Boston photographer for musician portraits and creative headshots

Musician Portraits

Portraits for your musician/DJ promo, press & cover artwork.

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.

Sample Work Gallery

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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:

Of all photographers I’ve worked with for professional portraits, my experience with Ryuji at Beaupix Studio was exemplary and most comfortable. Ryuji showed me into his loft sized workspace with delightful conversation and Chinese herbal tea to relax my mind and body. Early into the shooting, he made me aware of any sub-optimal posturing and facial expressions. However, it was through casual conversation and comical banter that he was able to take opportunistic shots of my natural smiles. This resulted in a better selection of photos for post editing, and is worth mentioning in review.

Ryuji is experienced in all forms of photo styles and purposes. As an applicant for medical residency, he understood the process and format that the pictures required for ERAS, LinkedIn, etc. From his constant feedback on pros and cons of each picture, I was unaware that choosing the perfect picture would be so effortless when properly informed how each picture speaks to him, given the countless exposure to portraits in his field. In addition, Ryuji made fine touches through photoshop editing with expertise using a Wacom Intuos, a device designed for enabling digital artists. The end result was a picture of me in a light that I have never seen myself in: warm, inviting, professional, and sincere.

If you are looking for the best service in Boston and willing to spend the time and cost for the best representation of yourself for one of the most important events in your life, I highly recommend contacting Ryuji for his technical awareness, artistic vision, and interpersonal skills.
– Yitao Liu

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 in Studio

Professional Makeup in Studio

A professional makeup artist enhances your experience & the photographic outcome. The difference will show for years.

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Backdrop Composite

Backdrop Composite

Studio headshots get organic backdrops through image-composite techniques. It can eliminate weather and logistical issues.

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