Celebrity Portraits and Fashion Photography From the 1950s and '60s

The Cut-Mar 14, 2018

She's the late, great model Anne St. Marie, captured by Tom Palumbo (1921-2008), known for his fashion photography in the 1950s and '60s. His serene compositions have been memorialized by his widow and contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Patricia Bosworth, in a new book, “Dreamer with a Thousand ...


Snapped: Why Paparazzi Fashion Photography Is On The Rise

Harper's BAZAAR-7 hours ago

In 2011, Carine Roitfeld scrawled a message in eyeliner across the face of Chanel muse Freja Beha Erichsen for the autumn/winter campaign: Il n'y a pas de mode si elle ne descend pas dans la rue. The English translation of the message, one of Coco Chanel's most long-standing truisms, is this: There is ...


Spring Fashion Captured by a Photographer Who Hides Faces

The Cut-7 hours ago

The 23-year-old photographer Arielle Bobb-Willis rarely shows a model's face. “I want their egos to be taken away,” she says. Her fashion photographs are kinetic, snapped as models twist and manipulate the bright color-block clothing that contains them. Without a face, she says, every element in a ...


Where Fashion Photography Meets the Streets

New York Times-Feb 20, 2018

Mr. Oh has been working as the street-style photographer for's coverage of fashion weeks in New York, London, Paris and Milan for eight years. He was contacted by the magazine after the success of “Streetpeeper,” a street-style blog that he started in 2007. Four times a year, Mr. Oh spends a ...


Paolo Roversi's fashion photography captures all five senses

CNN-Feb 27, 2018

Italian fashion photographer Paolo Roversi has been taking portraits in the same Paris studio for more 30 years. And, speaking with him about his craft, it seems no coincidence that the space was once a painter's atelier. "For me, photography is all five senses," Roversi said in a phone interview. "It's not just ...


Ellen von Unwerth: Satire and sensuality in fashion photography

CNN-Feb 20, 2018

This month supermodel and designer Claudia Schiffer is CNN Style's guest editor. She's commissioned a series of features around the theme of icons and iconic imagery. There's one thing that always binds together Ellen von Unwerth's inimitable photographs: a distinct sense of playfulness. Although she's ...


Meet One of LA's Most Daring Fashion Photographers

LA Magazine-Mar 1, 2018

Ted Emmons's photos are hard to gloss over. Whether you see them while flipping through a magazine or driving past wheat-pasted fashion ads on Sunset Boulevard, they're the kind of images that leave an impression. Emmons mixes classic haute couture imagery with startlingly modern elements, ...


Vanessa Schindler On Slow Fashion and Her Petit Bateau Capsule

WWD-22 hours ago

MATERIAL GIRL: “It's really, really slow fashion,” said Vanessa Schindler who will present a capsule of evening-based looks hand-crafted in her studio in Geneva at the upcoming edition of the Hyères International Festival of FashionPhotography and Fashion Accessories, as last year's winner of the Grand ...


The Photographer Who Revolutionized French Elle

The Cut-Mar 9, 2018

A new exhibition in Paris celebrates the work of Swiss fashion photographer Peter Knapp, who worked as French Elle's artistic director in the 1960s and '70s. Opening today at La Cité de la Mode et du Design, the show features 100 images that spotlight Knapp's close working relationships with French ...


Let's talk about sex: fashion in the #MeToo era

Financial Times-6 hours ago

Last week, System, a twice-yearly glossy for fashion insiders, wrote to more than 50 young female fashion workers, from writers and photographers to stylists and models, asking them how fashion's relationship with sex can move forward. “Over the past few months, much has been circulating in the media ...

Naked photographic exhibition coming to Edinburgh

Scottish Field (press release) (blog)-4 hours ago

A photographer whose work has appeared in the world's most lavish magazines is to show a collection of naked photographs in Edinburgh. Naked Britain is the work of fashion photographer Amelia Allen, and will run at Gallery-Close, 4B Howe Street, from 4 March until 3 April. Amelia – who has had her ...


Seeing our world in a new way: Photographer Ryan Berg shares his ...

imaging resource-19 hours ago

He focuses primarily on fashion and portrait photography, in addition to short-form video work, such as music videos. Berg recently completed work on an infrared landscape photo series shot in Death Valley, and was kind enough to answer some questions we had for him and his work and allow us to ...


The Godfather of Catwalk Photography Presents His Life's Work

New York Times-Mar 7, 2018

A small, bearded and bespectacled Englishman, Mr. Moore at 83 can still be seen wielding his camera at the front of the photographers' pit during fashion weeks in New York, London, Paris and Milan. He still fights his way through the scrum of sharp elbows and big egos and stakes his territory, standing for ...


Denver's Jim Howard was a “hick boy from Texas.” Now, his fashion ...

The Know-12 hours ago

Given how ubiquitous photography is today and the fact that anyone with a smartphone or digital camera can make high-quality images of street fashion as well as runway shows, it's hard to fathom the importance that illustrations once held in the world of high style. An upcoming exhibition at the Denver Art ...


How Gucci confirmed that Old Masters are back in fashion

Christie's-Mar 14, 2018

To convey the magic and mystery of the collection in the Spring advertising campaign, Michele eschewed fashion photography and instead mixed his cutting-edge styles with Old Master paintings. Long overshadowed by Modern and Contemporary art, Old Masters are now inspiring fashion, culture and art, ...


Fashion Illustrator, Photographer Antonio Lopez Featured in ...

WWD-Mar 7, 2018

As established as Lopez was as a fashion illustrator through his work in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle and Interview, his photography has not been so widely recognized. The first exhibition to focus on his photography will make its debut Thursday night at the Danziger Gallery in Manhattan. Expected ...


The Lens: Adrienne Raquel

Refinery29-Mar 1, 2018

There may not be a lot of women in fashion photography who look like Adrienne Raquel, but she's a glass-half-full kind of person. She looks at her work as a chance to represent the Black female perspective and, most importantly, strive for inclusivity — because as she puts it, we've always been dope.

Exhibition puts the female body at its centre

Scottish Field (press release) (blog)-Mar 15, 2018

Honey is a successful commercial photographer whose previous work focuses on fashion, journalism and music photography. Her award-winning images has been published in The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Dazed & Confused, Aesthetica Magazine. In 2013 she spent time in the native ...


Modeling's glamour hides web of abuse

The Boston Globe-Feb 17, 2018

For adolescents blessed with willowy good looks, the fashion world offers the prospect of glamour, celebrity, and wealth. But this, for many, is what the beginning of a modeling career can actually look like: On her first test shoot as a 15-year-old, Dasha Alexander said, a photographer held a camera in one ...

Princess Diana's photographer named in new sexual misconduct ...
The Sydney Morning Herald-Feb 17, 2018

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SXSW Film Review: 'Perfect'

Variety-Mar 14, 2018

Matthias Koenigswieser's camera has the hard, lush look of high-fashionphotography. The clinic is encircled by Eden-esque woods, a waterfall, and a skyscraper-tall sculpture that looks like a granite Pez dispenser. Staring at the supine beauties littered across the modernist furniture feels like attempting to ...

Project Editor – Art, Photography, and General Interest

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We need an experienced project editor to manage titles within the Art, PhotographyFashion, and General Interest lists from our New York office. Working closely with the Publisher and Commissioning Editors, you will be involved in all aspects of book creation, from the early stages of commissioning to ...


The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell

The Atlantic-Mar 8, 2018

Toni Frissell began her career in photography in the 1930s, at first working as a fashion photographer for Vogue magazine. During World War II, she was, for a time, the official photographer for the American Red Cross, and later, the Women's Army Corps. Her work took her to Europe, where she ...


French Stylist Suzanne Koller Weighs In on What Makes a Great ... 2, 2018

I hadn't shot with Alasdair McLellan for a while, and I think he is a great portrait photographerFashion right now…it's going bananas: You don't always know who the designers are actually designing for. Doing a story with Alastair…it was this idea of showing more of the character of the person, looking ...


The Sunday Styles of Lana Turner, a Harlem Fashion Icon

The New Yorker-Mar 11, 2018

It was when Turner was out, moving through the city, that the photographer Dario Calmese first saw her—they were both at church, on a Sunday. Calmese, whose father was a pastor, was immediately drawn to Turner's radiant self-presentation, spotting her bright organza gown and jaunty felted chapeau ...


Top 10 Campaigns of the Season

The Business of Fashion-6 hours ago

Such is the case for Spring/Summer 2018, where fashion houses big and small took creative risks with their advertising to cut through the noise. In Alessandro Michele's quest to push boundaries, Gucci's "Utopian Fantasy" campaign was fully illustrated by Spanish artist Ignasi Monreal, whose imagination ...


Models wanted to showcase designs at Townsville Fashion Festival

Townsville Bulletin-3 hours ago

In its seventh year, the Townsville Fashion Festival presented by Escape Travel will nurture the talent in North Queensland and give regional creative industries including retail, design, manufacturing, hair and beauty, photography, art, dance and media a platform to showcase their work. Promo for model ...


#BJP 7870: The Figure – Adornment & Identity

British Journal of Photography-Mar 6, 2018

“It's about the way that the body's positioned, and how that alters our reading of the clothes,” explains Marshall, who along with Hay recognised the emergence of unconventional styling in fashion photography. In our cover feature we present the photographer/stylist duo Crosslucid, who dig into complex ...


Cindy Crawford and Matthew Rolston on fame, fashion and what it ...

Los Angeles Times-Mar 3, 2018

The duo discussed Rolston's new exhibit, how Los Angeles became a fashion photography mecca, in what way Kim Kardashian West has changed celebrity portraiture, and how the fashion business has shifted now that Crawford's 16-year-old daughter, Kaia Gerber, is a budding model herself.

What reforms would curb sexual misconduct in the fashion industry?

The Boston Globe-Feb 16, 2018

To always have a person from their agency accompany every model, to assist and protect them, no matter what age. Have photographers come to the agency for castings instead of the girls going to their houses/studios. Oblidge models under 18 to be chaperoned on set. Buddy system & “Uber rating” for ...


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Pedestrian TV-Mar 9, 2018

Ideal candidate would have studied (or is currently studying) a fashionphotography, business or marketing / communications course , or currently have experience running your own blog. Must have experience in videography. Must have experience in at least 3-4 years in using Photoshop & Lightroom.


A Behind the Scenes Look of Fashion Styling with Denver's Victoria ...

303 Magazine-Feb 23, 2018

She has worked behind some very exclusive fashion shows (most recently NYFW) and focuses on working with creative people of color. This year holds big happenings for Cardenas as she plans to expand more than just her photography and styling. She allowed us to watch behind the scenes at a ...


China, Captured: How Chen Man Redefined Fashion

Sixth Tone-Feb 21, 2018

Since emerging in 2003, Chen has become one of China's highest-profile fashion photographers. Her work regularly appears on the covers of the Chinese editions of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle. She is known for her bold, vibrant style that merges Chinese tradition with high fashion; she has shot ...


1938. Birthday Party with Guests celebrates a pivotal year for ...

British Journal of Photography-22 hours ago

The exhibition starts in the 1950s with Dutch photographer and filmmaker Johan van der Keuken's We Are 17, a series of portraits of his young friends in Amsterdam. Focusing on body language and the codes of fashion, German artist Andrzej Steinbach's icy staged portraits provide a contemporary ...


Beautiful, sensual photos of Hong Kong's young men

Dazed-47 minutes ago

Photographer Alexandra Leese has never forgotten Hong Kong; the city of her childhood and the locus of cherished memories. Though she left when she was 11, the London-based fashion and portrait photographer recently felt compelled to return with her camera. “This began as something very personal ...


Fashion Group International fêtes top Dallas designers and artists

CultureMap Dallas-Mar 9, 2018

The event, this year co-chaired by Holly Quartaro and Dr. Jason Stanford, honors the accomplishments of the city's emerging talents in the areas of women's fashion, men's fashionphotography, art, fashion blogging, and makeup artistry. Attendees, including Cynthia Smoot, Chad Collum, Ken Weber, LeeAnne Locken, ...


Gordon Parks' cinematic photos captured the injustices of the civil ...

CNN-Feb 21, 2018

He photographed fashion for Vogue, directed the 1971 blaxploitation film "Shaft," composed orchestral scores, and wrote memoirs, novels and poems. But it was with his sensitive, insightful documentary photos of black America that Gordon Parks made himself one of the 20th century's most important cultural figures.


Point and shoot, James Bond style, with this new Leica

Classic Driver-7 hours ago

While Q may not have designed it, fashion and photography genius Marcus Wainwright — founder, CEO, and creative director of fashion label rag & bone — sure knew how to channel the Quartermaster when he collaborated with Leica for this special-edition camera. The Leica M Monochrom 'Stealth ...


Is the Fashion Industry Failing Its Models?

InStyle-Feb 15, 2018

The #MeToo conversation swept the fashion industry last month after an explosive report, published in The New York Times, detailed sexual harassment and abuse allegations against legendary fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino. Earlier this winter, several brands and publishing ...


Wildlife Photographer Shares Passion with Greenwich Academy ...

Greenwich Free Press-15 hours ago

In closing and in true English major fashion, Ms. Groo left students with the words of Mary Oliver: “Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” The show is open to the public from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Luchsinger Gallery located in Greenwich Academy's Wallace Performing Arts ...


A passion for fashion: NOMA mounts first major exhibit devoted to art ...

The Advocate-Feb 28, 2018

Diorama-like displays of the type more often seen in natural history museums vie with mirrored platforms, free-standing environments and a handful of video projections for attention — not to mention the rich selection of fashion photography on the walls, itself worth an exhibition in its own right. It's almost too ...


Peter Hujar: Photography Between Stonewall and AIDS 14, 2018

After graduating from high school in 1953, Hujar worked as an assistant to commercial photographers until 1968. Five years of contributing features to mass-market magazines convinced him that a fashion career “wasn't right for me,” and in 1973 he opted for an autonomous, near-penniless life as an artist.


Paris, 1967: Street Photography by a New York Legend

The Cut-Mar 7, 2018

At the close of Paris Fashion Week, the legendary street photographer Joel Meyerowitz will release a book with his own scenes of Paris, taken half a century ago. Joel Meyerowitz: Where I Find Myself, out March 13 from Laurence King, is the first major retrospective of his work in a book, and will accompany ...


Bookmark This Now: This Shop Lets You Purchase High-Fashion Art ... 21, 2018

Throughout her experience in the industry, she has recruited an army of amazing photographers and artists, thrilled to see their archived photos take new residence on the walls of your home. Celebrity and fashion photographers such as Kenneth Willardt and Greg Lotus have already signed on to the ...


Geoff Dyer on the influential US photographer Garry Winogrand

Financial Times-Feb 16, 2018

To make sure I was not reacting over-enthusiastically to this image, I looked through Martin Harrison's survey of fashion photography, Appearances, to see how it fared alongside famous images by Arthur Elgort, Louis Faurer and the rest. It doesn't have the conceived and fully achieved perfection that we ...


What to see, hear and do this week, March 12–18

ArtsATL-Mar 11, 2018

Michele Schuff: On the Edge of Forever. The Atlanta-based artist shows new encaustic works inspired by photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope. Through March 17. Sandler Hudson. Erik Madigan Heck: Old Future. A new exhibition of the acclaimed fashion photographer's work. Through March 17.


Profile: Vikram Kushwah and his surreal childhood narratives

The Mancunion-Mar 9, 2018

Vikram Kushwah is a commercial and art photographer born in New Delhi, India and based in England. After stumbling upon photography whilst studying for a BA in Fashion Design, Kushwah worked for a year as an assistant photographer in Mumbai. He soon turned his attention to pursuing academic ...


ICP's 2018 Infinity Award winners

British Journal of Photography-Feb 27, 2018

Established in 1985, the ICP Infinity Awards recognise major contributions and emerging talent in photojournalism, art, fashion photography, and publishing. Past recipients include Berenice Abbott, Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Robert Frank, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh ...


Post-Soviet visions from a new generation of image-makers

British Journal of Photography-Feb 20, 2018

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of talks looking at post-Soviet fashionphotography and architecture, with the discussion on photography taking place on 05 April. Chaired by Ekow Eshun, the debate will feature Ashleigh Kane, arts and culture editor at Dazed; Turkina Faso, Russian-born ...


Putnam: Muslim clothing for Macy's produced by East Lansing's Lisa ...

Lansing State Journal-Feb 15, 2018

As an East Lansing high school student, Lisa Vogl was best known for her talent as a softball hitter and outfielder. Now the 35-year-old fashion photographer is gaining widespread attention in the retail world for her Western-style clothing and hijabs geared toward Muslim women. Thursday, Macy's rolled ...


UNITED IN LOVE, Natalie Goldstein's solo artist show uses art and ...

ResponseSource (press release)-3 hours ago

She also draws influence from Richard Avedon, whose portraits blur the line photography and fine art. As well as Herb Ritts' composition and unique style. Natalie grew up surrounded by fashion and recognised that her photography had to be more than fashion editorial work and project iconic, perhaps ...


Works from 22 Graduating Seniors to Go on View at NYU Tisch ...

NYU News (press release)-Mar 1, 2018

I realized that fashion photography is its own art form with depth and a lyricism that tells the story [of] materialism, capitalism, fame, and beauty, and how they can ruin us while simultaneously fulfilling our deepest carnal desires, bringing our innermost dreams to life. I strive to use an almost folkloric, ...


What You Should Know About Erdem Moralioglu

Vanity Fair-Mar 13, 2018

Here, Erdem talks about his first fashion fascinations and the quiet ways he addresses the tumult of today's political landscape. HE GREW up in .... HE COLLECTS photography books and works by both contemporary and historical photographers, including Wolfgang Tillmans, Anne Collier, and Cecil Beaton. HE ADMITS to ...


The Australian sisters taking over the fashion world

The Sydney Morning Herald-Mar 1, 2018

Alice We are both working mums now and have less time to spend with one another because we're so busy with work. I live in Sydney and she's in Melbourne. Fashion is all-consuming in a great way, but it's a busy industry which means hard work and less time to actually spend with family when you don't ...


Pulitzer Center Grantees Receive ICP Infinity Awards

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (blog)-Feb 21, 2018

The International Center of Photography announced their 2018 Infinity Awards recipients, given to recognize "emerging talent in the fields of photojournalism, art, fashion photography, and publishing." Pulitzer Center grantee, Natalie Keyssar, will be given the Emerging Photographer Award. Keyssar ...


Exhibition Looks Back on 120 Years of Photography in Myanmar

The Irrawaddy News Magazine-Feb 21, 2018

After Independence, citizens were required to have ID photographs taken.(Photo:Chan Son/The Irrawaddy). During this era, photo technology changed and many people opened photo studios or began to take fashion photography seriously. This marked the beginning of an image-conscious culture that ...


Q&A: Adam Ferguson, World Press Photo of the Year nominee

British Journal of Photography-Feb 14, 2018

I knew this going into it and drew reference from art and fashion photography and painting, where faces were obscured or hidden and I used this in an attempt to position the work outside of traditional photojournalism. I made each image at a different location – hotel rooms, local restaurants, houses.


Brand to Know: Men's Wear Inspired by a Swedish-Kurdish Upbringing

New York Times-Mar 13, 2018

... a photography project that surpassed the Lurrs' expectations. “I was working in a beer bar to save some money to buy a camera, and wanted to publish a book about my home city in Iraq, Kirkuk,” explains Dilan. “I don't know how it happened exactly, but we said, 'Let's do fashion too. Let's do a little movie ...


Behind photographer Paolo Roversi's Dior look 17, 2018

Two years ago, Roversi, whose hushed, gossamer- textured images have long held their own amid the razzle dazzle that characterises most fashion photography, was invited to collaborate with Dior on a book celebrating its 70-year history. When we meet, at the Paris HQ, he is poised to sign copies, two ...


Art Industry News: Are Damien Hirst's New Paintings Penance for ...

artnet News-Mar 14, 2018

Strauss Photography Collection Heads to Phillips – Michel and Sally Strauss's photography collection will be sold at Phillips this May. The couple collected ... The schedule also features “DESTEFASHIONCOLLECTION,” a project examining the bounds between art and fashion. (Press release). Graham ...


A Corporeal History of the 19th Century

New York Times-3 hours ago

It was only when Crimean War veterans set the fashion that experts began recommending beards to ward off frostbite, sunburn and air pollution, not to ... the naturalist's extravagant whorls of hair are harder to forge than the “door knocker” the weak-chinned Dickens grew after the rise of photography made it ...


Post-Soviet Visions exhibition - in pictures

The Guardian-Feb 21, 2018

Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe is a photographyshow exploring new visual representations of lifestyle and ... of self was exhibited in Latvia and in Ukraine and also published in the book Ukrainian Erotic Photography, The Calvert Journal and Purple Fashion Magazine.


Planning and Executing Your First Photo Editorial

Fstoppers-Feb 19, 2018

The in-between stages of fashion photography can be knowing which ideas for stories serve best as test shoots and which are worth pushing forward as a full editorial. Do the benefits of a cohesive editorial outweigh the efforts required to make it? This article breaks down the steps required from idea to ...


The decorated female war photographer who shot Dior's AW18 show

Dazed (press release)-Mar 10, 2018

Maria Grazia Chiuri has been flying her feminist flag at Dior since she became the brand's first female creative director back in 2016. Her debut collection featured the infamous “WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS” tee, and SS18 followed up with a “WHY HAVE THERE BEEN NO GREAT FEMALE ARTISTS?


Street artists are calling for a boycott on H&M

Metro-Mar 15, 2018

And, according to HypeBeast, the artist has filed a cease and desist letter to H&M on the grounds that the fashion giant's 'unauthorized use of his ... of the photographer, but if the artist ever made him/herself known then the artist would be entitled to any profits made by the photographer in this scenario.'.


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Headshot Types

Actor Headshot
There are two main headshot types in the acting world: commercial and feature shots. 

Commercial Headshot is usually the simple smile photos of the actor that is used to book commercials projects and background rolls.  Featured Headshots are dramatic photos. That is used to cast the actor in featured roles and featured extra parts and stage roles. It is a good idea to have both Commercial Headshots and Featured Headshots in your portfolio book. There are more niche styles, but commercial and featured are the main ones you want to have. 

Just a remember your headshot is your calling card for success. No matter the type of headshot go with.  

Featured Headshot

Featured Headshots are more dramatic and focus on a particular Character Type. Usually, you’ll have a neutral expression with intention in the eyes. You want this headshot to show your dramatic and professional side. With this headshot, you will be cast for specific roles in Movies, TV shows, Stage Productions and other areas that need a specific look. It is important to play into the character type. 

Industrial Headshots

Industrial Headshots are for industrial productions. This is the business setting. Suits, ties, and professional attire are a must. These gigs are for company training videos, presentations, and other work in the professional work environment. Dress the part. It’s nice for the casting directors to see that you can play the clean and professional business person.

Promotional Headshots

Promotional Headshots help you get promotional work. Generally, this is two distinct looks – the professional business person or the model. If you’re going the business person route, the industrial headshot is pretty close to the look you want. If you are going the model route, you’ll want to look happy, fun, and energetic. You want to be pretty and have people talk to you. Your headshot should covey this.

Modeling Headshots

Modeling Headshots are geared towards the modeling field. This is the only category of headshot that you don’t need to look 100% like you. It’s OK to have over retouched images, abstract posing, and busy clothing. This image is less about “you” and more about the final shot. It helps show the casting directors what you can look like as part of a final product.

Commercial Headshots

Commercial Headshots are simple, clean, and nice images. They feature you with a smile. When a casting director is looking at the image, they want to see a friendly salesman. Can you sell Tide detergent? Do I want to buy the car from you? Do you look like you are nice and easy to work with? This headshot is what will get you most of your work in Spokane. It should be clean and simple.

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Choosing Clothing for Male Headshots

Think classic. Pick your favorite outfit that fits you well and a classic dark color like navy blue or gray. Choose a suit that does not bunch up when you button it or sit down and a shirt and tie that match. 

Don't choose anything with bold, distracting patterns or colors. Clothing with tight grids or a small herringbone pattern can have a moiré pattern effect on camera, so stay away from small square pattern designs. 

Ties look best when the color tone lay between the suit and the shirt. Light shirt goes with a dark suit and the tie should in the shade between them. Always stay away from reflective shiny silk suite and ties. 

If you don't wear a tie, choose a non-white shirt if possible: white shirts without a jacket and tie to break them up can lose detail in the color and folds. 

Choosing Clothing for Females Headshots

Choose a professional outfit that has a classic look. 

You should not be able to tell what year it is in the photo. Do not choose anything with bold or distracting patterns or colors.  

Clothing with tight grids or a small herringbone pattern can have a moiré pattern effect on camera, so stay away from grid-like patterns. Thin stripes are okay. 

Try not to wear stark white unless it’s under something, such as a suit jacket, cardigan, or sweater. V-necks accentuate the neckline and look best on women. Just do not choose something with too low of a neckline.  

No turtlenecks. Turtlenecks make people look like they have no neck at all in photos. 

Stay away from short sleeves tops and tank tops: executive headshots look better without bare arms, but it can work for a model's comp card or an actor/entertainer headshot. 

For jewelry, I always prefer a headshot with something small and classic, and not very reflective or too flashy. Earrings should not dangle more than an inch from your earlobe.  

Makeup - do it yourself or hire a makeup artist? 

If you do your makeup yourself, do your makeup how you usually wear it for an average day, or for a nice dinner. Wearing heavy makeup will show clumps of mascara or dark lipstick. Go with a light to medium eyeliners, eyeshadows, and lipsticks that are only a shade or two darker than your skin tones. 

This brings your features out in a subtle manner without making it look like you're wearing lots of makeup. Avoid taking on heavy foundation, or wearing shiny eyeshadows or lip gloss: too much shine is distracting on camera and looks wet. 

Skin blemishes, pimples, and even wrinkles will be retouched. 

See examples of how to do or not do your makeup: you want makeup to merely smooth out your skin and enhance your features- drawing attention to your features as your features, not your features as brightly colored with too much lipstick or eyeshadow. If you would like to have a professional hair and makeup for your photo shoot just let me know.  

Headshot Questions 

Should I get my hair and makeup done by a professional?

There is no absolute answer for this type of question it all depends on the type of story you are trying to tell and the budget you are working with for your headshot project.

If you are needing professional hair and makeup for your headshot photos we can arrange that for you or refer you to several different makeup artist that we have worked with in the past.

How long is a session?

This is a great question to ask.  an average professional headshots session should be 30 minutes to 1 hour.  As a side note, of course, the photographer will be spending several hours before and after the shoot to finalize your photos and to make sure all of your headshot Photography Studio Gear is set up and ready for your headshot photoshoot session.

How long will it take to receive my edited photos of my headshots?

We always like to make sure that the edits are completely done, and we have a very high Professional Standards for editing are photos. Photo edits are usually completed in two weeks.

How many images will I receive?

High-resolution files will be delivered via and online gallery from the online Gallery you can download your final edits and also order prints.

What do I need a headshot for?

The photos from your headshot session can be used for your social media profiles and your online bio. Also feel free to use them for business cards. If you are needing photos for advertising campaigns, please ask about licensing rights for advertising campaigns.

Here's a short list of how your headshot photos can be utilized.

Your website
postcards, business cards
To bring to auditions
Casting profiles
Model Rate Cards
Email signatures

Your headshot makes a first impression it's like a calling card making a branding impression from the start. It will be the centerpiece of your marketing materials. 

Your headshot represents a brand that will that be the face of your website, casting profiles, postcards, resume. Having a professional headshot that represents your brand and story helps create Trust with the community you are reaching out to you.

Your headshot will help make you recognizable across the different marking marketing channels.  When considering the different types of headshots.  Think about The Branding that you were trying to convey.  Study how some of your favorite brands carefully choose designs and colors and even fonts to communicate their brand message.

You want to your headshot to represent the brand identity that you are marketing. In a sense you are putting yourself out there as a product and your headshot is the image that best represents the brand and product you are putting out there. Branding pays a very important part of marketing in your social media and online professional presence.

Whether you are an actor, real estate agent or business professional your professional presence and presentation matters.  Keep in mind you will be using your headshot photo for your Twitter profile Facebook profile and Instagram.

You may want to create a series of headshots for the different Outlets that you will be using your headshot. Actors and models will also need a digital copy and Professionally printed copies of your headshots for your portfolio. If you are a speaker and presenter for different meeting and events, you will also need hard copies and digital press kits.

Headshots for Auditions Theatre 

You will need to have your headshot readily available for auditions.  You can do this by creating an online digital gallery with your headshot and bio. Most Theatre audition directors will not allow you to submit for an audition unless you have a complete headshot and bio for the casting director to review. 

For your theater audition, it is standard procedure to bring a copy of your headshot to the audition as a part of your traveling portfolio. Some Theatre casting offices will even ask you to mail in a copy of your headshot and resume to the casting director's office

When auditioning for film and Commercial are print modeling you may not need to have a hard copy of your headshot, but it is always a good idea to have one on hand when attending any type of addition.

When you are in the process of submitting yourself to agencies for representation it's always good idea 2 include your headshot whether you are emailing the agency are mailing hard copies to the agency. From time to time, you will be attending workshops with a casting director or agent it is always a good idea to bring your headshot to these types of workshops.

What does a casting director want from your headshot?

This is where your branding concept will become a part of your message that you are communicating to the casting director. When submitting to a casting director, your headshot is the very first thing the casting director will see.  

It's very important that your headshot represent the brand that you want to represent and also get the attention of the casting director. 
Casting directors are very busy and are moving through hundreds to thousands of submissions for the types of roles that they are looking for.

The main job of the casting director is to put together actors that best represent the storyline. When looking at your headshot the casting director wants to be able to cook immediately and get a sense of how you might fit into the story.

As an actor you know how important it is to make the right first impression to get the audition. especially when you are at the beginning of your acting career, your headshot can help you or it might even hold you back.

Be sure when you are doing your headshots that you keep audition First Impressions in mind and how you want to be branded.

What makes a good professional headshot?

Your professional headshot should convey the elements of your personality and the brand you best fit. Your headshot is meant to be a selling peace to the real Marketable you. Your headshot should give an accurate sense of who you are.  

How can I find the right photographer? 

Photographers are very easy to find. Finding the right headshot photographer to work with and help you create the brand you are looking for is the most important thing.

In the process you might even be tempted to have a friend or relative do your headshot for you. This can be a mistake because they may not be experienced at creating a professional headshot that is a marketing tool.

A professional headshot photographer will be able to capture several images for you that represent your professional brand. A professional headshot photographer will be experienced in finding the right locations and utilizing natural light mixed with Studio light to create the headshot that will work for you.

Also when working with a professional photographer, they will help you with the different types of files that you will need and backing up the files for you. Always do your research before hiring a headshot photographer ask for references and look at their website and online galleries.

It's very important to have a clear conversation with your headshot photographer before committing to the photoshoot about the goals and needs you have for your headshots. You want to make sure that your Visions are compatible with the photographer's capability and resources.

What should I wear?

Keep in mind when doing your headshot and pulling your wardrobe together for the photoshoot you want to keep the wardrobe very simple and make sure that you have no busy patterns in the clothing. For the photoshoot you want the focus to be on you not the clothing.

Bright colors and busy patterns can cause distractions. also wearing large jewelry pieces can create Reflections that distract from your headshot. Be sure to choose the color tones that go with your skin tones when pulling your wardrobe together. Also stay away from bright white colors and dark black colors.

How many looks should I have?

We would suggest that you do two to four Looks when doing your headshot photos. At any photo shoot, it takes some time to warm up and fall into a rhythm for the photoshoot. If you go with too few looks for the photoshoot, you may not have enough choices to pull out the best headshots when you are making your final decisions. 

You also want to have a variety of scenarios to choose from and to use for different media outlets and different purposes. For speaking engagements, you might want to have a different photo than you have on your LinkedIn profile.

What can I expect from a headshot photoshoot? 

Depending on how many headshots and how many books you are doing at your photo shoot the length of time for the photo shoot session will vary.  Also, you might choose different locations for your photo shoot so you would need to take into consideration moving between the locations. Most photo shoots run from 2 to 3 hours

How can I relax during my headshot session?

Before going to your photo shoot, you might be nervous so we need to cover some ways you can relax before and during the photoshoot. Be sure to arrive early and not be rushed for your photoshoot. 
Do some planning before the photoshoot and packed several days before the photo shoot so you're not rushed the day of the photoshoot.

The day of the photoshoot you want to be relaxed and have fun and not be concerned about details. It's always good to get to the photo shoot and visit with the photographer beforehand and build some Rapport and go over the plan for the photoshoot, so you are relaxed.

What headshot background is best?

Backgrounds in photography are always very important they help communicate the story and message of the brand that you are marketing. In some situations like real estate photography you may be required to use a certain color for your background for your business cards. Generally speaking, a simple background that is out of focus works the best.

How often should I get new headshots taken?

Every two years is the industry standard or every time you have a change in your look. Your headshot needs to look like you it's misleading to communicate something else.

For example, we've all seen the headshot of the local insurance agent taken when he was 25, and now he's 65 using the same headshot.  That is misleading and confusing to the brand message.

It is recommended that you get a head shot every two years for adults and every six months for children.

Should I get my headshot retouched? 

Yes, your headshots should be retouched, but it should not be done in a way that it is noticeable. You want to have distractions edited out, but you want to communicate Who You Are.

Kenneth Purdom Photography  

Portraits for Love - Volunteer Opportunities

Portraits for Love Description

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Portraits for Love Description

The idea behind Portraits for LOVE is to provide portraits for individuals and families that cannot afford professional portraits.

Whether it be a result of a crisis from a natural disaster or accident for example home damaged by fire or other circumstances.  Portraits for LOVE volunteers assemble to help families in need.


The goal of Portraits for LOVE  is to help families around the world with portraits of their families and loved ones throughout the season, taken by the incredibly talented photographers within the industry. To date 1,000's portraits have been taken and sent to soldiers and their families.


We are looking to use the strength and commitment of our Portraits for LOVE volunteers to help support this project and provide opportunities for the creative community to help families in need.


Portraits for LOVE is working with local USO offices and other community non-profit organizations to gather families for Portraits for LOVE events. The goal of the project is to create memorable portraits of families.  


We wish to thank all of the participating photographers and the creative community who have helped make Portraits for LOVE a success and the organization's we have worked with.


Organizations we have worked with in the past...

  • Park and Recreations Department Columbia, Tennessee.

  • No More Dirty Ministries Huntsville, Alabama

  • Park and Recreations department Huntsville, Alabama

  • Life Care Centers of America

  • Habitat for Humanity Franklin, Tennessee

  • Habitat for Humanity Columbia, Tennessee

  • USO Clarksville, Tennessee


Volunteer Opportunities

  • Photographer

  • Photographer Assistant

  • Site Location Coordinator

  • Event Location Coordinator

  • Videographer

  • Social Media Manager

  • Website Creator

  • Content Creator

  • Article Writing and Blogging

  • PR Coordinator

  • Community Outreach Coordinator


Reasons to Volunteer


“I volunteer because I love my city and I need to give back something to it other than tax dollars. Also, my soul needs redemption.” - Sophia


“I volunteer because ‘to whom much is given, of him shall much be required.’ — Luke 12:48. - Aria


“I volunteer because I find something incredibly satisfying about acting in a way that is consistent with my principles.” - Charlotte


“I volunteer because it takes me out of my daily life.” - Isabella


“I volunteer because it continuously teaches me something new about people, about cooperation, about compassion, and about myself.” - Mark



If you would like to volunteer please email Kenneth Purdom at

Subject: Portraits for LOVE and let us know how you would like to volunteer.




Huntsville Alabama Event


Columbia Tennessee Event


Christmas Promotional Video


Event Video




Portraits for LOVE was started in 2016 by Kenneth Purdom.


Kenneth Purdom



Transatlantic Fashion Week Crossing

Transatlantic Fashion Week Crossing 2018


Hosts Tommy Davidson and Andrea Feczko Join Cunard on Flagship Queen Mary 2 for Annual Transatlantic Fashion Week Crossing

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 Featured on TV Series Vacation Creation

VALENCIA, Calif., Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second time, Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 will be featured on Vacation Creation with Tommy Davidson and Andrea Feczko, which airs on Saturday, February 17 on ABC stations in select markets around the country. Tommy Davidson, known for his role in "In Living Color," hosts alongside travel expert and YouTube sensation Andrea Feczko. The season 2 episode highlights Queen Mary 2's annual Transatlantic Fashion Week Crossing, which includes a glamorous array of fashion shows, exhibitions, and lectures.

"We are thrilled to share the inspiring fashion week story on national TV," said Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president, Cunard North America. "This Vacation Creation is perfectly suited for Cunard, and the episode brings to life the experience of a Transatlantic Crossing."

About Vacation Creation with Tommy Davidson and Andrea Feczko
Vacation Creation with Tommy Davidson and Andrea Feczko is one of Carnival Corporation's original TV series. With cruise vacations growing twenty percent faster than land-based vacations and with more people than ever taking cruise vacations year over year, the show's inaugural season's strong ratings are a testament to Americans' interest in cruising. Vacation Creation takes audiences on an inspirational journey as they follow the voyages of families who have been chosen to experience a custom-tailored cruise vacation of a lifetime. Families that are facing hardship, in need of hope, or are seeking much-needed time together are able to travel to incredible destinations and create lasting memories. 

The Episode: "Atlantic Crossing in Style"

The episode, "Atlantic Crossing in Style," follows recent design graduate Helena Bajaj-Larsen and her family on their Transatlantic journey. Born and raised by an Indian painter and a Norwegian linguistics Professor, Bajaj-Larsen's designs are inspired by her heritage and she uses fabrics sourced from Khadi shops around India and are hand-painted using acid and pigment dyes. In celebration of her matriculation from Parsons School of Design, and to thank her parents for their unwavering support, Helena and her family embark on the annual Transatlantic Fashion Week Crossing aboard Queen Mary 2. Onboard, Helena is inspired by the ship's architecture and design and has the opportunity to present her fashion line in a glamorous runway show at sea. Helena receives invaluable career advice from fashion icons such as Joe Zee and Rob Younkers during this celebration of style at sea.

The episode will air February 17, 2018. To find scheduled air times, please check local listings.

To view a preview of the episode, please click here:

For more information about Cunard, or to book a voyage, contact your Travel Consultant, call Cunard Line at 1-800-728-6273 or visit

For travel agents interested in further information, please contact your Business Development Manager, visit OneSourceor call Cunard toll free at 1-800-528-6273.

Queen Mary 2
Christened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2004, Cunard's flagship Queen Mary 2 defines luxury travel for the 21st Century and continues a 178-year legacy of transatlantic travel. Queen Mary 2 achieved her 200th transatlantic crossing in July 2013. Iconic luminaries, political figures and celebrities from the Golden Age of Ocean Travel to the present day have sailed with Cunard and aboard Queen Mary 2.

Cunard is the operator of luxury cruise ships Queen Mary 2®, Queen Victoria® and Queen Elizabeth®. Renowned for impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment, all three Queens offer luxury accommodations in Britannia, Britannia Club, Princess Grill Suite and Queens Grill Suite staterooms. Cunard is the only line to offer regularly scheduled Transatlantic service between New York and London, and it continues to celebrate the freedom of travel on exciting World Voyage and Grand Voyage itineraries that visit Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Awarded '#1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line' by Travel + Leisure's 2017 and 2016 World's Best Awards and 'Best World Cruise Itineraries' and 'Best Trans-Atlantic Itineraries' by Porthole Cruise Magazine's 2016 Readers Choice Awards, Cunard is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines, a part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the largest cruise vacation company in the world. Together Cunard, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK) operate 102 ships visiting over 700 ports around the world and totaling 226,000 lower berths.

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For additional information about Cunard, contact: 
Jackie Chase, Cunard, 661-753-1035,
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Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Opens

Today marked the official groundbreaking for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.  Co-Founders George Lucas and Mellody Hobson along with the Museum's Board of Directors joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price and a group of more than 100 civic and community leaders to break ground on this 21st century cultural destination to be located at Exposition Park in South Los Angeles.

 All images courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Used under authorization. All rights reserved.

All images courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Used under authorization. All rights reserved.

"The focus of the Museum is to open up people's imaginations and inspire them to dream beyond what is considered possible," said co-founder George Lucas. "Narrative art and storytelling stirs our emotions, shapes our aspirations as a society, and is the glue that binds us together around our common beliefs."

The Lucas Museum will celebrate the art of visual storytelling and enable people of diverse backgrounds to experience the power of narrative art across all mediums, including painting, illustration, comic art, photography, film, animation and digital art.  It is intended to be a place where visitors feel comfortable and welcomed by engaging with art forms they may already recognize and love.

Lucas Museum Goal

"Our goal is to create the world's most inclusive and accessible art museum—a place that brings together people from every walk of life," said co-founder Mellody Hobson. "We are excited to call Exposition Park home, surrounded by more than 100 elementary and high schools, one of the country's leading universities, as well as three other world-class museums."

With an iconic building designed by Ma Yansong of MAD Architects, the 300,000 square-foot non-profit museum will feature collection galleries and exhibition spaces displaying original works of art from world-renowned artists, cutting-edge digital technologies and daily film screenings in two state-of-the-art theaters. It will also offer extraordinary educational opportunities with hands-on and digital classrooms and a free public research library for educators, scholars and students.  Education will be a centerpiece of the Museum's programming to provide diverse students of all ages the skills to voice their own stories and spark creativity.  

The project will transform a series of asphalt parking lots into a museum surrounded by 11 acres of new park land and gardens designed by Los Angeles-based landscape architecture firm Studio-MLA.  Thousands of jobs will be created directly and indirectly as a result of the Museum. 

"The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be an architectural wonder, a cultural treasure, and a center of storytelling and creativity at the heart of a reimagined Exposition Park," said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. "I thank Mellody Hobsonand George Lucas for their incredible generosity and vision, which will inspire countless Angelenos and visitors from around the world."

Lucas Museum

"Today is a momentous occasion, as we break ground on what will surely become one of Los Angeles County's most popular and beloved landmarks," said Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. "The Lucas Museum will not only display brilliant works of art, but also teach countless children the science and technological skills needed for careers in the film, animation and design industries. It will cement Exposition Park's reputation as a world-class destination for arts and entertainment."

"My heartfelt thanks to George and Mellody for this unprecedented investment in South Los Angeles," said Los Angeles Councilmember Curren Price. "When completed, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be a special, very magical gathering space for individuals from all walks of life to experience art like never before. We share an absolute belief that all children and families, no matter their skin color or zip code, deserve equal access to the arts." 

Construction is commencing immediately and is anticipated to be completed by late 2021.



Narrative art is art that tells a story through images, either as a single moment in an ongoing story or as a sequence of events unfolding over time.  It is as old as humanity, with many of the world's great works of art being narrative in nature, conveying stories from religion, myth, legend, history, literature or current events.  While storytelling takes many forms, narrative imagery and pictures may have preceded the written word in capturing the thoughts and actions of people. Storytelling is central to the history of visual art across nearly every culture and time period in human history - ranging from cave paintings to Egyptian hieroglyphics to religious paintings and now to the modern use of film and digital animation.  The power of narrative art is in bringing people or societies together, or inspiring us to action, through shared beliefs. 

The Lucas Museum will showcase how storytelling works in various art forms and various times and places. The Museum will assemble many different genres including comic art, painting, illustration, photography, filmmaking, and drawings for exploration and celebration. These works of vastly different types of art will co-exist in the galleries for comparison, contemplation, inspiration and discussion.

For more information, please visit

Contact:  Paul Hernandez
(818) 266-7769

Women Photograph

Women Photograph Movement

Canon U.S.A. Lends Its Support to Women Photograph, an Initiative Created to Promote the Representation of Female Photojournalists

Association Will Help Elevate the Voices of Female and Non-binary Photographers

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 8, 2018 – In conjunction with International Women’s Day (IWD), the global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce their association with Women Photograph, a movement created to promote the representation of female photojournalists.

 Photo by Kenneth Purdom

Photo by Kenneth Purdom

Canon will work with Women Photograph to aid their travel grant program which funds female and non-binary photographers to attend workshops, hostile environment training, festivals, and other developmental opportunities.

Launched in 2017 and founded by photojournalist Daniella Zalcman, Women Photograph is an initiative to shift the gender makeup of the photojournalism community. A private database that includes more than 700 independent female documentary photographers based in 91 countries, any commissioning editor or organization can utilize the database for their photojournalistic hiring needs.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate this year’s IWD than to support an initiative that is enriching the professional advancement of female and non-binary photojournalists,” said Elizabeth Pratt, director of professional client development and support and Canon Professional Services.

“Women Photograph has created a home for professional women photojournalists to showcase their work for potential clients and Canon is honored to help continue the momentum of this initiative.”

Women Photograph

Welcome to Women Photograph! Enjoy browsing the site by region using the menu above. For access to the complete database, which includes contact details, languages spoken, HEFAT info, and more, e-mail

Canon Professional Services will host a Women Photograph Workshop at the Canon Customer Experience Center in Orange County, CA in December. Dates and details will be provided by Women Photograph.

“Canon is an ideal strategic partner as we ensure that our industry’s chief storytellers are as diverse as the communities they hope to represent,” said Daniella Zalcman, founder and director of Women Photograph. “So much of breaking into the photojournalism industry relies on networking and professional development events that can be prohibitively expensive and the generous support from Canon will help our photographers access these resources.”

For more information about Women Photograph or to learn more about the travel grant program and the upcoming workshop, log onto


About Women Photograph


Women Photograph is an initiative that launched in 2017 to elevate the voices of female visual journalists. The private database includes more than 700 independent women documentary photographers based in 91 countries and is available privately to any commissioning editor or organization.

Women Photograph also operates an annual series of project grants for emerging and established photojournalists, a year-long mentorship program, and a travel fund to help female photographers access workshops, festivals, and other developmental opportunities.

Our mission is to shift the gender makeup of the photojournalism community and ensure that our industry's chief storytellers are as diverse as the communities they hope to represent.


Women Photographers Who Changed the World


Sue Bryce
Sue Bryce and I'm a Portrait Photographer. I am not a trust fund baby or a rich wife (yet!) I have been a portrait photographer for 22 years. I built a business that went from zero to $20,000 per week in turn over in my home garage. I have no formal education in business, marketing, sales or even photography for ...

Julia Margaret Cameron
British photographer
Julia Margaret Cameron was a British photographer. She became known for her portraits of celebrities of the time, and for photographs with Arthurian and other legendary or heroic themes. Wikipedia
Born: June 11, 1815, Kolkata, India
Died: January 26, 1879, Kalutara, Sri Lanka

Dorothea Lange
American photographer
Dorothea Lange was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration. Wikipedia
Born: May 26, 1895, Hoboken, NJ
Died: October 11, 1965, San Francisco, CA

Margaret Bourke-White
American photographer
Margaret Bourke-White was an American photographer and documentary photographer. She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of the Soviet five-year plan, the first ... Wikipedia
Born: June 14, 1904, The Bronx, New York City, NY
Died: August 27, 1971, Stamford, CT

Diane Arbus
American photographer
Diane Arbus was an American photographer noted for photographs of marginalized people—dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers—and others whose normality was perceived by the general populace as ugly or surreal. Wikipedia
Born: March 14, 1923, New York City, NY
Died: July 26, 1971, Westbeth Artists Community, New York City, NY

Imogen Cunningham
American photographer
Imogen Cunningham was an American photographer known for her botanical photography, nudes, and industrial landscapes. Wikipedia
Born: April 12, 1883, Portland, OR
Died: June 23, 1976, San Francisco, CA
Artworks: Magnolia Blossom, Snake in Bucket, False Hellebore, MORE

Cindy Sherman
American photographer
Cynthia Morris Sherman is an American photographer and film director, best known for her conceptual portraits. In 1995, she was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Wikipedia
Born: January 19, 1954 (age 64), Glen Ridge, NJ

Berenice Abbott
American photographer
Berenice Abbott, née Bernice Alice Abbott, was an American photographer best known for her portraits of between-the-wars 20th-century cultural figures, New York City photographs of architecture and ... Wikipedia
Born: July 17, 1898, Springfield, OH
Died: December 9, 1991, Monson, ME

Annie Leibovitz
American portrait photographer
Anna-Lou "Annie" Leibovitz is an American portrait photographer. She photographed John Lennon on the day he was assassinated, and her work has been used on numerous album covers and magazines. Wikipedia
Born: October 2, 1949 (age 68), Waterbury, CT

Sally Mann
American photographer
Sally Mann is an American photographer, best known for her large-format, black-and-white photographs—at first of her young children, then later of landscapes suggesting decay and death. Wikipedia
Born: May 1, 1951 (age 66), Lexington, Virginia, VA

Gertrude Käsebier
American photographer
Gertrude Käsebier was one of the most influential American photographers of the early 20th century. She was known for her images of motherhood, her portraits of Native Americans and her promotion of photography as a career for women. Wikipedia
Born: May 18, 1852, Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School, Des Moines
Died: October 12, 1934, New York City, NY

Nan Goldin
American photographer
Nancy "Nan" Goldin is an American photographer. Her work often explores LGBT bodies, moments of intimacy, the HIV crisis, and the opioid epidemic. Wikipedia
Born: September 12, 1953 (age 64), Washington, D.C.

Lee Miller
American photographer
Elizabeth "Lee" Miller, Lady Penrose, was an American photographer. She was a fashion model in New York City in the 1920s before going to Paris, where she became a fashion and fine art photographer. Wikipedia
Born: April 23, 1907, Poughkeepsie, NY
Died: July 21, 1977, Chiddingly, United Kingdom

Tina Modotti
Italian photographer
Tina Modotti was an Italian photographer, model, actress, and revolutionary political activist for the Comintern. Wikipedia
Born: August 17, 1896, Udine, Italy
Died: January 5, 1942, Mexico City, Mexico

Maggie Steber
American photographer
Maggie Steber is an American documentary photographer who has covered issues from the slave trade to the science of memory. Wikipedia
Born: 1949, Texas
Education: University of Texas at Austin

Rineke Dijkstra
Dutch photographer
Rineke Dijkstra is a Dutch photographer. She lives and works in Amsterdam. Dijkstra has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society, the 1999 Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize and the 2017 Hasselblad Award. Wikipedia
Born: June 2, 1959 (age 58), Sittard, Netherlands


Adventure Invitation Nashville Photographer

Adventure Invitation

The adventure always lies within. So here we go. Get your backpack ready, your water bottle filled. Discover the exciting world around us subscribe today. 

I am a photographer, artist, and entrepreneur whose mission is to explore locations and help others.  I also love music and entertainment photography. I enjoy also enjoy commercial advertising, celebrity, lifestyle, fashion, entertainment, photography work. I am a business owner and I am an event organizer.  

I have been a photographer for several years now. One thing I keep seeing over and over is we can help others make their lives better. I have this deep passion for telling inspirational stories of with photography and video. The past few years I have been focused on serving my community in Columbia, Tennessee as a photographer.  

Currently, my passion has extended to doing other projects around the country and outside the USA. So I would like to ask you to Join me! As we go on an adventure... From Nashville, TN to New York City and Nassau, Bahamas.

I have discovered that traveling and helping others has a way of turning things around in a positive way.   It picks you up and brings back new.


“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” Herman Melville


Here are some of the projects and events that I have planned.

I hope you will be able to attend the events and follow along. Please be sure to sign up for email updates; there are other events I would like to keep you posted on. For example, some of the special interviews that I will be doing with Creative Humans. Just wanted to give you a heads up on some new thing I’ve been working on.




Nashville Zoo Photoshoot

This fall I'm planning on doing a meet-up photoshoot at the Nashville Zoo. Still working out the details will probably be a Sunday afternoon in September. This will be a great time to get some unique photos and also see the wild side of Nashville. Hope you can attend the Nashville  Zoo photoshoot at the

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere - 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN

Portrait and Professional Headshot Event

This one is going to be a fun productive network meeting. I am still working on finding the right location. But I want to create an event that has a friendly party vibe so that you can network with other professionals in your community and have a great portrait or headshot done at the same time. I've done a few of these recently and it's is a lot of fun.

Concert Photography

I have several events this year where I'll be doing concert photography.  For example the David Phelps Barn Bash events. If you would like to attend the concert be sure to purchase your tickets soon the events always sell out. See David Phelps Music

If you a photographer and would like to volunteer to work with me be sure to let me know. This would be a volunteer assistant role helping me with the event lots of work and fun.

Fashion Photography Meetup Events

Okay if you are a model or photographer or makeup artist you will want to participate in our Fashion Photographer Nashville TN meetup events. We also have a very active online community as well with our Facebook group. So if you're looking for a creative community to be a part of. Please be sure to check out the website.

Gulf Shores, AL Beach Events

In April I'll be doing several events on the Gulf Coast and also planning some for the fall. Planning some photoshoots at Fort Morgan Gulf Shores, AL. Also working on finalizing the plans for some beach photo shoots in that area.

New York City Fashion Shoots

For the fall I'll be going back to New York City to do more architectural photography and fashion photography. If you are a model or photographer, you will want to be sure to be apart of this event. I will have more information on the New York project soon. At the I will be scheduling photo shoots throughout the event and walking tours for architectural photography. I will have more information on the New York project soon.

Nassau, Bahamas Beach Photography

In the spring my wife and I are going to Nassau, Bahamas. I'm planning on doing lots of landscape photography and drone video. I hope to create some fantastic art pieces.

Creative Humans Coffee Meetup

Each month I have organized coffee meetups in the Middle Tennessee area. These are not photoshoot events.  But they're a great opportunity to get to know others in the creative community. I hope you can make it to our next event.

Portraits for LOVE

Portraits for LOVE - Is the creative community helping others in need.  Portraits for love is a program that I have been working on.  Still needs some fine-tuning and some sponsorship. Ideas to find a need in the community where people need photography and work with local community leaders and the creative community to provide portraits for families and individuals that would need them and appreciate them.


I am also planning to do some more really cool interviews that you will want to be a part of.


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Kenneth Purdom Photography

Commercial advertising photography, celebrity photography, lifestyle photography, fashion photography and editorial photographer serving the Nashville, TN area. Photography studio locations Nashville, TN - Franklin, TN - Columbia, TN - Huntsville, AL.  

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Professional Business Headshots (Nashville, TN)

Professional Business Headshots (Nashville, TN)

Business Photography and Headshots. In business, an image can be the difference between making the sale and missing the opportunity. High-quality, professional business photos capture the attention of your clients by adding instant personality to marketing materials, public relations efforts, social media and more.

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A good Professional Business Headshots can ... help you look confident and professional in an environmental portrait that relates to your business.

 I've been shooting professional commercial portraits for almost ten years now, and I've picked up a few tips that can help out when having your photo taken. 

Kenneth Purdom Photography

Creative headshot photography and portraits of actors, executives, business professionals, realtors, performers, and models.

Professional Corporate Website Portraits, LinkedIn Profile Photos, Bio Pictures, Headshot for Media Kit, Press Release, Resume, School/Residency Application.

Provides professional high-quality business headshots and lifestyle photography at the studio or your location.

In the corporate climate of extreme business competition in Nashville, TN, having a unique and professional headshot is essential. 

The client is looking for a trustworthy, approachable and professional individual. Your photograph will give an immediate impression of you.

Also like a business logo, it's a great opportunity for you to use imagery to make a lasting, positive impression on your audience.

Business Headshot Tips

Getting Ready For Your Portrait Session. Choosing ... Choose a professional suit or business-oriented outfit that has a classic look: you shouldn't be able to tell what decade it is in the photo.

Think about where and how you want to use your corporate headshots.

Be clear on the number of images you’ll receive and how you can use them.

Think about your hair, make-up and clothing well in advance.

Research images you like and send them to your photographer.

Headshots Photographers Near Me

Kenneth Purdom Photography
(615) 310-7171

Sarah Linnea Photography
(256) 412-6995

(931) 797-2628

Westlight Studios
1106 Harpeth Industrial Court
Franklin, Tn 37064
(615) 499-6269

“For me, every photograph is a portrait; the clothes are just a vehicle for what I want to say. You're photographing a relationship with the person you're shooting; there's an exchange, and that's what that picture is.” Peter Lindbergh

Peter Lindbergh is a German photographer and film director. Lindbergh is known for his cinematic images.

“When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait.” Pablo Picasso

Professional Business Headshots (Nashville, TN)

Kenneth Purdom Photography

Commercial advertising photography, celebrity photography, lifestyle photography, fashion photography and editorial photographer serving the Nashville, TN area. Photography studio locations Nashville, TN - Franklin, TN - Columbia, TN - Huntsville, AL.  

615-310-7171 -

Portraits for LOVE Huntsville, Alabama 

Portraits for LOVE - Helping Others

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” 
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Recently had the opportunity to do a portrait photography event in Huntsville Huntsville Alabama.

The event was a wonderful opportunity to provide photography and portraits or families in the Huntsville Alabama area.

Meeting at the Dove Awards

The journey to Huntsville, Alabama started back in October at the Dove Awards in Nashville, TN when I was doing photography for the Museum of the Bible.

Museum of the Bible Is located in Washington DC at 400 4th St. SW, Washington, DC.

I was the location scout for the Museum of the Bible exhibit that was on display at Lipscomb University in Nashville Tennessee. After spending several weeks finding a location for the museum exhibit, I was also hired to be the photographer while the exhibit was on display and Nashville Tennessee at Lipscomb University.


The Museum of the Bible exhibit display was located right outside the entrance of the Dove Awards. So that evening in October I had the opportunity to do photography As participants were attending and entering the Gospel Music Awards / DOVE Awards.

I have attended the Dove Awards in the past they are a lot of fun, and I enjoy the program.  On this particular occasion, I did not have the opportunity to attend the Dove Awards, but I was hired to do photography for the production company that was managing the Museum of the Bible tour across America for the museum exhibit.

So on a beautiful October day that started a little cool in the Lipscomb University courtyard, we did photos of people with the Museum of the Bible display which was about  About five stories high and 40 ft wide weighing 3 tons. 

The museum exhibit takes two flatbed tractor-trailers to carry it across the country utilizing a setup team engineers and cranes.  I am told it takes about two days to set up the display and about one day to take the display down. 

The Green family are the founders of Hobby Lobby are the managing founders of the Museum of the Bible. While working the Museum of the Bible event at Lipscomb University in front of the Dove Awards, I met Fred Whitlow II. 

He was there attending the event as a guest, and he is also a musician and leader in the Huntsville Alabama area. Somehow we got to talking about portraits of love and ended up falling up with each other after the event.

After some phone calls texting and messaging, we decided on doing the portraits of Love event in Huntsville, Alabama on the Sunday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018.

So we went from bumping into each other at the event in October to planning a photoshoot in Huntsville Alabama. Fred Whitlow II Was able to provide us with a host location to set up for the portrait event and he also provided us with families and individuals to work with on doing the portraits.

Facebook Live

One of our promotions was doing Facebook live on his Facebook page.  This turned out to be a great way to get the message out in to explain the vision behind portraits of love.

We did a Facebook live interview together and ran down the different parts of portraits for love. The main idea behind Portraits for LOVE is to provide photos for individuals and Families that cannot afford professional portraits. At the Portraits for LOVE events volunteers assemble to help families in need.

Recruiting Volunteers for Photography

Recruiting volunteers can be a very challenging opportunity. 

Thank goodness we had two wonderful photographers show up and volunteer their time and talents for the event.  There is no way I could have done the event by myself. Every time slot for the event was filled with a family or individual for portraits.

Special thank you to Patrick Collins and Vic Vergara for providing for photography and gear for the event. 

Loading photography gear can always be an interesting task.  I have an old Dodge Caravan that makes this task very simple.  But the old Dodge Caravan that was used for family vacations and did concerts events is no longer in the best of conditions.  So most of the time it is just setting in the driveway and is used as a junk hauler from time to time.

I have recently become very skillful at loading everything into a Nissan Altima. One of the tools that I have to make packing and unloading simpler as using a red folding cart with wheels.

This allows for all the lighting stands and tripods and backdrop stands to be rolled in and out of the location making load loading time shorter and less time-consuming.


The first time I did this was doing headshots at the local College and had to roll everything into a conference room to set up for the headshots and gracefully roll everything out quickly and move on to my next photoshoot.
Driving down the Huntsville, AL  

Thank goodness the weather was perfect that day we had a break in the icy cold weather and no snow or sleet to add to the drama of getting to the photoshoot. Frederick. Patrick and I both all three showed up about the same time.  That was a great way to start the event getting there on time and knowing everyone was there.

Set up Photography Gear

We all three started setting up pretty quickly.  I think we all knew we had to be ready when the families showed up.  you don't want to be fiddling with gear when families are ready to have their portraits made.

We had the perfect amount of space to set up three areas for photography in also a holding area for the families to mix and mingle in They were waiting to have their photos made.

The folding red cart has proven to be a big success with helping me with unloading and setting up for events.  It's a great tool to move a lot of tripods and stands at the same time and roll them right into the venue and offload them into the areas that they will be needed for set up.

The think-tank camera bag that I use for transporting camera gear has proven to be worth every penny. It keeps my camera gear from being damaged, and it is easy to work out of.


The Pace of the Photoshoot

The photoshoot started at 2:00 and went all the way up to 5:00. We were doing photos the entire time. Frederick's team keep everything organized with the families.

So we had a pretty fast pace of shooting and rotating the families and individuals through the three photography setups that we had in the venue. 

Falling into a Creative Rhythm

Somewhere in the photoshoot I was inspired by the individuals that were allowing us to do portraits of them. So in a moment of inspiration, I started using blue gels.

Thank goodness my camera bag was closed and organized with a traveling kit of different colors of gels for my flash. I had just purchased two small umbrellas that I use in conjunction with my beauty dish or 7-foot umbrellas.

So I was able to take a blue gel and place it on one of the edge lights and create a blue light effect with a few of the participants where it seemed creatively appropriate. I probably ended up doing more than the number of photos that I originally anticipated.  But it is always fun to have subjects that appreciate having their photos made and having all the gear setup and room to work with.

Before you knew it, it was 5:00 and the event was coming to an end.  We did a few promo type shots for the host and then it was time to pack up our gear.

Packing always makes me think about having a studio space of my own. in the perfect world the gear would stay set up and just be moved for Creative exercises and learning new techniques for lighting.

But for now, all the gear had to be packed back into my Nissan Altima and eventually rolled back into the garage and office at home. Patrick and I went to eat at Ruby Tuesday's had an awesome meal. I drink about 5 gallons of water because I was at the end of having a cold and sore throat and needed lots of water.

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” 
― Barack Obama

Patrick Collins

Vic Vergara

Fred Whitlow II

Museum of the Bible

Lipscomb University in Nashville Tennessee

Hobby Lobby

Kenneth Purdom Photography

Commercial advertising photography, celebrity photography, lifestyle photography, fashion photography and editorial photographer serving the Nashville, TN area. Photography studio locations Nashville, TN - Franklin, TN - Columbia, TN - Huntsville, AL.  

615-310-7171 -


Be My Model Subject for a Photoshoot

I am always looking for subjects to work with on my personal portrait projects. The art that I like to create requires people and locations. I can not do this without people who will give me their time and their story.

I'd very much appreciate it if you would take a moment to fill out this form. I will not share any of your information or include you on any email lists. This simply helps me organize my plan and what kind of shoot you may be a good match for. 

Kenneth Purdom

Some Ideas for Photoshoots...

  • Downtown Columbia, TN 
  • Printers Alley, Nashville, TN 
  • Abandon Houses 
  • Abandon Theater 
  • Engagement Photoshoot 
  • Lifestyle Photoshoot 
  • Sports Theme 
  • Beach Photoshoot  
  • Volleyball
  • Capital Downtown Nashville, TN 
  • O'More College of Design Franklin, TN 
  • Studio Photoshoot 
  • Fair, Carnival or Circus 
  • Chiffon in the Wind 
  • 18th Century Oil Painting
  • Rain 
Name *

Life Care Center of Columbia TN

Life Care Center of Columbia Photos

Your Photos are Ready - Free Download or Print

Good news; your photos are ready.

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They have been edited and uploaded to your online gallery.

The online gallery is easy to access and you will have access to our professional printing services. You can access the online gallery from any device.

You can also share the online gallery with friends and family. I have set up your gallery so you can download the files to your system at no cost. 

You can also print from the online gallery using the professional print lab. 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

The links to your photos.

Staff Event Dec 2017

Dinner Campbell Station 2017

2016 Family Photos

Kenneth Purdom Photography

Commercial advertising photography, celebrity photography, lifestyle photography, fashion photography and editorial photographer serving the Nashville, TN area. Photography studio locations Nashville, TN - Franklin, TN - Columbia, TN - Huntsville, AL.  

615-310-7171 -

Prism Music Incs

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Your Photos are Ready - Free Download or Print

Good news; your photos are ready.

They have been edited and uploaded to your online gallery.

The online gallery is easy to access and you will have access to our professional printing services. You can access the online gallery from any device.

You can also share the online gallery with friends and family. I have set up your gallery so you can download the files to your system at no cost. 

You can also print from the online gallery using the professional print lab. 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

The links to your photos.

Family and Santa Photos 2017

Event Photos 2017

Prism Music Christmas Photos 2016

Westbury House on the Square Team


Headshot and Professional Portrait Nashville, TN

Professional Portrait Headshot Photographer

Hello, my name is Kenneth Purdom, and I am Professional Portrait Headshot Photographer Nashville, the Tennessee area.  615-310-7171 -


Specializing in Business Headshots, Personal, and Fashion portraits, I have years of experience in the field with lighting styles that are bold, simple, true and classic. Running a client-focused business in  Nashville, Tennessee area and believing that great creativity often is the result of teamwork.  

Headshot Photography Nashville TN


I work closely with every client to create a Dynamic & Custom Portrait Session. My team and I understand that most people do not like having their photo taken or feel 'non-photogenic' and, with a little 'magic', we ALWAYS delivers images that they love. 


My work includes a variety of work such as environmental portraits, executives, travel, interiors, business, product and still life. I work is primarily shot on location mixing different lighting situations to create her unique style.


If a client needs a studio environment, my space is an excellent place near downtown Nashville for corporate, headshots and product photography. With my unique style photography, Ii captures imagery that shows compassion, strength, and beauty.


In an over-capacitated industry full of hopefuls looking to get their break, a quality headshot is an integral facet of your portfolio. I have a body of photography work that routinely exercises strong, concise work that a potential client will remember you by, but the photography experience that's required as well.


Excellent headshot photography is very important and essential asset to your portfolio and should be done masterfully by a seasoned photography profession. I never fall short of meeting our client's photography goal in ensuring that we correctly communicate who you really are in each photograph.


I make it a priority to understand the goal of our client and always have collaboration so that we can work together in getting you the best photography results possible.


A Great Headshot is Priceless


Having great headshots done should be fun. I and the photography team at the studio want to create memorable photography work for you, and also provide a very significant experience.


I and the photography team excel in getting each individual who comes to us in the Nashville, TN photography Studios that you Photographs will be rich in content, texture, and composition. For each photography shoot with every individual client, we strive to capture the truest essence of the subject.


Great headshots are an important and essential asset to your portfolio and should be done masterfully. We do our best to render you precisely how you envision yourself. We cater to Actors musicians and professionals. Keep us in mind for editorial-advertising, celebrity-famous and humor entertainment personalities photography. 


Frequently Asked Questions


How fast will my photos be ready?


After your shoot, it will take up to 48 hours to get your images ready in your gallery.  After your gallery is ready, you'll be able to choose your favorites, and those images will be retouched & delivered to you within 4-7 business days.  Need your images faster?? No problem!


What is included with 'Retouching'?


We apply high-quality retouching techniques to your final photos to ensure that you look your best.  Removal of Wrinkles, scars, and blemishes, and whitening of the teeth and eyes are included. Slimming also can be done upon request at no additional charge. Other editing requests, such as background changes and removal of wrinkles in clothing can be purchased.


Can we shoot at my office or outdoor location?


Yes! We are available to bring our portable backdrop and lighting setup to your office or use natural lighting at an outdoor location.


Kenneth Purdom Photography

Commercial advertising photography, celebrity photography, lifestyle photography, fashion photography and editorial photographer serving the Nashville, TN area. Photography studio locations Nashville, TN - Franklin, TN - Columbia, TN - Huntsville, AL.  

615-310-7171 -

Barn Bash David Phelps Music Photos

Nashville, TN Fashion Shoot Locations

Italian Style Fashion Shoot Nashville, TN

I had the opportunity recently to do some location scouting in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

The purpose of scouting for the locations is for a project that I am working on for a European styled fashion shoot theme for this September.

Italian Style Fashion Shoot Nashville, TN

The original idea was to do an Italian style fashion shoot in the Nashville area.  But after doing some location scouting, the theme may expand to encompass a broader approach to the fashion shoot.


Italian Mood Board

italian mood board

The overall goal is to show the European influences in the Nashville Metro area and show how a photo shoot can be done in a  way that it looks like someplace else in the world.

It will take many elements to create the tone and feel of a European styled photo shoot. Some of the items will be included in the fashion to shoot to support the concept are.


Fashion Props and Styling Elements

  • European style scooter
  • Tables and chairs
  • Fiat Car
  • Italian bicycles with baskets
  • Italian newspapers and magazines
  • Italian Restaurants
  • Designers - Purses, shoes and dresses.
  • Male models that look Italian to compliment the female model
  • Sunglasses
  • Jewelry
  • Umbrella
  • Vineyard
  • Italian Inspired Mansion In Nashville, TN 4303 Harding Place, Nashville, TN
  • Cafe
  • Coffee
  • Ice Cream

Photo Shoot Locations Nashville, TN

Italian Brands

  • Bottega Veneta
  • Valentino
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Versace
  • Moschino
  • Gucci
  • Fendi
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Prada
  • Miu Miu
  • Marni
  • Marcelo Burlon
  • Palm Angels
  • Sunnei
  • Moncler
  • FILA
  • Sergio Tacchini
  • Diesel
  • Stone Island / C.P. Company
  • ellesse
  • Loro Piana
  • Missoni

Fashion Shoot Team Needed

  • Male models
  • Stylist
  • Videography
  • Retail Store Support
  • Lighting Assistant
  • Make up
  • Hair
  • Drone video pilot
  • Prop Director

Fashion Shoot Team Needed

  • Models
  • Stylist
  • Videography
  • Retail Store Support
  • Lighting Assistant
  • Make up
  • Hair
  • Drone video pilot
  • Prop Director

This is a portfolio building project no compensation.

If you would like to be a part of this project, please contact me.

Kenneth Purdom Photography


Mood Board

Italian Fashion Shoot




Fashion Shoot Meet-Up

Fashion Shoot Meet-Up

Saturday, September 9 from 9am-1pm

HappSpace | Blossomwood Foundation - 2222 Governor's Drive, Huntsville, AL

Fashion Shoot Meet-Up

Hosted by Alabama Fashion Alliance & Fashion Photographers Nashville, TN


Morning Refreshments:  Pastries, Water & Coffee Noon:  Sandwiches/Wraps, Chips, Beverage


Fashion Shoot Meet-Up REGISTRATION

Registration includes a special presentation on Success & Happiness by the owner of HappSpace, Jenny Juceviciute.


Registration closes Sept. 3; Late Registration:  Add $20 to regular registration fee, if registering after Sept. 3



Note:  Models should bring at least 2 complete looks for photo shoot meet-up, however additional looks from retailers and designers will be available to choose from on a first-come, first-serve basis, size permitting.  


Note:  Models should come hair and make-up ready, bringing tools for on-site styling and touch-ups.

Hair and Make-up Services also available by On-Site Glam Team - $10 - Eyes - $20 - Eyes & Lips - $45 - Full  Make-up - $45 - Full  Hair - $20 - Hair Touch-ups


2 Complete Fashion Looks for Shoot.  Please bring hair and make-up tools, strapless bra, shapers, black and neutral camis, black leggings, black or dark denim jeans, robe, lotion, sunglasses, important medications or special dietary foods/drinks. While we may have some shoes available, please bring fashionable shoes/strappy sandals (high heels mostly and flats) in neutrals and colors.



Please bring any hair and make-up tools.  Bring black and white tee, under-shirt, robe, at least 3 pair of shoes to include casual, dressy-casual and/or dressy, important medications or special dietary foods/drinks..  Feel free to bring accessories such as belts, sunglasses and watches/bracelets.



Blossomwood Foundation

Blossomwood Foundation was created in 2014 by Vito Pukis MD and Dzene (Jenny) Juceviciute, with the goal of providing the Nepalese people located in remote areas with basic healthcare needs, as well as access to food, clean water, and education.



Established in 2012 after the success of the first Fashion Week Alabama in 2011, Alabama founder/fashion designer LeJeune launched the Alabama Fashion Alliance (AFA), an all-volunteer group of passionate professionals, community leaders, and business owners that has been formed to work together for the common goal of uniting and advancing the fashion and fashion art industries - - locally, statewide, and nationally.  Based out of the city of Huntsville, AFA organizes style-focused networking mixers and Huntsville’s premier events, Fashion Week Alabama, Fashion WeekEND/Alabama & Fashion Forward Awards.


Fashion Photographers Nashville, TN

Mission - Help others - Learning about our business and Networking. The group is for... Hair and Makeup Artist - Model's - Fashion Designers - Lighting Technicians - Photographers - Video Photographers.

Armed Forces Day 2017

Armed Forces Day 2017 May 20th O'MORE Franklin, TN

Our Servicemen and women are serving throughout the world as guardians of peace–many of them away from their homes, their friends and their families. They are visible evidence of our determination to meet any threat to the peace with measured strength and high resolve. They are also evidence of a harsh but inescapable truth–that the survival of freedom requires great cost and commitment, and great personal sacrifice. – President John F. Kennedy, 1963




Model: Katie Key - On Armed Forces Day May 20th, we salute the bravery of those who defend our Nation's peace and security, Their service defends for Americans the freedom that all people deserve. Kenneth Purdom Photography

Real Estate Photography

Preparing Your Home for Real Estate Photography Photographs:

Before the photographer arrives, it's important that everything looks inviting comfortable and simple.

Please follow the easy steps to get your home ready for real estate photography.

Professional Real Estate Photography is an art form of selling. 

It makes the viewer feel safe, warm or sophisticated. In the competitive realm, it’s the hidden link that connects agents with viewers. 

Real estate photography sets the standard for what makes a house a home, and a property a place for creating special memories. There are thousands of homes, apartments, investment properties, and special venues listed for sale or rental every single day. 

You only get one chance to make a first impression's and your real estate photos may be the very first impressions that will be seen.

The following list of items is meant to help you have the best experience with selling your home.

Cloudy days are some of the best days for real estate photography.

Rainy days also provide an excellent opportunity for real estate photography. Right after a shower driveways walkways and patios look their best. 


Exterior Real Estate Photography:

  • Remove all cars from view of windows and driveways.
  • Please do not park cars directly in front of the home. We do not want your cars to be in view.
  • The cars will detract from the real estate photography. We want to all eyes on your home that is for sale.
  • Remove bicycles - boats - garbage cans - water hoses - alarm signs and also dead plants.
  • Sweep off patio decks and walkways.
  • Remove fallen limbs from the yard.
  • If you have patio cushions, please arrange them neatly on the patio furniture. If they are faded and worn it is best to go without the cushions.
  • Remove all grill covers.
  • Grills should be cleaned and ready for photos.


Interior Real Estate Photography:


  • All lights need to be turned on and all light bulbs working.
  • Curtains should be open.
  • A mini blind should be slightly opened and turn down for real estate photography.
  • Please remove all soap sponges drying racks dirty dishes and food off the countertops.
  • All garbage cans should be out of sight.
  • All towels should be removed from appliances.
  • Remove everything from exterior of the refrigerator doors and sides. For example calendars magnets and photos.
  • All pet items and pet foods should be out of sight.
  • Please plan to confine pets to a room.
  • Please attempt to hide all chords for your electronics as best as possible.
  • Clean mirrors and shower doors.
  • If you feel that the room is too dark, you may want to add a lamp to brighten the room up.
  • Please remove all small area rugs. If you have hardwood floors, it is best to show them off.
  • Remove all remote controls place in drawers or under pillows.
  • Please make sure Items that are under beds are not the scene from a distance.

Kenneth Purdom Photography