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.

Pricing

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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Testimonials

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

I needed a new head shot when I joined a new wealth management firm and Ryuji was terrific! Before I even set food in the studio, Ryuji checked in with me to ensure that he knew what my priorities were and to give me some pointers about what to wear / not wear and the like. When I was running late to our appointment because I happened to also be moving out of my house that very day, he told me to relax and not worry about it, as the stress would show in the images. Better to be 15 mins late and relaxed for the camera than frazzled for the whole shoot! He then made me feel totally comfortable as we did the photo shoot, and the result was a great one. Before he even took out the camera, we looked together at other head shots he'd done and talked some more about what type of image I wanted to convey and what background / lighting / pose combination would be best to achieve that. I really appreciated that his studio had a variety of background materials and settings within which he could shoot. We did an extensive shoot and then reviewed the images. There were a few good contenders but I had loosened up by then and I was confident that we could get something better so we did a second round. Totally worth it and we ended up with an image that I'm very pleased with. Throughout all of this Ryuji was pleasant, professional, and entertaining. I would not hesitate to use him again or to send colleagues or friends to him.
– Lauren C.

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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