Boston photographer Ryuji of BEAUPIX for headshots: actors, professionals & corporate

Headshots & Portraits: Overview

People think they can tell a lot about you from your picture. Show them your story.

Pictures are powerful because, when people look at your bio, they first look at your headshot, which makes the first impression and instantly biases the way they read the rest of the page. That’s the usual pattern because people think they can tell a lot about you from your portrait; a picture is not a passive space filler. A well-crafted headshot is an obvious low-hanging solution (and you found where to get it) to improve your online presence.

The right style for you

As you scroll down, you’ll see a range of headshot and portrait styles popular among BEAUPIX clients. You can choose one or two styles, customize them as needed, to create a visual message to corroborate your professional story, and represent your goals. In other words, we simplified the options, yet you can customize your photographs as a professional tool and digital identity to move your business forward.

Bio photo use cases expanded online into personal lives, and so did our style, personality portraits, which look like casual snapshots with quality, to capture personality, for online dating profiles and personal branding. The high-end gig economy professionals, such as various solo practitioners, consultants, coaches, and other relationship-based professionals, have successfully used personality portraits.

Quality results achieved

Your personality shows in our portraits, although it may be subtle for very conservative professionals. Many of our clients shot with other photographers first, and they noted their previous pictures had a defensive attitude or lacking personality. That’s a familiar story, and was barely acceptable in old school portraits, but not so at BEAUPIX, as noted in their reviews. Our signature is your personality, shown with your confidence and enthusiasm.

Our sessions are a unique, interactive process, which keeps you relaxed, engaged, and informed. You’ll get visual feedback during the session, and we’ll choose pictures together, based on both your and our opinions, so that you will feel empowered, with the process facilitated by professional guidance.

We had enough clients who did thorough research comparing our work against others’ before they decide to go with us, and we encourage you to do the same, especially if you don’t mind sharing your observation so that we can improve.

Navigate for more details

Styles and services designed for individual appointments are listed under this page. Style-specific information is on their respective pages, with many example images. You can find packages and pricing there, and on the inquiry form, which has a pulldown menu tabulating the prices.

Book your session

When you decide to move forward with BEAUPIX, the first step is to fill out the inquiry form and tell us a bit about your story. We’ll talk on the phone to answer any question you may have and book your session. We’ll also help you prepare for the shoot.

Our studio is conveniently located in Fort Point/Seaport near South Station, I-90 and I-93. See maps and directions.

I hope you have time to plan well, but …

If you need a basic urgently, we are often able to help, but still through the inquiry form where you’ll find the option. Please use the urgent option judiciously, as the service options are limited. Benjamin Franklin was right to say, “if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” All sessions, including immediate booking, are by appointments only. Absolutely no walk-in service. See last minute availability.

Choose your photography style(s)

Choose your headshot style. Each style/product page provides more details, sample image portfolio, package options, and prices. Combination package options: you can choose one from each group: (1) Spotlight Portraits or Personality Portraits, and (2) Traditional Headshot, Professional Headshot, Natural Light Portraits, or Medical Headshot. You will see the combination options on the inquiry form.

Character Portraits

Character Portraits

Bold portraits that exceed conventional styles while fitting in the format; ideal for influencers, authors, and anti-traditional people.

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Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Youthful-looking, casual portraits, with more authentic personality.

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Professional Headshots

Professional Headshots

Authentic, clean-cut & versatile headshots for professional people on LinkedIn, job search, bio, presentation, internal directory & publications.

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Traditional Headshots

Traditional Headshots

Conservative headshots for people in traditional industries. Executive bio, LinkedIn profile, presentation & internal directory.

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Spotlight Portraits

Spotlight Portraits

Editorial-style portraits that project your vision, leadership, and depth of knowledge; also for authors & scholars. Weather-dependent.

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Hero Shots

Hero Shots

Professional portrait with attitude, personality and style representing you.

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Personality Portraits

Personality Portraits

Your authentic personality captured in modern snapshot style casual portraits

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Medical Headshots (ERAS, VSAS, etc.)

Medical Headshots (ERAS, VSAS, etc.)

Headshots for medical residency, away elective, fellowship, research grants, hospital website or license.

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Actor Headshots

Actor Headshots

Audition headshots show you are a successful actor: determined looks and subtle hints of a range of characters you can perform.

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Musician Portraits

Musician Portraits

Portraits for your music promo, press & artwork.

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Styled Portraits

Styled Portraits

For style bloggers, fashion editorials, Instagram influencers, and street fashion enthusiasts.

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Need retouching or makeup option?

Choose any additional service you might want. In these pages, how the option can enhance your headshots is described, together with additional costs.

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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Book your headshot session

Your headshot session will be personalized professional service. Please fill out the inquiry form to get the process started.

Are you in a hurry? We have a real chance of booking your session on the same day or next day. Check out availability here. (This might be the best of Boston headshots options for urgent work, but still, prepare well to get the best out of your situation for great headshots.)


Testimonials for Headshot Photography

A full set of about 500 testimonials by our headshot clients here.

I found Ryuji and Beaupix after googling ‘headshots.’ I needed an updated headshot for job applications and professional profiles. I was quite anxious going into my session because I don’t really enjoy having my picture taken but Ryuji made me feel very comfortable. He was approachable and friendly while still being professional. He helped me pick a background and lighting that would be best for my purposes. It felt like we were having a conversation and he was occasionally taking pictures so my face didn’t feel frozen or strained. This resulted in a wide range of expressions and photos to choose from. Ryuji will help you go through all your photos and choose the best one. In the end, I’m very happy with the quality of my headshot. And if you like to travel, you’ll have a great conversation with him! – Samantha B. Mission Hill, Boston, MA on 5/2/2019

The best place for a headshot. He really understands each industry and the purpose/audience of your headshot. He thinks deeply into your specific needs and helps you analyze each photo. Its an incredible value, really. – John Lyons 20 Jan 2019

I needed to have head shots taken for work (I’m a journalist) and LinkedIn and decided to choose Ryuji because of his great online reviews – I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The pre-session advice brought up a number of small details that I would’ve missed on my own and let me feel confident walking into the studio. Ryuji comes across as a genuine, intelligent man who has extensive knowledge of his trade. His insight into how different outfits, poses, and backgrounds highlight certain characteristics of a photograph (confident, energetic, etc.) were extremely helpful and I walked away with a photo I can feel confident in. – Charlie Willard 21 Feb 2019

I very highly recommend Beaupix Studio! Ryuji has an amazing way of figuring out how to coax you out of your shell, and bringing out your best self for the purposes of the photo you are taking. I’d never had my face professionally made up before and was so unused to seeing myself that way that, during the short Uber ride from the store makeup counter, I’d decided to wipe it all off once I reached Ryuji’s studio, before he took my headshot. He stopped me from making that catastrophic mistake!!! He calmed me down by helping me understand that the whole purpose of a professional photo was to look exactly how I did – natural but enhanced and polished. He soon had me talking about various topics while clicking away with his camera. I was extremely happy with the result! He did an excellent job! Honest, professional and very personable, he is indeed a genius at what he does, and I would not hesitate to recommend Beaupix. Many, many thanks, Ryuji! – Bukola P 19 Feb 2019

I recommend Ryuji without reservation. He was professional, organized, so much fun to work with, and produced some very good photos for our website. After a few emails and a phone conversation where I explained to Ryuji our business and the look we hoped to achieve, we settled on an approach that resulted in exactly what we wanted for the individual headshots of my business partner and myself, and for a photo of the two us together. Kudos, too, for his patience and dedication to getting some photos I loved. Camera shy and photo-phobic, I tense up and am not the easiest to photograph in staged sessions. Thanks to his persistence and relaxed conversation, I had several very good photos from which to choose some that I really do love. As the Yelp form says, As good as it gets! – Patricia Z. Marblehead, MA on 9/10/2018

I just had a new professional headshot done by Ryuji. It was a great experience! I’m usually rather camera-shy but Ryuji managed to help me relax and release the tension I usually experience in this situation. He was by far the best at it – compared to other photographers I’ve worked with. He even convinced me to choose a shot in which I was fully smiling, which I would have never done in the past for a professional, academic portrait! In the end I fully agree with his suggestion and am really glad I worked with him. Highly recommended! – Gaelle Desbordes 8 Mar 2019

I had wonderful experience with Ryuji. I needed a professional headshot for my new job, so I contacted him after reading exceptional reviews about his work. I never had this kind of photo taken before, so I was quite nervous in the beginning of the photoshoot. However, Ryuji made sure I got comfortable with the process. During the session, I also had really interesting conversations with him about a wide variety of topics. My photo turned to be so much better than I had expected, and I received a lot of compliments from my coworkers and friends. – Hyunsoo Park 17 Mar 2019

I needed an author photo for my book and related publicity, and could not have been happier with my experience with Ryuji. – Anne Perkins 28 Mar 2019

I needed help for a linkedin photo as well as a photo to share for public profiles. It was a lot of fun working with Ryuji, even though I hate taking photos of myself!! Ryuji did a phenomenal job, I highly recommend. – Joanna Geisinger 25 Mar 2019

Ryuji is amazing! He is very personable and makes you feel immediately at ease (which is important for those, who like me, do not like to have my picture taken). He also listens closely to what you are trying to achieve in terms of your professional look and gets you to that! Highly recommended to anyone who (1) wants a professional photo and/or (2) has some anxiety about having their picture taken. – Diana Balluku 22 Mar 2019

Very happy with the results! I came to Ryuji looking to get a professional headshot for LinkedIn as well as a more relaxed shot. Ryuji is well-read, creative, and a joy to talk to. He took time to understand my motivations for having the photos taken and used this to great effect during the shoot. – Maxwell Robinson Nashville, TN on 4/5/2019

Ryuji is one of the nicest people I have met in Boston, although he may not give that vibe via his introductory email :-). He has a beautiful space in South Boston and the overall experience of getting a professional headshot was one of the highlights of my week. Please, do read his email with pro tips and advice BEFORE you get to the actual shoot. He is thorough and a true professional who loves what he does. I am elated with the results of the shoot and it helped to have gotten the images right away. He was also great with accommodating my request albeit last minute. He is highly recommended and I look forward to working with him in the future! p.s – do ask him about his culinary skills and recommendations. – Reshma .Menon 5 Apr 2019

Ryuji is an excellent photographer. I was looking to have a professional headshot for LinkedIn and I was intrigued by the high quality work on his website. It was fun to work with him…I was very comfortable and it was enjoyable to get to know him and talk on a myriad of things. I’d highly recommend Ryuji! I was very happy with the outcome of the photo session – Khaled Moharam 30 Apr 2019

I had a great experience at BEAUPIX. I went in to get some head shots to accompany my magazine articles and received excellent results! Having little experience with photography in the past, Ryuji was friendly and provided great expertise to help me figure out what I needed. I decided to buy two “looks” and now have a high-quality set of head shots to choose from – which I’m sure will serve a variety of purposes in the future. – Charlie K. San Francisco, CA on 4/23/2019

Ryuji was attentive to my preferences and goals while providing helpful input for the corporate headshot. I'm not much of an artist myself, so the professional opinion was invaluable. The entire experience was calm and well-paced. Unlike with assembly line headshots, I had plenty of time to relax and knew we could always take more photos until we got the perfect shot. I highly recommend Ryuji at Beaupix. – Leo S., an energy expert in Cambridge, MA from yelp review

One of the best experiences of my life! Ryuji takes the time to know you and coaches you throughout the whole process. He really knows how to capture the best moment and has a natural talent in picking up your personality which shows in the pictures unlike any other photographer I have ever known. Personally, I am not natural at taking great pictures, but with his expertise, patience and talent, I was able to feel relaxed and he took some amazing pictures! I am very happy with the results and would recommend his studio to anyone looking for a professional picture, corporate headshot or for use in their marketing plan. Looking forward to working with him in the future for other projects for my business. –Jean S., a Boston area business owner, from Google Plus

I needed headshots for work (I'm a sole proprietor), and based on the good online reviews, I decided to go to Beaupix. I was prepared to dread the experience, but it was actually very enjoyable. Most of that is down to Ryuji (the photographer) himself. Ryuji is a smart, engaging guy, and we chatted about all sorts of things while he snapped away, keeping me distracted so I wouldn't make dumb faces. He was also learning about my personality, and the kind of work that I do, and using that to influence the kind of shots he was taking. We talked a lot about how I would be using the photos (he gave me tons of great advice about marketing and running your own business), and he took that into account as well. He offered many suggestions and described options, but always let me "call the shots." After the shoot we sat down together and looked at the photos, narrowing it down and picking the best ones. Ryuji went out of his way to make me feel comfortable and to make sure I understood what I was getting and got what I wanted. And I am very happy with the results. Don't waste any more time. Check out his website and sign up for a phone consultation. You can't go wrong. – Michael S., Palo Alto, CA, from Yelp review

His goal to bring out YOUR personality in his photos, not his own, like many NYC photographers like to do. This guy has real talent.

After the shoot, we selected the best shots together in the studio, which made the process very easy and fast. Most other photographers don't give this option and you are stuck with hundreds of proof images and frustration. Not with Ryuji. In fact, reviewing images on computer screen while taking small breaks was very helpful.

I didn't even need my photos retouched by him because he lights everything so well and puts so much effort into detail so that you look the best you can look when he takes your picture. But a very light retouching made my headshot look just perfect.

I'll always have my headshots taken by Ryuji and I will always recommend him to anyone who asks.—Linnea S., Waltham, MA then and now New York city, on yelp.com