• We Go To You

    Save time and money with the best location rates in town.

  • Naturally 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 Headshot Shoots

and other news from the blog

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Location Headshots in Downtown DC

May 5, 2020

I started 2020 with a massive location shoot at the DC Bar. We photographed almost 100 people, had a team of makeup artists and photo assistants, and (of course) snacks flown in from an array of Michelin three star restaurants.

Despite the frenetic pace, I had a great time with the friendly staff and learned a lot about their good works. In addition to organizing pro bono work, the bar also does things like provide therapists (legal work can be very stressful) and provide ongoing legal training.

I photographed everyone against a classic grey background and ...

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Headshots in Bethesda

April 23, 2020

Earlier this year (before the current zombie apocalypse!) I had a great shoot with the team at Knowledge to Practice. They do the important work of helping our doctors stay up-to-date on the latest training and information. They were a fun bunch of folks to work with, and photograph very nicely too!

After doing everyone's headshots, we did some shots of the K2P team in action to give them some additional images for their website.

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Portraits at the US Capitol

April 18, 2020

Last year (yes I'm behind on my blogging!) I had the pleasure of photographing a new crop of McLarty Scholars down at the Capitol.

Photographs at the Capitol are bread and butter work for any DC photographer, and I've shot enough of them to pay my Netflix subscription for a few decades. Still, the shots can be tricky to pull off, especially if you bring portable lighting. Set up in the wrong spot and you're likely to be run off by the Capitol Police or trampled by a horde of tourists from Omaha.

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Our services



Relaxed and Friendly Sessions

Would you rather get a root canal than have your picture taken? Our portrait 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!

Headshot Session Pricing

At District Portraits, we come to you with our portable studio! The packages below cover some of the most common scenarios, but we are always happy to come up with a custom quote. Just drop us a line and let us know how we can help!

Mini Session

$500

  • At your location
  • One or two people
  • Multiple looks
  • One hour shooting window
  • Two retouched images
  • Keep your outtakes, additional retouches $50 each
  • Hair and makeup artist optional/extra

Group Session

$800

  • At your location
  • Up to five people
  • Multiple looks
  • Two hour shooting window
  • Five retouched images
  • Keep your outtakes, additional retouches $50 each
  • Hair and makeup artist optional/extra

Super Session

$1300

  • At your location
  • Up to ten people
  • Multiple looks
  • Four hour shooting window
  • Ten retouched images
  • Keep your outtakes, additional retouches $50 each
  • Hair and makeup artist optional/extra
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.
PATRICK DEMARCHELIER

About Dennis

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Dennis is a veteran portrait and headshot photographer who has has worked for the Washington Post, New York Times, American Red Cross, JP Morgan and many others. His portrait subjects have included everyone from Vice President Joe Biden to Pakistani goatherders. Doctors and lawyers, business people and actors, authors and real estate agents pass in front of his camera on a regular basis. He even photographs the occasional Irish Setter.

Dennis' work has won awards in the international 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.

When he is not making pictures, Dennis enjoys sailing, salsa dancing and making his own kimchi.

Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work.
MARTIN PARR

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District Portraits
415B Walker Ct. SE
Washington, DC 20003 USA

Phone:

202.807.5207

Email:

studio@charmcityheadshots.com

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