Headshots Page - Rod

What Does Your Headshot Say About You?

Give yourself a timeless look with an iconic portrait


Headshots have a reputation for being flat, sterile, and lacking in personality. With the creative attention of a team of artists, we create powerful character images that tell your story. 

  • Up your personal branding game with an iconic portrait
  • Look amazing! All appointments include a photo consultation and makeup artist
  • Feel at ease in our studio with a fun and engaging team


Shawn Michael is the best! ETC... ETC...”
— Rodney Buckham, Scientific Research Corporation

We create powerful character images that tell your story with personality, class, and style

Personal Brand & Reputation

You can't ignore the importance of your personal brand. It's the face you present the world, whether on your company website, or social media sites like LinkedIn and Facebook. Up your game, and give people something to perk up and pay attention to.

Lookin' Good

You will look amazing. Every photo shoot includes a consultation to discuss your goals and styling. Shawn Michael will get to know you, and make a photo that captures your essence beyond what a functional headshot offers.  All shoots include an on-site makeup artist to help you look your best.  

Have Some Fun

We always have a great time on a photo shoot, and you should too. We do our best to make you feel relaxed, and can offer coaching on the best poses and expressions for your most natural look. 


Iconic Portraits

Incredible iconic portraits are usually reserved for famous actors, the President of the United States, and personalities like Ernest Hemmingway. Not anymore. Why should you settle for a run-of-the-mill corporate headshot? Say something spectacular, and put your best photo forward.

We're Making Art Here...

In addition to photography, Shawn Michael has over a decade of experience as a hairdresser, educator, and fashion director; he knows how to make you look your best.  As an artist and designer, each photo shoot is a work of art, from studio to post-production editing.  He will light you impeccably, and leave no stray nosehair visible. 

What a Great Space!

Visit our studio space in stunning San Diego, with all the amenities you could want.  We've got a fully stocked coffee bar, beer and wine for those hot sunny afternoons (AC also), changing and lounge areas, and a great sound system.  Music is an important part of a photo shoot, so let us know if you've got a favorite playlist, and we'll jam.

This is Shawn Michael, the man behind the camera.

My goal is to make a great photo every time I shoot, no matter who you are, or what look you're going for.  The unique characteristics of each person are as much of an inspiration to me as anything else. 

A defining portrait does not present how you appear. It reveals who you are.