I just served as the committee chair for photography for the 2016 Gala of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) in San Francisco. The event was amazing and we all had a fantastic time.

One of the things we did to photograph at the event was a step and repeat next to the registration desk. Since I already had the lighting setup for the step and repeat, I also did new headshots of their board members. I just popped up a portable black backdrop for each board member arrived.

The results are excellent and we were able to photograph (almost) all of the board members at the event. The few missing board members were photographed by me a few days later at their board meeting. I brought the same pop up backdrop and photographed the remaining heads in window light at their office building in downtown San Francisco. Can you tell which were photographed under the studio lights and which were photographed in the window light?

Below: Step & Repeat setup at the event.

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Big thank you to ILEA for trusting us with their gala photography and board headshots!

Photogenic Headshots is the professional headshot brand of San Francisco Photographer, Jim Vetter. Jim Vetter is also known for photographing weddings as Jim Vetter Photography Weddings and his corporate event photography brand, Photogenic Event Photography.

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My latest headshot was with the very dapper Derek in downtown San Francisco. We started in the Ferry Building at the end of Market Street and eventually wrapped up at the Hotel Vitale lobby. I like to follow the good light when I shoot so I never know where I’ll end up photographing. To me, the light is the most important element. The most beautiful person can look terrible in bad light.

Derek and I found some great light and had a lot of fun in this short session. Thank you, Derek!

– Jim Vetter

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Hello Beautiful Heads!

October 27, 2014

I’ve been shooting headshots for professionals for years but have not had a dedicated headshot presence online until I created this site/blog. This part of my business is now branded “Photogenic Headshots” as you can see. This is a sister brand to my non-wedding events business which is branded Photogenic Events.

I just wanted to welcome you to my site and invite you to look through the portfolio of headshot images. You’ll find various styles of photography to match the varied styles of the people I photograph. When I photograph your headshot, I will exercise that same stylistic creativity to produce images that project confidence and competence while giving a glimpse of your personality and style.

So I have to ask… Do you love your LinkedIn profile photo? Do you cringe when you send out your bio photo before presenting at a conference or meeting? Chances are you don’t love your current headshot. I’d like to change that!

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A good friend of mine, Dawn Patrice runs a wonderful skincare studio in San Francisco – Dawn Patrice Skincare. These headshots were done in her space. I highly recommend her by the way!

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