on clothing, location, and hair and make-up. Karen Quist Photography will provide you with an itemised receipt stating our ABN, so you can claim the expense at tax time. What’s not to love about that?

Call us today on 0411 051 363 to arrange your customised professional profile photo.


30-minute on-location* photo shoot for one person only.
Select 4 images from an online gallery
Images supplied via Dropbox as lo-res digital files for online use or thumbnail print only.

Total: $299.

Additional lo-res digital files from your photo shoot may be purchased at a cost of $29 each, and printed products are also available upon inquiry.

All inquiries 0411 051 363 or

Got a group?

Individual shoot rates may be discounted when three or more people are photographed at the same location during the same time slot. Please contact us to for a tailored quotation on 0411 051 363 or

*locations within 10kms radius of Melbourne CBD only. Travel fees apply to areas outside of 10km radius.