20 years of portrait photography experience.

  • Natural and flattering

    We portray the best version of you.

  • Relaxed Sessions

    (You might even have fun).

Our Clients

We photograph everyone from business executives and attorneys to TV personalities and political figures.

Recent Shoots

and other news from the blog

Holiday Portraits for the Bidens

Jan. 11, 2018

A few Octobers ago, I did the official holiday card photo for the Biden family. I first met the charming second lady, Dr. Jill Biden, while take pictures at an event at the Naval Observatory for the American Red Cross. Two years later her staff remembered me when they were looking for a photographer to take family portraits for the annual holiday card.

(Below is an awkward photo of me, Dr. Jill and Santa Claus from the first meeting.)

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Announcing District Portraits

Dec. 28, 2017

Every year after Christmas, things get slow for a few weeks and my monkey mind starts looking for projects. Two years ago my winter project was this very website. Last winter I obsessed over a new shed for my backyard, and this year I'm back with another website.

Yes, friends, I'm hanging a digital shingle in Washington, DC with District Portraits, my new headshot website for the capital area and northern Virginia. I'll be working with my portable studio down there, as well as working out of Studiowerx, a beautiful shared studio space on ...

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These Headshots Are Shocking

Dec. 18, 2017

I recently did a second location shoot with the good people who keep me warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and keep the lights on all year. I was happy to hear from BG&E again after such a great experience working for them the first time. Everyone I met at the company was super friendly, and many had worked there for decades. Clearly they are doing something right!

By the way, sorry I couldn't resist the cheesy dad joke in my headline, but the photos were just electrifying! (Doh!)

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Our services

Relaxed and Friendly Sessions

Would you rather have a root canal than have your picture taken? Our sessions are fun and friendly and you'll probably find yourself laughing at some point.

Personalized Portraiture

Every person and face is different, and we treat them as such. We're not cranking out widgets! Dennis adjusts his lighting and angles to best suit every individual who walks in front of his camera.

Free Image Hosting

You have 24/7 online access to your finished images.

Quick Turnaround

Dennis was a newspaper photographer for 20 years and knows all about deadlines. Need new headshots for a speaking engagement tomorrow? We can make it happen!

Our Sessions

The packages below cover some of the most common scenarios, but we are always happy to come up with a custom quote for your situation. Just drop us a line and let us know how we can help!

Monthly Special


  • Offered once per month at our studio
  • One person
  • Single look
  • 20 minute shoot window
  • One retouched image per person
  • Connect via our mailing list, check the blog, or email us to find out about upcoming dates

Studio Session


  • At our studio
  • One person
  • Two looks
  • 60 minute shoot window
  • Two retouched images per person
  • Hair and makeup artist optional

Location Session


  • At your location or our studio
  • Up to five people
  • One look/set up
  • Two hour shooting window
  • Two retouched images per person
  • $100 per additional person (includes additional 30 minute shooting window)
  • Hair and makeup artist optional

Super Session


  • At your location or our studio
  • Up to ten people
  • Two looks/lighting set ups per person
  • Four hour shooting window
  • Two retouched images per person
  • $100 per additional person (includes additional 30 minute shooting window)
  • Hair and makeup artist optional
Photography is like a moment, an instant. You need a half-second to get the photo. So it's good to capture people when they are themselves.

About Dennis


Dennis is a veteran photographer who has completed hundreds of portraits commissions for publications including the Washington Post, New York Times and American Red Cross. His portrait subjects have included doctors, lawyers, scientists, celebrities and even the Vice President.

Dennis' work has won awards in the national Pictures of the Year competition, three Maryland State Arts Council Grants, an Arthur Burns Fellowship to work at the German magazine Stern, and two Fulbright Fellowships for work in Pakistan and Cambodia.

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Charm City Headshots
3646 Elm Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211 USA





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