Headshots Chicago

Get Your Best Headshot Ever

Even if you don’t like having your picture taken

You Can Look Amazing

I make great headshots easier.

  • Why endure a stressful, awkward experience?
  • Why risk your investment on ineffective headshots?
  • Why wonder if your photographer really is the best?

Extraordinary brand-building images — and an experience that’s supportive and relaxed — requires a brilliant photographer.

I’d like to help.

I’ll guide you to the knockout headshots that will kickstart your brand. Stress-free.

Please Contact Me to setup a free consultation.

Jim Mueller, Owner, Headshots of Chicago


Getting a Great Chicago Headshot is Easy

Schedule Your Headshot

Scheduling your session is easy. Click Schedule Your Session, and use the online form to choose your best time.


Relax. I’ll coach you through an enjoyable shoot that will capture pictures you’ll be proud of.

Select your images.

As we take your headshots, you’ll see exactly what we’re capturing. No surprises. Then, we’ll select your favorites and you buy the ones you love.


Questions about your session? Email Jim?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a headshot?

Twenty-years ago headshots had not yet entered the mainstream; headshots were prints used by actors and models to find agent representation. Today, headshots fall into several categories including corporate, acting, modeling, business or simply for personal branding purposes. A headshot, photographed in the studio or on location, features the face and is characterized by clean lighting, a confident pose, and a simple background. Today, headshots are used for a variety of purposes including social media, online profiles, resumes, advertising or publicity — wherever a person wants a competitive advantage.

Do I need a headshot?

Today headshots are not just for actors and models. Your image is often your first impression to clients and employers. So, do you need a headshot? Is your face online or in print? Could you benefit from improved visibility, career growth, financial success, or enhancement of how others perceive you? A professional headshot is no longer an option.

How do I select a photographer?

Sure, anyone can take a headshot. That doesn’t mean you should count on your friend or a selfie.

There are two skill sets a photographer needs to create great headshots: Technical skills and soft skills.

The technical side includes fundamentals like exposure, focus and lighting.

But the soft skills make or break the shoot.

You can be your best only if the photographer engages, listens, knows what you want, and helps you have fun. If you’re not relaxed your expressions will show it.

If you’re not happy with past portraits, it’s likely because you were posed and told to smile. Our style is conversational and collaborative, where you are coached into great, anxiety-free images.

What is the process?

Schedule your Session — First, review my rates. Next, schedule your appointment.

What will you wear? Have you considered makeup? More here.

The Session — When we meet, tell me about your needs and expectations. What are your headshots for? Relax! There is no time limit, but generally, we’ll need about an hour. We’ll do different looks — clothing and lighting changes. As I shoot the pictures I’ll show you the results real-time to ensure we’re getting what you want.

Select Your Favorites — When we finish the shoot, we’ll sit down and review the images. This process is usually easiest with a second set of eyes; you’ll see nuances and features you might not have noticed. We’ll take as long as we need to make selections for your final retouched images.


Headshot Photography Near Me


Business Headshots

Your employees are an extension of your brand. What better way to promote your company culture than professional headshots of your team? My studio is ready to travel without compromising quality. Requiring minimal time away from your day and saving you time and expense, I’ll create expert headshots that convey confidence and professionalism. Stay in the office, I’ll come to you. Please Contact Me for more information

Headshots on Location

If you have a special location in mind — a corporate setting, a theater stage, a 787 flight deck — we can do that.

Photographer Headshots

I offer two excellent options: a headshot session in our professional studio environment or we can shoot the session conveniently at your location. My studio is located in Elgin, Northwest of Chicago.

Professional Headshots Near You

Find a headshot photographer near you  . . .

  • Algonquin
  • Carpentersville
  • Chicago
  • Crystal Lake
  • Elgin
  • Geneva
  • Gilberts
  • Hampshire
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Huntley
  • Kane County
  • Lake in the Hills
  • McHenry County
  • Marengo
  • North Aurora
  • Pingree Grove
  • Schaumburg
  • South Barrington
  • South Elgin
  • St. Charles
  • Streamwood
  • West Dundee

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