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Barry Braunstein Photography

You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression


Business professionals, actors, musicians, and models understand their headshot is the first impression someone has of them. You want that headshot to convey confidence, experience, and approachability. Having the right headshot means you convey the right first impression, over and over.



You Don't Need to be a Pro in Front of the Camera

Why do actors and actresses always look so good in a photograph? They know things like which side of their face looks better towards the camera, how to control their expressions, how to “smile with their eyes” and so on. All things you can do – I’ll coach you how to look like a pro in front of the camera (and I won’t ask you to say “cheese”).


Don’t Know What to Wear? Outside or Inside? Formal or Informal?

You’ve got questions – I’ve got answers. Combining years of marketing and photography experience, I take the time to understand who you are, what you want to convey, and the targeted viewing audience to work with you to create the right look for your needs. We’ll have a game plan for the session before you step in front of the camera.


You’re Gonna Like the Way You Look!

Your expression and pose, combined with the right lighting, background, clothing, hair, makeup (for women) all work in harmony to elicit the right emotional reaction from the viewer. I work with you throughout the entire process, from how to prepare for the session,  to how to select the best images from the session. The end result: you’ll have images where you look confident, approachable, and professional.

Hear what my clients say:



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Barry is an awesome photographer!! He is so great at bringing out the best in his clients to get an absolutely wonderful picture that captures the essence of a person.

I am usually very camera-shy, and quite uncomfortable getting my photograph taken, let alone having to pose for one in a manner that is fit for professional use. Barry was great at making me feel at ease, right from the the pre-session phone call all the way through the actual photo session. He took his time to take the photos, have me check out the results at a monitor set up right next to the photo session area, and made adjustments for poses and expressions on the fly to improve the photos even more. In the end, he got me a good number of photos of me with a natural, relaxed, but professional look - so many, in fact, I had a hard time choosing! :)

Barry's e-mail responses were quick, whether it was for scheduling, questions, or recommendations for photos. The turnaround time for the photos was also fast. I also enjoyed the platform he used to send me the pictures to help me choose - it was nice to be able to select some of my 'favorites' and send them to family to help with decision making.

All in all, Barry is a fantastic photographer, a great coach, and a great person to do business with. I'll be using his services again in the future! Thank you Barry!

- Jaime I.

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Really enjoyed working with Barry. He's clearly very experienced, which is an asset when it comes to head shots since your photo on LinkedIn is now your first impression to the world. A picture will always say a thousand words, but Barry makes sure those words all positive.

- Andrew F.

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I had a great one-hour photo session with Barry. Barry took me thru a variety a variety of poses, attire and lighting options, and used some posing techniques to help me look my best. He sent me a final selection of 6 photos. I selected one of them for my corporate Skype for Business photo and it's been amazing how many colleagues have noticed the photo, all saying words to the effect "that's a great photo of you". Thank you, Barry!

- Stephen B.

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Barry did an amazing job with my daughter's head shots she needed for building her acting portfolio. He knew exactly how to "pose" her properly for extraordinary results that looked natural yet polished. He also did a spectacular job shooting the cast of Sweeney Todd and more. He's a very versatile photographer providing exceptional results--I would highly recommend Barry for professional head shots, weddings, or any sort of beautiful photography you may need. He's amazing and fun to work with. His pricing is very reasonable as well. I will use him again.

- Sheila R.

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Barry recently provided an executive photo shoot to go along with my business bio. I'm normally pretty stiff in front of a camera. He made my photo session pure enjoyment. His great sense of humor and his eye for capturing the essence of his subject are what make a session with Barry a truly rewarding and productive experience. I whole heartedly recommend Barry for any discerning individuals and/or organizations that are interested in first rate photography services.

- Jon A.