Headshots Louisville

Professional headshots that set you apart and get you work.

Louisville Headshot Photographer

 Set yourself apart, you deserve it!

A headshot can make or break your career, especially in today’s ever expanding online world! You need a modern professional headshot that will set yourself apart from the competition. Once booked, I will consult with you on how to prepare and what to wear along with guidelines for headshot make-up tips for women. Then in the studio, we will work to create a dynamic range of personality with confidence and approachability. You will leave the studio feeling confident with new visually striking headshots.

A headshot will make or break your career, especially in today’s ever expanding online world! Anymore, you only have seconds to make a first impression before a viewer moves on. You need a high-end professional headshot that sets you apart from the competition. These are the headshots that I create to help actors and business professionals secure their next gig or promotion. You’ll leave the studio confident with unsurpassed impressions.

Actor Headshots

When it comes to acting headshots or modeling headshots, it’s important to understand that investing in a professional headshot photographer is going to get you in front of the right people. It’s the start of your personal branding. In short, casting directors and talent agencies go through hundreds of actors headshots a day. However, a unique and professional high-quality headshot is going to make you stand out. My process is certainly not cookie cutter. Your experience begins in a relaxed studio atmosphere where you can be comfortable enough to be what’s most important, you! As a result, the talent I work with have some of the most reputable headshots Louisville has seen in its performing arts community. I also work closely with regional agencies so I understand what they are looking for. I want you to land that audition, you deserve it!

Corporate Headshots

Sounds boring, right? Well, corporate business headshots don’t have to be. In fact, they actually can and should be fun and results driven! Consequently if they are bland, stuffy or like a department store ad from the 90’s then you are not winning. You need modern headshots that promote credibility to earn client’d trust. There are plenty of photographers in Louisville Kentucky who may offer headshots but do they offer a true experience? My system of constant lighting and tethered coaching will efficiently capture your team’s approachability and confidence. Ensuring visual uniformity, I also strictly photograph on a white or gray background. Corporate headshots are also known as business headshots, used by professionals such as doctors and lawyers. Let’s make sure your branding is next level!

Actors Headshots

Acting Headshots Actor Headshots for Agency Talent

You need to land that next audition, I can help you do that. When it comes to acting headshots, it’s important to understand that investing in a professional headshot photographer is the first step to setting yourself apart from the competition. I Work closely with regional agencies as a preferred photographer have gained a thorough understanding of their needs that gets their talent to auditions. As a result, the talent I work with have some of the most reputable headshots Louisville has seen in its acting and talent community.

Corporate Headshots

Sounds boring right? Well, corporate business headshots don’t have to be. In fact, they should be fun and results driven! Consequently if they resemble a 90’s department store ad then you’re not winning. You need modern headshots that promote credibility to earn your client’s trust. There are plenty of photographers in Louisville KY who may offer headshots but do they truly offer an experience beneficial to your employees? My system of constant lighting and tethered coaching will efficiently capture your team’s approachability and confidence. Let’s set your brand apart from the competition!

Acting Headshots on Colored Backgrounds

Looking to add a little creativity and personality to your actors headshots? I say, break the rules and lets do this!

Best Kentucky Headshots

Headshot Success Stories

“I’m not photogenic. I’ve never taken a good picture.” –  I’ve heard this plenty of times, however I will prove just how photogenic you truly are!  In fact, it’s not even your job to be photogenic or to take a good picture. That’s my job! It’s my responsibility to study your energy, gauge your reactions and then press the button at the precise moment, capturing you in the most flattering way possible. Once you step in front of my camera I will work to change your self perception. I want you walking away feeling more confident than ever in yourself with memories of the fun we had while working.

I came from Cincinnati to work with Gary because his photography is THAT good. It was absolutely worth the trip. He provides a relaxing environment and truly cares about capturing the best photos possible. It was extremely hard to narrow down which photos I wanted retouched, because they were so many great ones.

Graham Lutes

Actor and Model, Heyman Talent Agency

When I needed some professional headshots for my personal branding, I wanted the best possible headshot specialist for my shoot. Gary Barragan used his amazing talent, experience, and wisdom to guide our session. He patiently coached me through the shoot and made sure we were both 110% satisfied before our session ended.

Abbie Purdue

Communications Major, University of Kentucky

Working in a fairly traditional industry, we knew that we wanted our images to maintain the classic elements of a professional headshot, but we needed something that would be a fresh interpretation. Gary perfectly captured this request! Our new images offer a modern aesthetic that perfectly align with our new branding.

Heather Rouse Weeks

Creative Director, Unified Trust Company

Theatrical Headshots for Actors, Gary Barragan Louisville Headshot Photographer

Actor Graham Lutes

Actor and Model, Heyman Talent Agency

“I came from Cincinnati to work with Gary because his photography is THAT good. It was absolutely worth the trip. He provides a relaxing environment and truly cares about capturing the best photos possible. It was extremely hard to narrow down which photos I wanted retouched, because they were so many great ones.”

Headshots on White Background, Business Professional Women

Abbie Purdue

Communications Major, University of Kentucky

“When I needed some professional headshots for my personal branding, I wanted the best possible headshot specialist for my shoot. Gary Barragan used his amazing talent, experience, and wisdom to guide our session. He patiently coached me through the shoot and made sure we were both 110% satisfied before our session ended.”

Headshots for Business Groups, Lexington Kentucky, Gary Barragan Headshot Photographer

Heather Rous Weeks

Creative Director, Unified Trust Company

“Working in a fairly traditional industry, we knew that we wanted our images to maintain the classic elements of a professional headshot, but we needed something that would present a fresh, modern interpretation. Gary perfectly captured this request! Our new images offer a contemporary aesthetic that perfectly align with our updated branding.”

Where to Get Headshots Taken

With my studio conveniently located in the Nulu area of the downtown Louisville, I’m a quick stroll or drive for actors and their agencies along with those working in the business district. Now that you’ve found me, you understand the need for a photographer that will create headshots that set you apart from the competition. Together with my signature lighting and tethered coaching, I provide an experience that delivers the headshots you need. Below are the steps that I’ve perfected to help you succeed –

Direction

Through my direction, we will bring out your personality and most attractive features. We’ll laugh, we’ll have fun, but furthermore, you’ll see the results within the first few shotsI promise! Having fun is good for the soul, and also helps you relax.

Tethered Headshots

We will have the luxury of reviewing your images on screen as we create them. This is a visual tool that aids with coaching you up. This also allows us to have a true collaborative experience, ensuring you leave 110% confident in your session.

Retouching

The philosophy behind a professional headshot is a true to life representation of yourself. I use my professional retouching techniques to achieve this. As a result, you walk away with high-end yet natural looking headshots that get you noticed!

Direction

Expression Coaching for Headshots, Gary Barragan Louisville Headshots

Through my direction, we will bring out your personality and most attractive features. We’ll laugh, we’ll have fun, but furthermore, you’ll see the results within the first few shotsI promise! Having fun is good for the soul, and also helps you relax.

Choosing your Louisville Headshot Photographer

Tethered Headshots

Tethered Coach for Headshots Louisville Headshot Crew

We will have the luxury of reviewing your images on screen as we create them. This is a visual tool that aids with coaching you up. This also allows us to have a true collaborative experience, ensuring you leave 110% confident in your session.

Retouching

Louisville ky HeadshotsThe philosophy behind a professional headshot is a true to life representation of yourself. I use my professional retouching techniques to achieve this. As a result, you walk away with high-end yet natural looking headshots that get you noticed!

Why are Professional Headshots so Important?

When you have a professional headshot, you have the key to auditions, casting calls, new employment and promotions. It’s an investment to hire a headshot photographer expert who can pull your confidence and personality through the camera. Your headshots should pop off the page rather than being mediocre and poorly lit. Here is a list of ways my clients have used their professional headshots –

Find a Professional Louisville Headshot Photographer

     There are several questions you should be asking when deciding on a professional headshot photographer, these factors can identify the experts.

Do they specialize in one or two niches, or are they a one stop shop for all photography needs?

  • If they are a specialist, then they have invested in education and time to becoming an expert in their art. With that comes a sense of trust in knowing you are also making a wise investment. Headshot experts are the first step in personal branding management because they create the ultimate marketing tool for you.
Does their style suit your tastes and is their style uniform?
  • Look at their work, it should be consistent and stand out. More importantly, look at their style. You should immediately be attracted to it and envision your headshots in their style. If their work stops your browsing then so will your headshots.
Do you see value in the investment?
  • Finally, is there a true value in your investment or would you be ridiculously nickel and dimed? Perhaps priced too low? This can be equally as bad.

Professional Headshot Photographer

Headshot by Peter Hurley

Gary Barragan is a premier Louisville headshot and portrait photographer specializing in professional actor headshots, business headshots and headshots for LinkedIn. His artistic eye was honed in the beauty and fashion industry which can be easily seen in both his creative and professional work. With an editorial infused style and laid-back demeanor, Gary has earned a reputable name among his clients which range from fashion and film circles to doctors and executives. His signature style of a professional headshot is also regarded as the best for Kentucky headshots and is a preferred photographer for multiple talent agencies and companies across the region. Through his love for the art of image making, he has cemented a pathway tell countless stories and create continued success for his clients over the years.

Gary also has the honor of being an Associate Photographer for world class headshot educator Peter Hurley’s Headshot Crew. His distinguished position as an Associate and Coach for Peter’s Headshot Crew is one that many strive for but only a select few across the globe have achieved.