A few years ago, I did the official holiday portrait for Vice President Joe Biden and family. I first met the uber-charming Dr. Jill Biden and her staff while photographing an event at the VP's residence for the Red Cross. Two years later, they thought of me when they were looking for a portrait photographer to do some family photos for their annual holiday card.

(Below you can see an awkward photo of me, Dr. Jill and Santa Claus from that day.)

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I recently had a second great shoot with the good people at Baltimore Gas, and Electric and wanted to share a few of the photos here. I'm sorry I couldn't resist the cheesy pun/dad joke in my headline, but the photos were just electrifying. (Doh! Did it again...)

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Recent Shoots

By Dennis Drenner on 5 Sep 2017
in Recent shoots





A quick post here to display some recent headshot work, and give you an idea how real people are using my photos to aid their businesses and careers. For example, author Barbara Bourland is displaying my portraits on her website and in promotional materials (Her book "I'll Eat When I'm Dead" was released recently).

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Organizing headshots for your office can be like herding cats. So if you're the one in charge of this, give yourself a hug and have a stiff drink on me. After your drink, relax and know I'm here to help! Please take a minute to read the info below, and let me know any questions.

The Pop Up Studio

I often pack up my studio gear and set it up at your place of business. I can photograph just a handful to over a hundred people in a day. It's very convenient as an employee can leave their desks for ...

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Headshot Background Options

By Dennis Drenner on 18 Apr 2017
in Preparing for your shoot





There are a few things to consider when choosing a background for someone's headshot. What is the skin and hair color? What is their clothing? What feeling do they want to project – Snuggly Teddy Bear or Chuck Norris? Do I need to match a style or color that their company is currently using?

During longer sessions, there’s more time to experiment with different options, but for larger group sessions (20 people and up) we usually have to make a decision and stick with it to keep to a schedule.

Here's a list of the most common background ...

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