20 years of portrait photography experience.

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    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

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funny business headshots of abovo42

Goofy Headshots

Sept. 2, 2018

I had a really fun shoot the other day with the gang at Abovo42.com, a Baltimore-based internet startup. In addition to my normal headshots, they also wanted to shoot portraits that showed their playful side. So everyone in the office brought props related to their hobbies -- golf clubs, soccer balls, beer brewing equipment, etc. -which we used for a bit of photo improv.

I haven't worked for anyone else in over 15 years, but if I did Abovo42 would be my kind of company. See the guy in the "Save Ferris" shirt? That's Sean the CEO!

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Environmental portrait of Diana, a real estate agent in Baltimore

Real Estate Agent Portraits

June 4, 2018

Diana got in touch with me recently looking for portraits to help launch her new career as a real estate agent. She was undecided about doing environmental/location portraits or studio headshots, so I made it easy said let's just do both!

Photographing on location is a lot of fun, and the choice of background can obviously be a big help with telling someone's story. It can also come with unique challenges, like the humidity and wind ruining your good hair day, not to mention rain, excessive cold or wild squirrel attacks.

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An actor's headshot in Baltimore

The Latest and Greatest

May 19, 2018

It has been an busy month here at Charm City Headshots, and I thought I'd toss a couple of my favorite recent headshots up on the blog. I've been photographing entrepreneurs and executives, teachers, students, accountants and actors. I even had a session with a large and intimidating MMA fighter (He is actually incredibly nice, though I'm still relieved he was happy with his photos!)

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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!

Studio Session


  • At our studio
  • One person
  • Two looks
  • 60 minute shoot window
  • One free retouched image
  • 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
  • One free retouched image 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
  • One free retouched image 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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