Professional Headshots

are continuing thanks to support from our sponsors.

Times are tough for many of us, but I can help with a professional Headshot that reconnects you with your online contacts, and puts you one step closer to landing that new job.  Our goal is to offer Covid-safe sessions throughout the Phoenix-metro area through the end of the year.  Click on the city name below for details and easy online sign-ups, and please check back for (p) pending city sign-up links.

Headshot PhotoDays

Thursday, October 22th in Gilbert

Thursday, October 29th in Phoenix North

Wednesday, November 4th in Mesa

Tuesday, November 10th in Glendale (p)

Thursday, November 12th in Tempe

Thursday, November 19th in Scottsdale (p)

Tuesday, November 24th in Chandler (p)

Tuesday, December 1st in Litchfield Park (p)

Or Contact Us to...

  • arrange a private company PhotoDay at your location

  • arrange an individual Location Portrait session

  • receive notifications about future area Headshots Photodays

Friendly & Professional: I understand that many normal folks don't love getting their picture taken, so I combine thoughtful coaching with some light humor to help make this quick and painless, and pro gear to ensure consistent studio-quality results.  I promise.


Covid-safe: 10-minute "touchless" sessions support CDC Guidelines for social distancing. Please arrive wearing your favorite mask for a souvenir photo of these crazy times, and I'll wear mine throughout your session. Each participant will receive a lovely disinfecting wipe as a parting gift.

Deliverables: we'll shoot a bunch of shots (15+) that you can review onsite. Later, I'll tweak the shots for best color and brightness, and send them all to you high-res. with full usage rights.

Rate: Our regular session rate is $50, but we offer NameYourRate pricing to fit any budget.  If you're looking for work or struggling financially, I am glad to provide your session for free - my gift to you. If you'd like to help pay-it-forward for someone else, a donation of any amount is deeply appreciated.


  • wear an outfit that you feel good in, and that's a good fit for the job that you want

  • colors (bold or pastel) generally do better than solid black or white

  • even short sleeves are usually better than sleeveless

  • bring a jacket to dress up a casual top and we'll shoot both looks

  • choose props, hair style & accessories based on your personal brand and target audience

  • be yourself - everyone else is already taken (OK, old joke - but some good wisdom there)


  • Custom Retouching whitens your eyes and teeth, softens wrinkles and blemishes, erases glasses glare and fly-away hair, and subtly re-sculpts your the face to be slightly more symmetrical. ($20/image)

  • Location Portrait includes a location shoot with custom lighting, natural background, wardrobe changes, props, custom crops, previews and digital retouching of selected files. ($150 & up)

  • Donations help us continue to offer these sessions to those who need them.  To donate online: 1) click this link to purchase an e-gift card, 2) choose an amount or click the CUSTOM button to enter any amount, 3) fill in the fields to use a credit card, Google Pay or Masterpass.  My family thanks you.

Pass It On

The backstory: Like the rest of the hospitality industry, my event photos business crashed mid-March. The Tempe Chamber offered to help me with a free banner ad, so I came up with NameYourRate Headshots to pass along that favor to anyone who's struggling financially. Thanks to our sponsors and donations, we're able to continue providing sessions throughout the metro Phoenix area.  


A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors who promote our Headshot PhotoDays:

AZ MPI (Meeting Professionals International)

AZ HSMAI (Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International)

AZ BTA (Business Travel Association)

AzSAE (Society of Association Executives)

The Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce 

Experience Scottsdale

Career Connectors

Visit Glendale

Visit Mesa

And to our gracious host properties and venues who make Headshot PhotoDays possible:

The DoubleTree Hilton Tempe

The DoubleTree Hilton Gilbert

MAC6 Co-working Space Tempe

The DoubleTree Hilton Phoenix North

The Desert Willow Conference Center

The Sheraton Four Seasons South Mountain

The Delta Hotel by Marriot - Mesa

SoHo63 Event Venue Chandler

The Mesa Convention Center

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort

The Wigwam Resort

We're always looking for new groups to help spread the word about this opportunity to their members, industry and media contacts.  Please call or text me directly to make arrangements. 

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