Oh this Girl! Stunning Talent Headshots in Denver

Eeek! I absolutely love this young woman!

Young Actor Headshot by Denver photographer Jennifer Koskinen | Merritt Portrait Studio

We have known this gorgeous girl since she and my son shared a 4th grade classroom when we first moved to Denver. She captured our hearts from day one -- creative, funny, bright, grounded and a blast to be around. Her mom asked me to photograph her first round of talent headshots before I was doing a lot of portrait work -- I'll always be grateful that she trusted me before I trusted myself!

Not surprisingly, getting to photograph her actor / talent headshots again this time was a huge honor! Her unique brand of exotic beauty is completely captivating to me. And as beautiful as she is in these natural light photographs, she is this beautiful and even so much MORE as a human being. Smart, kind, witty -- make that hilarious -- and she possesses that kind of completely contagious laugh that makes me smile just to think about (seriously. I just smiled all by myself at my computer)..

For her portfolio of actor and commercial headshots, we wandered the streets and alleys of Cherry Creek North in Denver, exploring complementary textures and colors to use as environmental backdrops for her wardrobe and personal style. The goal with her headshot session was first to celebrate her bright, youthful look, and then also to show some of the diversity of her range by styling with a more intense look, as seen in the leather jacket shots (I mean, the intensity in her gaze in the photo above... right??).

Her wardrobe is a fantastic example of how to get a dynamic and interesting range of looks in your headshots, simply inspired by appropriate clothing choices.

Without changing hair or makeup, we were still able to capture a nice variety of looks. By switching up layers, necklines, textures, colors, and styles you can access different sides of your own personality for a good variety of choice when it comes to your final photos.

These kinds of model portfolio sessions really are so much fun -- for me, and judging by the feedback I hear, for my clients! I’m constantly learning on every shoot about new ways to draw things out of people to bring to their headshots and portrait photographs. It’s enormously satisfying -- and especially fulfilling when my clients are full of this much awesome personality.

I’m one lucky photographer!


You really can't pass up an opportunity for silly photos when you have old friends reuniting on a session like this... Especially when you find a fabulous purple wall in an alley! That's my son and assistant, after helping me with reflectors on this session. With our "work" completed, the moms got to sit back and watch these two kids relax and do what they do best... crack each other up. Have I mentioned how much I adore these kids?

I’m a Denver based child actor headshot photographer specializing in bringing out connection, personality in my clients’ photos by giving them a highly personalized photo session experience. I would love to chat with you about your headshot needs!