“Dean goes above and beyond to ensure you look your best.”

-Sherill Quinn

Authenticity matters.

An inauthentic headshot can undermine your efforts to connect with stakeholders, employees, or employers.

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“Truly a glimpse of what it’s like to work with you!”

-Cath Schikerling


Dean Birinyi takes exceptional headshots. My friends are all wowed by the shots!

-Cathy Lara

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Bringing out the best in people.

My skipper in the Navy told me, “If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right.” His advice is the core of my approach to life and my working style. Depending on what resonates with the person I photograph, I might be silly, intellectual, or serious, but I’m always having fun.


Dean was a genuine pleasure to work with.

-Jon Carlson

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I know how hard it can be to be photographed.

It can be tough to be yourself with the bright lights in your eyes and that big lens in your face. I’ll guide you through the process with patience and good humor, helping you look sharp, cool, and confident in your professional headshots.

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A Simple Three-Step Plan for Great Headshots

Before Your Photoshoot

A few days before your photoshoot, we’ll talk over Zoom to answer your questions and help you get ready. 

During Your Photoshoot

There’s no time limit on your session. We won’t take longer than we need, but I won’t rush you out the door with second-best headshots.

I’ll coach you on projecting the attitudes and emotions that suit you best.

After Your Photoshoot

I’ll offer my professional opinion about any photo to help you make good, objective decisions about which ones you want to buy.

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I was riffing away while doing a guy’s headshots last year. He asked me if I had a “Joke Bone?” I responded saying, “No. It’s called a funny bone.”

He asked if telling jokes was a knee-jerk reaction for me. I told him “It’s reflexive.”

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I think I’m a comedian and am on a life-long search for people who agree.

My real secret to a great headshot is that I love my job so much that I can’t wait to get to work in the mornings. I bring this enthusiasm to every shoot, using my good humor and lust for life to lift people’s spirits, share a laugh, and make them smile.


Dean is very meticulous and makes sure you get the best overall picture.

-David Schively


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Meticulous attention to detail.

You want to look sharp in your headshots. It takes time, and energy to get your hair, and clothes just right. The payoff for your patience is the pride and confidence you’ll feel knowing you’re squared away as we used to say in the Navy.


Dean’s expertise, professionalism, and personalized approach guarantee an enjoyable experience.

-Leo Liu

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Being photographed well is a skill.

Celebrities are taught how to be photographed. I’ll give you this same training. Once you see how good you look with the right coaching your confidence and enthusiasm will come through in your headshots.

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