• Modern Headshots

    Business portraits with a fresh, modern look.

  • 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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Faces of Colombia

March 17, 2018

A few years ago, I found myself sitting on a park bench in Parque Bolivar, a large town square in Medellin, Colombia. As I sipped scorching hot coffee from a thin plastic cup, an endless parade of fascinating characters passed by me. Businessmen clutched their briefcases, priests and nuns headed towards the cathedral, musicians serenaded couples, street kids picked through the trash, prostitutes eyed potential clients and young families ate ice cream. It was the good, the bad and the ugly of Medellin concentrated into a square block with free seating and ample snacks.

The show was fascinating and inspired ...

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Passport and Visa Photos

March 11, 2018

If you need a new passport or visa photo for you (or your dog!), we can easily work that into any individual studio session. We can do standard US passport images, as well as meet the unique requirements of any foreign country or embassy. Just let me know the details before the shoot, and we'll get a passport photo that will earn the envy of your fellow travelers and bring a smile to the face of the grumpiest TSA agent! There is no extra charge for this.

After your session when we're retouching your best portraits, we will also ...

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Location Headshot Blitz

Feb. 25, 2018

Working at a company where the mission is to make everyone's house a safe and healthy place must make people happy. I recently had a location headshot session at the Green and Healthy Housing Initiative in Baltimore and they were an extremely smiley bunch. This was a very good thing, because I had to photograph 40 people in the space of two hours. There was no time to turn on the Drenner charm if someone was having a bad day!

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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 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 DC area studio
  • One person
  • Two looks
  • 60 minute session
  • 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 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 through his headshot studio 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.

Contact us

Please drop us a line and we'll get back to you ASAP. For the fastest answers to your questions, please take a look at our FAQ.

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





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