Boston photographer for musician portraits and creative headshots

Music Photography

Attractive images that make your work look valuable and interesting

Publicity photography for musicians is an instant visual representation of your music and performance. A powerful image can push your brand image higher and capture more fans.

One challenge of music photo is the vast range of creative styles that can be used. You probably want to do some research. If you retain BEAUPIX, the photographer will be happy to help you with the practical advice, so that your creative ambition, budget, and feasibility are in check.


If you are an individual musician looking for a publicity headshot, and other creative type or media oriented headshot, the photography fee is usually 600–2000 range. The cost typically increases with the complexity of the work, so it is helpful if you send adequate information (style, sample images, inspiration board, etc.) when inquiring. Booking a shoot requires advance payment.

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We received so many reviews from former clients; please visit a separate testimonials page for full list. Here’s one randomly chosen testimonial:

It was a pleasure working with Ryuji, especially after knowing that we have similar backgrounds in science. I admired his passion and commitment for the job he is doing. He is also very flexible with time. I e-mailed him last minute on a Sunday afternoon to arrange an urgent headshot that I need for my residency applications. He called me back the same day to schedule a time and the next day we were done with everything. Even though I was late for the appointment I stayed there around 1.5 hours, 30 minutes more than the allotted time, without feeling any pressure.

We did two sets of shooting. After the first one we went through the pictures to see what we can improve, what I liked or did  not like. The second set came out perfect. Like many, it was very difficult for me to relax and be natural, but Ryuji made the shooting part of a conversation I (I was talking while he is shooting actively) rather than only giving instructions and expecting you not to move.The most helpful part was after the shooting while we were trying to choose the 'best' picture together, With every picture he explained why he thinks it would be good or not so good depending on the purpose of the picture. For example there were several pictures he thought that would be good for an audition but not for an application. At the end, I believe we chose the right pose for an "application" even though there were many others that looked good.

Overall, I definitely recommend Ryuji for a professional headshot.
– Deniz D.

Add-on options

Magazine-quality retouching is very common for a publicity photo, as it can significantly improve your impression. It removes temporary skin blemishes, lightening under eye circles and wrinkles. The price starts at 60/image. We usually perform retouching while you watch, a very detailed work that you won’t get bored watching. Since BEAUPIX does a lot of demanding fashion and beauty photography with in-house retouching, we have the level of skills that very few headshot photographers have. If you are particularly conscious about your facial features, a heavier retouching, such as facial contour correction (e.g., slimming face or fixing double chin) is also available.

For female professionals, good natural look makeup is essential. If you are comfortable doing makeup yourself, it is usually sufficient, but otherwise, the studio can arrange an experienced makeup artist for your session at an additional cost, starting at 150.

It is possible to take your headshot in the studio, and swap the backdrop with another picture, for example, a scenic image. There are pros and cons of this approach, so if you think this is your route, please make sure to discuss this option with the photographer in advance.

Retouching to Perfection

Retouching to Perfection

Magazine-like retouching makes your headshot flawless, while maintaining natural skin and realistic finish.

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Professional Makeup

Professional Makeup

Professional makeup artists are a key element of great headshots.

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Composite Headshots

Composite Headshots

Studio headshots get organic backdrops through image composite techniques. No need to worry about weather and logistics.

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