Cameras can be intimidating. Especially when there is an unfamiliar face behind the lens trying to capture the perfect headshot. With point and shoot cameras we used to be able to spruce up our hair, throw on some rouge and grab a friend to get a shot that would suffice. With the online world we live in today, professional headshots are now often the first impression for potential employers, customers, or business partners who rush to our websites, LinkedIn pages, or even Facebook before a first meeting. Investing in your image has never been more important; a tax write off for many businesses, the initial investment can bring in big bucks in the long run.
While many individuals scoff at investing in costly headshots, the few hundred dollars Denverites can spend on their professional photos can garnish them thousands in newly acquired business, renewed interest, or simply a professional appearance that is more suitable to do business with. “People sometimes think you have to travel to either New York or Los Angles for quality headshots. But with professional studios like ours right here in Denver, it’s accessible and affordable,” says Chad Chisholm of Custom Creations Photography.
Custom Creations Photography aims to capture the character of clients and personality and subjects won’t need a tall glass of wine (or scotch) to feel comfortable. From the second I walked into the Denver studio, I was at ease. The fun (yes, headshots here are fun) starts with a warm greeting from hair and makeup artist Ashley Kelly and of course, photographer Chad. I was swept away into my personal style chair as Ashley went to work on my make up-less face and unstyled hair. And vaVOOM, I was ready to face the camera, with confidence because I was styled by a pro. (See’s Ashley’s client list below. She has even styled Lindsey Vonn and Lebron James).
The comfort continued when the studio lights flipped on. Ashley stands by to make sure curls are in place, lipstick is fresh and wardrobe is free of wrinkles. Chad’s disarming charm makes the process enjoyable. By shifting my head a hair to left or tilting in a smidgen lower I was saved from an unflattering shot. (and double chin!) with a professional toolbox of flattering tips and tricks with years of experience. Both Ashley and Chad work together to make sure that when the camera clicks, it’s the real you shining through.
“We want people to feel comfortable. It’s not about surface cosmetic approaches when we capture images. It is about the inner moments that show someone’s true personality,” smiles Chad. Ashley adds, “We realize not everyone is comfortable in front of a camera. Which is why we are here to make sure your individuality and character comes through.”
Because of the professionalism and quality of work from Ashley and Chad headshots are done right and look flawless because they don’t cut corners. After all, if you are investing the time and money they should be done right. Which means a headshot you are proud of.
Chad has worked across 27 countries and more than 25 states for his photographic projects which range from travel imagery for publications, events and weddings, as well as headshots and portraits. His clients include the Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, Ritz-Carlton, Wish of A Lifetime Foundation, JOHN TOBEY Event Design and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science amongst many others.
Ashley has traveled across the globe to style shoots for clients that include MTV, CNN, XGames, Best Buy, The History Chanel and the list goes on. She is well known in the make-up and style industry not just for her incredible work and attention to detail but her personable approach. Ashley Kelly Style is also available for weddings, commercial and style shoots.
Custom Creations Photography also donates services once a quarter to non-profits that include the Ronald McDonald House, Eating Disorder Foundation, National Reparatory Orchestra and others helping to spread their passion for community while offering valuable professional services to help bolster confidence, professionalism and the human touch.
To book photo services with Custom Creations Photography, please visit www.creationize.com or call (303) 249-4112 for your professional headshot, event coverage, wedding, product, or commercial photography needs.